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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Housing Expense Reduction Support

Mission: Helping Hand House is dedicated to ending and preventing family homelessness.

Results: Helping Hand House served nearly 260 families in 2011 who were homeless or on the brink of homelessness, including over 500 children.

Target demographics: homeless or nearly homeless families with children under 18, in Pierce County, WA.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 260 families

Geographic areas served: Pierce County, WA

Programs: Emergency Housing (up to 3 months), Transitional Housing (up to 24 months), Permanent Supportive Housing (case by case determination), Rapid-Rehousing (up to 18 months).

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jaime L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non-profit that helps families move forward!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Excellent and forward thinking agency!!! They dont just meet the needs of families but help them develop their own path toward independence.

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Duke P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the way they serve families and treat them so well. They truly believe that homelessness is a symptom of the problems and that helping the individuals grow is what really ends the cycle of poverty.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Helping Hands House is a wonderful nonprofit! As a volunteer I see how much they truly care about the families they help. Everyone is friendly, warm and excited about what their roles are, either as a colunteer or employee. Seeing this kind of commitment, from the directors down to the people that help with stocking food and toys, makes me very proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE Helping Hand House and supporting their efforts. This is a program that not only takes in/helps families in need but puts them into a program that supplies them with the tools to get on their own once again through financial planning, employment and healthy choices.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having my children join in as we helped Helping Hand House to create Easter baskets for families as well as household items was a wonderful way to open lines of communication about the power of giving and helping others. It allowed all of us to get that "We are all God's children and we need to help pull each other up when one of us is down" feeling. The people at Helping Hand House were wonderful. I think their work is extremely valuable to the folks they serve!

layywm44

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Volunteering with Helping Hand House I see the people working together, caring for the families they help. They give families the tools to move from surviving on the street to living in a home and getting back on their feet, so they can stay on their feet. Pierce County is Blessed to have Helping Hand House. I am updating my review. Recently Helping Hand House has laid off/fired some dedicated, loyal, overworked & underpaid employees. I do not see how they can still provide the outstanding services they were known for, therefore I do not consider them great, good but not great.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been so wonderful , serving on the board for this incredible organization! The staff at Helping Hand House is the perfect balance between compassion and professionalism! I am so glad I have gotten a chance to get involved in this organization, who serves the homeless and at risk families in Pierce County!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Helping Hand House is a dedicated non profit that is committed to providing housing and services for families that are homeless. The programs at Helping Hand House go beyond just providing a roof they include case management services, employment and job search help, and teaching financial literacy. This agency also has a group of dedicated volunteers and local support that are passionate about helping homeless families. Helping Hand House provides programs that help families in their greatest time of need, some of which are recognized nationally. As a board member and volunteer it is such a great pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of staff and volunteers. This program is truly an example of what an effective program for addressing homeless families and some of our most vulnerable population can do. This program makes a difference in families lives and creates a positive outcome for all families who receive services. They are numerous examples of family members finding jobs aftering getting some support from this program. The children that are part of these families are also greatly impacted by the work that is done by Helping Hand House. They are some great success stories including the story of single mother with two boys who graduated from Helping Hand House. The two boys both recieved scholarships while they were in the Helping Hand House program. Without the support of a program like this for families children can be greatly impacted in the areas of both learning and behavior. For children to have the best chance at success they need a stable environment which includes having a shelter. With Helping Hand House though the services go beyond just having a shelter. The services include volunteers helping with recognizing childrens birthdays with a cake and gifts. Some of the children in the program have never had these things prior to the family coming to the organization for help. The employment program helps working parent find jobs and assists with job search and resumes. They also conduct interview skills training and education. The list of success this program shows and does everyday goes on. It is the passion of it's staff, community, and volunteers that is make it the most successful.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience since becoming a board member has been phenomonal. I knew of HHH in a broad sense prior to joining the board, but did not know much about the details of what they do. The staff in particular has impressed me with their dedication to their programs and the effort they put forth for each individual family they work with. They are well organized, well lead, and should serve as an example of what an effective non-profit organization could strive to be.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wow what a program! Helping Hand House has been so succesful with providing families with the support that they need to become self-sustaining.