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Helping Hand House

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

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).

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Bob L.


Rating: 5

Great organization that is helping families to help themselves. There is a genuine care and concern for individuals amongst the staff and leadership of Helping Hand House. Theres is not a job but a calling. Numerous family testimonials attest to the success of their programs.


Rating: 5

I have been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 8 years and have had our scouts donate to Helping Hand House for 7 of those years. The scouts really enjoy helping out this great organization, especially when they hear how families have greatly imroved their lives. The Helping Hand House is doing things our government cannot do, and that is to help get families back on their feet. Through the Helping Hand House we are able to touch so many kids lives and make a difference.