Providing a Haven for Heart Patients and Families

On August 13th, 2011, Wall Street Journal featured Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani, co-founders of Harboring Hearts.

Original article written by MELANIE GRAYCE WEST

The hospital waiting room is no place to live. So Michelle Javian and Yuki Kotani are providing a home for families in need.

Ms. Javian, 28 years old, and Ms. Kotani, 27, are the founders of Harboring Hearts, a two-year-old nonprofit that provides housing for people who have been hospitalized for cardiac-related disease and for caregivers who are traveling with a patient that is receiving care.

Harboring Hearts has provided grants totaling $40,000 to more than 200 people. Grants are provided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with hospital social workers. …