Category Archives: Connect!

Human Connection

Need to talk? Looking for a safe place to share and listen and grow?

Have you checked out Connect! @ CityHeART?

Connect! @CityHeART is a free, peer-led support network that aims to provide a safe and empowering environment for individuals who are seeking to recover from trauma, heal from grief and loss, and reclaim personal strengths and goals.


Connect! @CityHeART is holding a weekly women’s group at Beacon for Him in Long Beach. Email for more details!


Spotlight on Connect! @CityHeART Program Director, Helena Pataeva!

She created the CityHeART Walking Closet, which now gathers and delivers clothing donations across the city on a monthly basis. ❤

Long Beach Proud! <3

There are so many things to be proud about in the beautiful City of Long Beach. We are so happy to be building our outreach organization in a community that is filled with lovely people who celebrate one another’s diversity and equality ❤

In the aftermath of a beautiful Long Beach Pride weekend, join Connect! and Auspicious Arts at the LGBTQ Center Tuesday, May 23, from 6-9 pm for a self-care workshop! CityHeART aims to “wholeheARTedly love our city and tell its stories,” and we do that through a handful of unique service programs. These two CityHeART programs have put together a workshop that teaches YOU how to love yourself! AND as a special treat, Harvest Partners LB will be serving grapefruit tonics made from locally grown and harvested grapefruits!! ❤

Read more about the event details on Facebook

What did CityHeART do over the weekend?

HeARTsy kicked it off on Friday afternoon with an awesome Love Your Selfie art workshop for children at Century Villages at Cabrillo.

Feeding Long Beach served a hot spaghetti dinner to the children and their families after the art workshop wrapped up!

Connect! led its weekly women’s group meeting at Beacon for him ❤

On Saturday morning, Harvest Partners LB led its weekly harvest!

Thank you to all the many volunteers and donors who continue to support our mission and help us do what we do!


How did CityHeART end April? With a bang!


Auspicious Arts rocked its soft launch at Hellada Gallery on April 30.

For ten weeks, AusArts led therapeutic art workshops at Safe Refuge for folks in recovery in preparation for the Proud to Be Me Art Show!

Meet Nicole, the Director of Auspicious Arts. Nicole [right], is a dynamic artist who believes in bringing art closer and closer to to the advocacy table and who believes in the healing power of art. She brings herself into the community


HeARTsy and Connect! rocked Urban Community Outreach with a Walking Closet and an arts and crafts table for the kiddos!

Join us!

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