Grace’s Story: 100 Phone Calls to a Breakthrough…

Grace was in a rough spot, yet again. After nearly four years, she felt as though she was still just…hanging…on… In 2014, Grace’s husband unexpectedly passed away, leaving her as a single mom raising three kids under ten years old. She had been a stay-at-home mom, not having worked for years. With her husband as…

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July 13, 2018 by: lauriej Category: Blog | 0 Comments

Meet Vanessa

Q.  How long have you been at Helping Hand House? A.   I started volunteering with small projects at Helping Hand House in December of 2016. It was simple tasks like organizing gifts for our families during the holiday season. Then my interest continued to grow as I pondered the question of what people REALLY need…

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July 10, 2018 by: lauriej Category: Blog | 0 Comments

Linda and Joselyn – Ready for a Change!

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough. Richard M. DeVos Linda* had been homeless for over 4 ½ years, living and sleeping in her car. She has limited mobility, often unable to walk…

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April 5, 2018 by: lauriej Category: Blog | 0 Comments

Meet Lisa

Meet Lisa Schultz – Emergency Shelter Program Specialist Q:  How long have you been at Helping Hand House? A:   I’ve been with HHH as the Emergency Shelter Program Specialist since February of 2016. Prior to that, I worked as the director of Open Hearth Ministries for 6 years. I always worked closely with HHH to…

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April 4, 2018 by: lauriej Category: Blog | 0 Comments

Board Chair’s Report

“Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9 This work isn’t easy – not even for us. A pregnant 26-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter arrive on the doorstep of Helping Hand House, fleeing an abusive relationship, with the hope…

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February 28, 2018 by: lauriej Category: Blog | 0 Comments