Vision: A community where support is always accessible.

Mission: Ensure all parents, seniors, and disabled individuals have access to durable
medical equipment, general necessities, and a community of support.

Executive Summary: Joseph’s Heart was founded in January 2022 by Nakia Fountain of Fairfield, CA. Mrs. Fountain, a professional in the Adult & Aging community, had a desire to fill the gaps often left unmet by insurance agencies. Joseph’s Heart focuses on providing seniors, parents, and disabled individuals with durable medical equipment, general necessities, and a community of support. The goal is to ease the stress and pressure in the lives of our constituents by providing the support necessary during their greatest time of need.

Joseph Grady Adams was born April 20, 1925, in New Iberia, Louisiana. He attended grade school in Louisiana and while in the eighth grade, he had to end his time in school to begin working to assist his family financially. Joseph came from a large family where he was one of 14 children.

In his early 20s, Joseph came to California where he met his wife and had four children (3 daughters and 1 son). In 1984, Joseph suffered loss when his son died and then 8 years later, he lost his wife. However, Joseph lived on and was surrounded by his three daughters, seven grandchildren and lived to see his seven great grandchildren. Although Joseph did not have much of an education, he had a successful career for 35-40 years.

Joseph had a heart for providing for his family and ensuring they were well cared for, and not just his immediate family, his extended family as well without judgement. He opened his door to those in need for many years and ensured his family always had a place to live. If there was a couch, a recliner, or the floor, there was always room to sleep. If you were hungry, he would let others come in and eat or provide the money for the food.

On October 26, 2021, Joseph passed away peacefully at home at the age of 96. He was such a kind, loving, and giving soul and his heart will continue to live on through this organization.

Nakia Fountain, Executive Director/President

Nakia is a married mother of three (one daughter, Jaynell and identical twin sons, Jordan and Josiah). She was born and raised in San Francisco and has now been a resident of Solano County for 20 years. Nakia completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, Early Childhood Development from CSU, East Bay in 2012. She also completed her Master of Science degree in Human Services with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Capella University in 2015. Nakia’s professional background includes teaching child development to new mothers as a Family Support Specialist; working as a Case Assistant with Children & Family Services; and she is currently an In-Home Supportive Services Social Worker providing services to the aged (seniors), blind, and disabled individuals for a Bay Area County. She is also and certified trainer in Infant and Toddler Care and a published author, completing her first book, “Our Relationships: Demonstrating God’s Love”, published in 2016. Nakia became her grandfather’s advocate in the healthcare system and maintained his finances for the several years and became one of his primary caregivers for the last few months of his life. She is now an active caregiver to her disabled mother while also managing her own personal health issues.

Throughout her life, Nakia struggled and received assistance from her grandfather Joseph and was very grateful for that help and she has always had a desire to give back, and not just to him, but to the community. She watched how he helped his immediate and extended family and wanted to take it a step further and complete something that she knew he would be proud of. “Joseph (Jacob’s son in the Bible) helped his family during a famine, after he had been sold into slavery. Joseph Adams helped his family throughout their own personal famines, regardless of how they got into them, he was always there for them, providing for them, until he took his last breath. I want to be that for the community. I told God that I wanted to do what He wanted me to do, and He gave me Joseph’s Heart. An organization to carry out His work and to finish out the work that my grandfather had begun in our family. I have the heart of Joseph Adams…a heart that cares for a community of people. A heart that loves and does not like to see people go without their necessities. I have the heart of my grandpa Joseph and we have the heart of Jesus, which is what you need to care for His people…our community”