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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: We foster healthy parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to support parents with the insights, skills, and tools necessary to build the meaningful connections that parents and children need to thrive. Our Vision Our vision is a world of warm, loving families where parents are well supported and responsive to the needs, fears, hopes and dreams of their children. Well-supported parents are natural leaders within their families and their communities. And because they truly understand how to listen and connect with their children, they will raise a generation of involved, creative, visionary problem solvers who will transform the world. At Hand in Hand, we heal society one family, one community at a time.

Target demographics: parents, stepparents, grandparents, early childhood educators, and professionals who serve families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,500 parents with live-contact services and reached millions more with parenting content online

Geographic areas served: the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world

Programs: classes, workshops, online tutorials, free live parenting calls, parent education talks, a website of helpful articles and success stories for parents, and training for professionals who work with families

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sofia R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My heart was lost and looking; looking for a way to treat children kindly and respectfully, but nowhere around me did I see what I was searching for, until I found Hand in Hand. Hand in Hand offers tools to be there for the little ones of the world, no matter what they do or feel or how they behave. It is truly unconditional love.

And as such, I have also learned about the goodness and potential of grown ups, from whom I lived in avoidance and fear.

And not least, it has helped me to love myself more fully, get in touch with my heart and my sensibility.

Hand in Hand changes the world one family at a time; it changed me, and now I go out into the world to do my part.

Hand in Hand is a light in our way, but more than that, it allows us to see the light in us and in others; that is why it is changing the world.

Thank you.

Christine204

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has given me the support I need to be a better parent and person. Through Listening Partnerships, I am able to be heard and work through tough issues. Before LPs, I was constantly disappointed with the people in my life because I was not quite getting what I needed and I was feeling resentful. My LPs and the group's support fill that need for me. I am very thankful for this group!

Vali Martin

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am grateful for getting to know you,it's life-changing . For the first time in my life I feel very close to my family (both husband and daughter) and it's all thanks to you!

1 Irina N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined Hand in Hand when my middle child was about 1 yo and crying every night for ours. I was exhausted and felt lost because I didn't know the reason this was happening. My response was harsh and unloving and I didn't like that about myself. I was set up to be a great mom, but I just lost my way. Hand in Hand helped me rediscover the goodness in me and my children, offered me spot on tools to deal with everyday challenges both with children and adults, and made me feel like part of a tribe that always has my back. Thank you for making your knowledge known to the world!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The simple yet effective parenting tools I've learned from Hand in Hand have improved my life and my relationship with my children. The support I receive daily makes all the difference in the way I deal with daily challenges. I benefited from a Scholarship from Hand in Hand to learn their parenting approach and for that I am most gratefull.

Brooke Cristal B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined the Hand in Hand Parenting Membership and Support page about one year ago at a time when I was feeling so stressed and overwhelmed as a parent and was not happy with the way this was affecting my responses to my kiddos. It has been life-changing and absolutely the very best decision I have made as a parent! The methods they teach feel so right and don't feel like more things to do and work on, but rather offer me so much support and encouragement. Their instructors are so incredibly on-point and generous with their time and expertise, and this is an organization that is making a huge difference in the world for good!! Thank you, Hand in Hand!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and the set of tools offered by Hand in Hand has helped so many of my clients who are parenting children with adverse early experiences or developmental challenges, and it has been especially helpful for families struggling with sleep issues.

muftiah

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand parenting is the best tool I have added to both my professional toolbox as a therapist and my personal toolbox as a parent.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started using the Hand in Hand "listening tools" when my daughter was almost 2. I've not looked back! It has changed my life personally and professionally; as a parent and as a mental health professional. Underneath of all the technique and theory is a very basic belief in the goodness of parents and children and in the wisdom inherent in each of us. When we are well-supported, we can access that wisdom. Hand in Hand provides that support and teaches us how to support each other; it is simple, yet profound.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in Hand has changed my relationship to my child but also to ALL people and myself. I absolutely love this organization. It is a great blessing in my life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hand in hand has transformed our parenting and our lives!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hand In Hand Parenting truly changes and heals families. This organization was a godsend to our family five years ago. I don't know in what state our relationships would be if we hadn't been introduced to its approach and tools. But today, we (my husband, two daughters and I) have a connected, happy and relaxed relationship. I credit it to all the wonderful resources of the organization. We took the in-person 6 week Parenting Starter Class, we pored over our copies of the pamphlets and referred to them in times of particular need, I am an active member of the online Yahoo! Groups discussion board, and regularly search the article archives on their excellent HandinHandParenting.org website for answers to online situations. Now that Patty has published, "Listen", I can keep this treasure of a book handy at all times, too!