September 27, 2016
Harboring Hearts is a 501 (c)(3) public charity dedicated to providing housing assistance and other vital support for critically ill heart patients and their families. Our goal is to enable patients and families to maintain financial and emotional stability, so they can focus on health and healing.
Harboring Hearts was founded by Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani -- two women who have met the devastating challenges of heart disease head on. Our organization's mission is rooted in each of our founding members’ personal connection to heart disease. We work with families, mothers, daughters, and wives who have been affected either directly or as a caregiver. The fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US has motivated us to take action and target some of our initiatives to advancing women's heart health. We would like to dedicate an initiative to enriching the lives of all women affected by heart disease. Our aim is to utilize our existing partnerships with hospitals to provide vital resources and a sense of community for women connected by their experiences with heart disease.