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Phone: 512-459-3353
3804 Avenue B
Austin
Texas 78751
USA
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Target demographics: HHH’s Residential Treatment Center (RTC) provides 24-hour care for up to 41 severely abused children ages 4-13 from across the state of Texas. The Child Placing Agency provides therapeutic foster care approximately 35 foster children ages 0 to 18 years old.

Direct beneficiaries per year: On average 130 children a year are served by Helping Hand Home for Children.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help facilitate a therapeutic educational or recreational activity for our children, such as gardening, outdoor playground games, a holiday carnival, a lesson, or a craft activity.

Geographic areas served: State of Texas

Programs: The oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County, HHH provides the full spectrum of residential childcare services for children. The children receive comprehensive treatment including life skills education, behavior intervention, psychotherapy, psychiatric care, education services, therapeutic recreation, and medical care. In 1995 Helping Hand Home’s Child Placing Agency began providing therapeutic foster care services and adoption services. In 2008 the Helping Hand Home Charter School opened its doors and began providing on-site specialized education services for up to 24 of HHH's children.

Mission:
The mission of Helping Hand Home for Children is to provide a therapeutic home for children and to restore each child to a healthy family setting.
Results:
Since 2003, 83% of the children who receive therapy have moved to a less restrictive setting, either into a foster home or adoptive family.

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04/19/11
It's always sunny at the Helping Hands Home for Children! It's filled to the brim with positive energy, which emulates from staff, volunteers, and the children! It's unforunate that a loving family isn't a birth right, but love is abundant for these children at this organization. They have ... more »
04/18/11
I have been lucky enough to volunteer at HHH for 6 months and plan to continue it for many more. I love that I am able to be the calming voice at the end of a sometimes hectic day as I read bedtime stories to individual children. The staff cares intensely about the well-being of these kids, and I'm ... more »
04/18/11
HHH really is a healing place for these special children. I have only been volunteering there for a few months, but already I see what a wonderful environment it is for the children. The staff are all well trained, professional, and friendly. It's a great place to get involved by donating your ... more »
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