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To improve the lives of the vulnerable and marginalized, enabling them to become productive and responsible by:

  • Creating one-on-one mentoring relationships between identified students and qualified, caring adult volunteers who are persons of good moral character and integrity.

  • Edifying and strengthening identified groups through outreach and training programs that will aid in whatever way possible to meet the needs materially and spiritually of each individual.


  • Being Christ-centered, full of faith, living prayerfully, and led by the Holy Spirit

  • We recognize that everyone has value and is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect

  • Demonstrating a genuine love for others by helping them recognize their potential and doing all we can to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs

  • To operate with excellence and integrity in everything we do

  • To practice excellent stewardship, accountability, and transparency with the resources that are entrusted to us

Heart and Home Ministries, Inc. a faith-based 501c3 organization was founded in 1989 by Jerry & Sonja Zielke.  Jerry and Sonja's daughter, Heidi Dollar, joined the ministry as Director in January, 2016.


The purpose of Heart and Home is to minister to the needs of children and families at risk both locally and internationally. In the local region, we fulfill our purpose through our H.O.P.E. (Help, Overcome, Propel, Empower) Mentoring Program with Advantage Academy ISD, a charter school with 3 locations in North Texas. We provide students of Advantage Academy with a caring adult who spends time with them, two times per month at the school, to help with homework, social issues, or just providing a listening ear. 

In 2015, our vision expanded to include an international project, with a focus on feeding and educational programs to children at risk. In 2020, we began preparing a ministry to victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in the United States and in other countries.

We have partnered with established, well-respected organizations both home and

abroad to help them achieve the goals and visions that God has given them to reach their communities. We accomplish this by sending teams on short-term mission trips, comprised of doctors, dentists, educators and people willing to use their talents on projects to benefit the local outreach.

All the partners or outreaches we participate with must help us fulfill our mission, and that is, to minister to the needs of children and families at risk. This includes helping to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the children and families we serve. Our objective is to always share the love of Christ to every man, woman or child that we have the privilege to meet.

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"When you cared for one of the least of these my little ones... you demonstrated love for me."                                                                                                                                                        – Matthew 25:40

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