Helping Hand House is dedicated to providing emergency shelter and housing solutions to children and families, ending their crisis of homelessness. We provide housing and other services to families living in East Pierce County, whose income is below 30% of the area median income, and who are homeless or living in places not fit for human habitation.

Helping Hand House provides assistance through multiple housing programs, serving families who need varying degrees of assistance based on their current situation. While we are unable to serve every family who walks through our door, those who qualify for services are helped through one or more of the following programs…

Emergency Shelter

HHH’s Emergency Shelter Program is designed to provide immediate, temporary housing for homeless families with children. HHH provides furnished housing and intensive case management for the family for up to 30 days in one of eight agency-owned or donated homes. During their stay, HHH helps the client secure permanent housing through another HHH housing program or provides referrals to another agency able to help the client find their next home.

Rapid Rehousing

HHH’s Rapid Rehousing Program provides training and financial assistance to homeless families who have the capacity to recover quickly from an episode of homelessness with minimal assistance. To meet the goal of helping the client family sign a lease in their own name, HHH helps families secure suitable housing by providing financial resources for application fees, move-in costs, and rental and utilities assistance for up to one year.

Permanent Supportive Housing

HHH’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program utilizes agency-owned homes to house chronically homeless families in which a family member has a documented permanent disability that limits the family’s ability to fully-support their own housing solution. Families pay a portion of their monthly income toward rent. Additional support received is focused on enhancing their career potential with the goal of assisting the family to attain as much self-sufficiency as possible.

Affordable Housing

In HHH’s Affordable Housing Program, eligible families, whether currently homeless or living in unstable conditions not conducive to a child’s well-being, move into a HHH-owned home under a one-year, below-market rent lease during which they also pay for utilities and other housing costs. The goal of the program is to help the adults in the family succeed in overcoming their long-term barriers to family and housing stability while encouraging them to recognize that a child’s education should become and remain a priority in their lives.

Our Mission

Helping Hand House provides emergency shelter and housing solutions to families in our community, ending their crisis of homelessness.

What We Do

Helping Hand House serves families with children in our community experiencing the crisis of homelessness by providing emergency shelter and other services in an effort to help them obtain their own safe and secure “forever” home. We provide urgent relief with trust, dignity, respect and compassion while rekindling their hope for a better future.

Our Core Values

Urgent Relief

We respond with immediacy and agility.


We are helpful, confidential, ethical and professional.


We treat everyone with respect, and we help people move toward a deeper understanding of their possibilities and potential.

Our Sponsors

Helping Hand House Sponsors

Our community is very important to HHH and we are pleased to acknowledge individuals and businesses who have pledged to becoming our long-term partners in providing emergency shelter and housing solutions for families. If you would like to learn more about partnering with us in some way, contact us at There are opportunities for everyone to be involved.

Legacy Partner

Puyallup South Hill Rotary Club

Helping Hand House acknowledges the history of support from the Puyallup South Hill Rotary Club. Since 1991, the club has supported families in crisis by providing both financial resources as well as four housing units for use in our Emergency Shelter Program. HHH could never serve the number of families we do without this valued partnership. We look forward to what the future brings as we work together to serve those in need.