Ms Evelyn “The Heart Lady” Polk


Evelyn PolkEvelyn Polk, affectionately called and referred to by many youth and families as ” Ms. E ” or “The Heart Lady” , is the Founder and Director of For A Child’s H.E.A.R.T., Inc., a non-profit organization located in Vallejo, CA which provides counseling and support services for foster/adoptive youth and their caregivers.  She is also the producer/host of  the television talk show “Visions For A Child’s Heart”,  author of “It’s Heart Work: Being The Village That Raises A Child” and lead author of the the compilation “Meeting Les Brown: Ms. Mamie Brown’s Baby Boy”, a tribute in celebration of the  65th birthday of the world renown motivational speaker, also a former foster child/adoptee..

She is a licensed marriage, family & child therapist, in private practice for over 18 years and has the combined experience of counseling numerous children, couples and families, for almost 30 years; serving in various agencies and positions as a Social Worker in the Department of Social Services,  Counselor in Residential Treatment, and Therapist in Day Treatment, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Outpatient Mental Health Programs.  One of the most valued experiences Ms. E brings to her work, however, is her personal experience and commitment as a single foster and adoptive parent.

In honor of Black History and International Women’s Month, the McCree-Goudeau Gallery will offer a series of talks from Authors, Writers & Activists. Come and listen!

Accompanied by the art of: Monica Clark, Cheryl Mitchell, Mihr’Un’Nisa

Free event; donations welcome.

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Date(s) - Sun, Mar 30, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

McCree-Goudeau Gallery
930 Marin St., Vallejo

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