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About our Non-Profit Charity

One Heart for Women and Children is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization located in Orlando, Florida. We help individuals who are homeless or in times of transition by helping them meet their most essential needs. We help provide access to food, clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene items, household items, and more.

Our goal each and every day is that each and every person that interacts with One Heart not only receives the resources they need but also feels a sense of hope.

We also offer a full spectrum of educational and preventative services, focusing on topics like: life skills, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse prevention. One Heart even helps coordinate special projects with our community partners like planting community gardens, performing home renovations, and more.

It takes a community to serve our neighbors. Each and every one of us has something to offer. One Heart strives to provide a feeling of hope through each piece of the puzzle – community service, resources, support and faith. Founder Stephanie Bowman’s goal is that all these puzzle pieces, once connected, will create hope, build a community that cares, and foster opportunities for those in need.

About our Founder

Stephanie Bowman was a young mother of two when she narrowly escaped domestic violence. She battled addiction and was homeless for several weeks. After a life-changing act of kindness, Stephanie decided she wanted more for her family. Her daughters went into foster care for a short time so she could begin treatment in 1999. She has been clean and sober since then.

People Magazine Senior Editor Michelle Tauber says: “Stephanie’s raw candor about her own battle with addiction has resonated with millions of People magazine readers across America. Her sobriety journey has inspired many of them to start their own journeys — and inspired countless others to give back.”

Orlando Sentinel Columnist Scott Maxwell named Stephanie one of the “10 People Who Make Orlando a Better Place to Live,” telling readers: “Bowman is a one-woman tour de force — whose own life was once in shambles — who now works nonstop to help others.”

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Our Transparency Promise

100% of all donations benefit One Heart for Women and Children. All donations are tax deductible for residents of the United States. One Heart for Women and Children is not affiliated with any religious group or political party, and will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.