Heartisans Marketplace is dedicated to changing lives and supporting self-sufficiency...
one woman at a time.
 

About Us

Heartisans Marketplace was established in the fall of 2014 as a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We are a unique gift shop located in downtown Longview whose mission is to provide a customized job readiness program to unemployed women living in the local community.

Our goal of increasing the employability and self-sufficiency of program participants is achieved through a community partnership with Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) as an ACT Career Ready 101 site.

In doing so, we utilize a manufacturing business model. Heartisans’ products are handmade in our various manufacturing studios. These quality products, along with other sourced products, are available for sale in our retail shop and website.

Studios: Manufacturing, Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery/Vinyl Personalization, Artisan Craft, Letterpress Printing, Handwork and Basketmaking

Profits generated from the sale of these products at Heartisans Marketplace, along with community donations, provide training and employment opportunities for our program participants.

Women are referred into the Heartisans' job readiness program from other community non-profits, churches, social groups, and the community at large.


Heartisans Provides

Opportunities for volunteers to serve in our community with their gifts and talents throughout Heartisans.

Funds, generated from retail profits and community donations, are used to aid participates while in and upon completion of the program, including legal, medical/dental/vision, counseling, housing, and transportation.

Avenues for relationship building for women in the community to strengthen the quality of life for all women.

A valuable network, through the volunteers and community partners, of support and encouragement while participants transition out of dependence to self-sufficiency.


Program Objectives

To provide a holistic approach for work readiness through community partnerships.

To provide career matching and ACT WorkKeys pre-testing.

To provide ACT WorkKeys test preparation and ACT WorkKeys testing.

To provide a hands-on job training experience through Heartisans’ manufacturing studios, reinforcing the WorkKeys and Essential Skills, enabling program participants to be work-ready when exiting the program.

To provide a work reference and community service hours completion for program participants.

To provide job placement and further education pathways upon completion of the program.