Make a Personal Impact
Please take a moment and fill out this form and we will put you in contact with an incarcerated young man who needs encouragement and someone who cares about him.
One Heart Notes is a pen pal program we have established directly with Gainesville State School (GSS). Our pen pals “in the free” write the youth in GSS. It’s that simple. There are no requirements and no long-term commitments. We ask that you keep in touch with your youth to the best of your ability. Our volunteer coordinator will follow-up with you periodically to see how correspondence is going. Everything (including correspondence) leaving GSS is monitored by staff; your return address will show One Heart’s office address. We only ask that you make no promises of financial support and use your good judgment. These young men are hungry for opportunities to improve their lives and need reliable sources of support and encouragement. One Heart also offers opportunities to meet your pen pal. If you are interested in continuing a support relationship with your youth, we make that possible with the backing and guidelines of the Texas Youth Commission (TYC).