We aspire to reach all special needs persons around the world.
-- Mrs. Filipinas Josue, Grandmother of a beneficiary
"Maganda ang advocacy ni Ma'am Ana, nakakatulong siya sa maraming parents, [at sa] mga taong may kapansanan. [Dahil sa Dance Movement Therapy] May improvement na sa kondinsyon ng apo ko dahil noon, wala talaga siyang social skills. Unti-unti, makikita mo na siyang tumitingin minsan sa kausap niya. Sumasabay na rin siya sa mga dances tuwing therapy sessions. Sana mapagpatuloy nila ito dahil maganda ang layunin nila."
Since its launch in 2011,The Heart at Play Foundation has reached more 500 families and expanded to four
centers across Quezon City and Makati City.
SACRED HEART PARISH, QUEZON CITY
THP Foundation conducts free Dance Movement Therapy sessions for the marginalized sector in Quezon City every Saturday afternoon. This community is the first recipient of THP's services. Consequently, our core members and "First Fruits" come from this chapter.
A million thanks to the Parish Community, Rev. Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD and Fr. Ben Beltran, SVD, our most generous benefactors Mrs. Evelyn Go and Mrs. Sally Ong & Family and the entire parish admin staff for making us feel welcome at every session.
BATINO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, QUEZON CITY
Since the second half of 2011, THP has been propagating the Dance Movement Therapy Program to Batino Elementary School, a Department of Education run Sped Center. With the support of then principal Villapanta and incumbent principal Meneses, we continue to provide our services to the students of Batino. Sessions are held every Friday morning.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY PARISH, MAKATI CITY
THP's second milestone was the creation of our Makati City branch with the help of our good friend and proponent, Mrs. Elizabeth Ching. We dedicate Saturday mornings to providing free Dance Movement Therapy Sessions to the Makati Community. Our regular venue is sponsored by the St. John Vianney Parish.
SAN VICENTE SPED ELEMENTARY CENTER, QUEZON CITY
Immediately after our Batino sessions, we head to San Vicente Sped Elementary Center in Quezon City every Friday noon Here we serve students with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilites. Much thanks to the invitation of then Batino Principal: Julio Villapanta. The faculty and parents of our students are very supportive. This community may be small but it is growing - fast! So is THP!