OUR STORY

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded in August 2017 by Yolanda Medrano.

 

We serve underprivileged youth from approximately 10 schools in the northeast area of Las Vegas, and their families in overcoming emotional obstacles to heal themselves so that they can better handle their academic and home life to become leaders within the community.

 

We understand that unless we get to the root of their situation they may never heal and fulfill their true purpose. We also know that we must work with the family as a whole in order for the children to succeed further. Our goal is to collaborate with other organizations to maximize resources for these families to eliminate as much stress as allowed.

Our Vision in Action

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This is a news article written by the Las Vegas Review Journal about our after-school program "Teens in Action". This program focused on activities for students to address and work with emotional and mental trauma. 

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Our students made these notes of inspiration and motivation for the homeless in their community.

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Our students made these notes of inspiration and motivation for the homeless in their community.

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Healing Hearts Movement
Healing Hearts Movement

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OUR TEAM

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Yolanda Medrano

Founder & President

Yolanda Medrano is certified in different modalities of integrative holistic healing  and the founder of the non-profit organization Healing Hearts. Yolanda was diagnosed with a seizure disorder when she was 16 years old.  

 

In her effort to find other options for her health she was introduced to holistic healing modalities, where she learned that the illness or disease in her body couldn't be taken care of until she released her toxic emotions that perpetuated her disease.  By doing so, she was able to forgive herself and let go of the fear, anger, guilt, and resentment she had buried deeply in the wake of her boyfriend's death by gang violence when he retaliated against the people who assaulted her. 

 

After a while she noticed that her way of thinking was now positive. She was no longer depressed, her health improved, and her seizures were not as frequent. Her curiosity caused her to do more research and learn the anatomy of the enigmatic human body and how energy can relieve the toxic emotions that affect it.

 

Healing Hearts was created for her love to help others cope with their traumatic experiences as well as toxic emotions like anger, anxiety, and depression that cause illness to mind and body through holistic and natural modalities.  

 

Remembering how lost she was as a youth, not understanding her pain and her mixed emotions after her boyfriend's death, she created YOUR STORY MATTERS, a one of a kind curriculum that lets people know that they matter.  Everything that happens in their lives has a purpose, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Once they can accept that and release any resentment, guilt, or anger they will be able to serve their purpose and live a better life.

 

Yolanda's passion to introduce agape love and compassion to our youth has been in her heart since 1997 when she helped her first group of youth in Long Beach, CA at Stephens Middle School. Her along with other volunteers helped at risk teenagers to redirect their lives from gang life to sports and dance.

 

In 2011, Yolanda was acknowledged for making a difference in her community and was nominated for Women of Distinction by the Congressional 25th District of the LA County.  Today she is making a difference with some of our local Las Vegas at risk youth.  She believes that with love, compassion, understanding, and a lot of FAITH we can help our youth find their true purpose, one youth at a time.

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Julie Gluth

Vice President

Julie has been an entrepreneur at heart all her life; her parents owned a supermarket in Mexico where she grew up. She joined the US Army at age 23.  She retired after serving 22 years and became a Department of Defense contractor for six more years.  Julie has been part of a large Direct Sales company for 19 years, and an Affiliate with a multilevel company for five.  With her vast organizational skills and her passion for entrepreneurship, in December 2015 Julie organized the first large Hispanic Mixer where 20 vendors participated with live entertainment.  

 

In May 05, 2016 Julie and Yolanda co-founded Latinos En Acción, LLC. Its mission statement was to teach, mentor, motivate, and inspire our Latin Entrepreneurs and Business owners to learn to network, to leverage their business partners and sphere of influence to be successful, and to mentor youth. Because of this, Las Vegas Kidpreneurs Business Fair idea was born where bringing the entrepreneurship experience for our children ages 6-17 years old was realized in August 2017 at our first fair. Children were taught to create their own business plan, and we instilled leadership, courage, perseverance, and responsibility into young hearts and minds.  We believe we can change young lives by making an impact on future leaders.

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Silvia Fernelius is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Aroma Touch Technician who loves assisting the community by teaching about natural and holistic medicine. She utilizes essential oils, herbs and other modalities in her work.

 

She has served the community in many areas over the past 20 years including being a parent liaison for Zion’s Youth Symphony and Choir, volunteering for the school district in many positions across the valley and as a Cub Scout leader for the Bears, Webelos, and Wolf ranks with the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Her vision is to see a Healer in every home so that each family can live healthier and happier. This can become reality when we all work together and help each other out.

Silvia Fernelius

Secretary

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Ed Arroyo

Ed was Chairperson of the ATF Chicago Region Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee to advise the EEO manager of real or perceived barriers to equal opportunity. (He held the position of the individual whom he formerly advised)

 

He plans and coordinates activities under the Special Emphasis Program for the Region, such as Black History Month, Women’s Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, etc.

 

From 1993 - 1996, he became EEO Counselor: Counseling employees and applicants regarding discrimination and the complaint process.

 

Awards and Honors:

 

  • Received the 1994 Department of the Treasury’s Equal Employment Opportunity Award (only one award given annually by the treasury department) 

  • Several Special Act Awards given by the the bureau for work performance.

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