Hearts Unknown Education (HÚE)

Every kid deserves a safe place to work through big feelings. When kids come to Hearts Unknown Education (HÚE), that place might be a canvas (or a drum, or a stage, or a conversation with a caring mental health professional).

We know art heals, and creative expression and community are two of the BEST ways we know to facilitate healing, create belonging, and nurture mental health for kiddos who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.

Hearts Unknown Education (HÚE) is a dynamic nonprofit organization that guides young people who are struggling emotionally with a unique offering of imaginative experiences in a safe and supportive environment. With an emphasis on “creative wellness,” HÚE provides valuable opportunities for at-risk youth (age 6-18) to express themselves through art (we currently offer painting, knitting and music with ideally theatre, photography, and film down the road), to connect with one another, and to learn appreciation of their special talents and perspectives. HÚE is dedicated to supporting both youth and family members in finding community resources, improving communication and connection, and above all finding a safe space.

To ensure that finances are not a barrier to the type of connection and healing kids find at HÚE, all classes are offered free of charge.

Your Donation to HÚE provides:

  • Funding to secure a dedicated art space where HÚE Kids can THRIVE
  • Increased access to qualified mental health support and community resources
  • Expanded class availability and offerings
  • Supplies and materials needed for students to express themselves
Hearts Unknown Education

Contact Information


Nicola Carpinelli


DIY Cave - 444 SE 9th Street, Suite #150, Bend OR 97702

Phone Number:

(541) 213-0679




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