Storytelling Used to Educate Vulnerable Children and Families about Trafficking Around the world – and close to home – as many as four million people each year are trafficked for forced labor and sexual exploitation. Sadly, about 50% of those...read more
Headwaters Relief Organization is teaming with Shamim Sarif, an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and film director. Sarif recently finished her fourth novel, which has a focus on human trafficking. Shamim Sarif has pledged to donate 100% of the...read more
The story of a man dedicated to ensuring refugee children have access to education.read more
Kare 11: Interview with Dr. Roshan Khatri:Disaster relief volunteers write, illustrate children’s books to help kids heal
Kare 11: Interview with Dr. Roshan Khatri:Disaster relief volunteers write, illustrate children's books to help kids heal After tornadoes and hurricanes, volunteers quickly move in to help. They clean up debris. Some even stick around to...read more
Headwaters was recognized for contributions to Puerto Rico’s recovery post hurricane Maria. Headwaters went to Puerto Rico as part of a team of first responders after Hurricane Maria in October 2017. There were no lights and no water in Puerto...read more
Star Tribune: Interview with Dr. Roshan Khatri: Headwaters offers disaster relief with childrens books Storytelling is a powerful tool in disaster recovery. Children make sense of the world through stories, beginning with those their parents...read more
Pioneer Press: Interview with Dr. Roshan Khatri:Using storytelling to help kids (and adults) heal from trauma Roshan Khatri was managing a 40-bed hospital in Nepal when the ground began to shake. It was April 25, 2015, and he was just beginning...read more
WCCO: Interview with Dr. Roshan Khatri: Book Series Helps Kids Overcome Disasters Dr. Roshan Khatri was interview by WCCO, about the Headwaters book series that helps kids overcome disasters. To date, Headwaters have produced 6...read more
We are excited to announce that Headwaters won the award for Innovative Project of the Year at the National VOAD conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The project that was selected was for the books we have developed for children following a disaster. To date, we have...read more
August 8-12, 2019
Rebuild trip following hurricane Harvey in 2017. There are many people who are still living in temporary housing and there is a large need for volunteers. I know many of you helped respond there in the weeks after the storm and may be interested in helping people get back into their homes.
February 15, 2020
2nd Annual Mardi Gras Gala
Let's Do This Together
Whether you are on the ground or behind-the-scenes, by becoming a Headwaters volunteer you will be making a difference in the lives of people recovering from natural disasters. As a grassroots disaster relief organization, Headwaters welcomes people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences to be a part of our team.
Disaster victims have varying degrees of options for self-recovery. Those with the fewest resources are often left without the emotional and physical means to rebuild and restart their lives. Financial contributions enable the most vulnerable victims of natural disasters rebuild their lives — from purchasing supplies for schools in Haiti to creating a book to help the children of the Philippines understand their feelings.
Partner With Us
Headwaters is seeking to find new strategic partners and ideas for fundraising and recruiting volunteers. It is the vision of our board that we convey the message to all businesses and persons, that Headwaters is founded on the premise that it is an organization that exists to provide an opportunity for people to give and volunteer and to have more direct and hands on involvement. Contact us to learn more about corporate partnerships.