Join us in ending family homelessness, one family at a time.

HHH could not provide all of the needed housing services for families without the generous support of like-minded donors and volunteers. Every dollar you give and every hour you volunteer has a tangible value in completing our work. Our appreciation runs deep for those who value the life-changing and community-transforming work we do.

If you are passionate about the well-being of children and families in Pierce County, we welcome you to consider the many ways to get involved and help us achieve our mission of providing emergency shelter and housing solutions for families in our community, ending their crisis of homelessness.






Pack the Backpacks!!!

One of HHH’s long-term supporters, Fuegos at South Hill Mall, is supplying awesome backpacks for all the kids served by Helping Hand House this year, but we need supplies!

Help us send these kids to school with everything they need to be successful this Fall! Students of all ages will come to our office, pick their backpack, and “shop” in our “school supplies store.” This is always a highlight of our year!

Please bring school supply donations to our office anytime Monday through Thursday from 8AM-4PM, or Fridays from 8AM-12PM. We will collect items through the end of August.  Thank you so much!

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Open Hearth Screeners and Visitors

Open Hearth Urgent Relief Program provides immediate respite care for families as they work toward their next stable housing solution.

Individuals interested in becoming screeners and visitors will be required to attend a short initial orientation with HHH, and then be interviewed by the Open Hearth Program Specialist. Additional training and resources will be provided to selected volunteers.


Screeners are a first person of contact for a family with children who are homeless. You must be able to listen to callers, ask questions, and gather information needed to determine if a family qualifies for the Open Hearth Program.

As a screener you must be willing to carry the program’s cell phone a week at a time, answering an average of 3-7 calls per day which typically last 10 minutes or less. If a family does not qualify, a screener’s goal would be to find at least one resource for the family so each conversation ends with hope.


When a family is  accepted into the Open Hearth program, a visitor meets with the family in person to help with any immediate needs and provide resources. Visitors will often just be an ear for listening to a family while they sort our their situation. Visitors will also be responsible for following up with the family daily.

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Birthday Program

Support families in need by providing a cake and gift for a kid’s special day through our Birthday Program…

When a family is homeless and struggling to make ends meet, one of the things that always gets “pushed aside” is birthday celebrations. Here at Helping Hand House, every kid is special – and special kids deserve a birthday surprise!

We would love your help making a kid’s birthday a day to remember. Of you are interested in participating in this program, let us know. What a fun way to make a difference!

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Donate Supplies or Organize a Drive of Your Own

Our most consistent need is for items like linens, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and many other items used in our homes and by our families. Stocking these homes is one of the first steps of welcoming a family into their new home.

Our inventory is running critically low. We need your help! We accept supplies, gift cards, and more to help stock these homes. Go to Supply List and Donation Options to answer many of your questions.

If you are looking for a way to maximize your impact? Gather your friends, church, or another local group together and organize your own supply drive!

Items can be delivered or shipped to the Helping Hand House office.


Contact Us To Get Involved

Partnership Opportunities

There is simply no way Helping Hand House can provide the services it does for children and families without critical partnerships with individuals, businesses, churches, and other entities in our community. Since our inception, it has been these partnerships that have helped us leverage our resources to positively affect the lives of those in need.

We are always looking to expand our scope of outreach and services to families. If you have an interesting or creative idea about how you can partner with us to help achieve our mission, we would love to hear from you!

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Employment Opportunities

Our Mission at Helping Hand House is to provide emergency shelter and housing solutions to families in our community, ending their crisis of homelessness.

Do you have a passion for strengthening families, building relationships, and working creatively to solve problems? Our work leads to lasting impact in the lives of the children and families we serve, from giving a child his first Christmas or birthday present to helping a mom navigate the rough waters toward financial stability. We are all here because we’re passionate about what we do…and WHO we do it for!

As a staff member at Helping Hand House, you will be challenged to utilize your gifts and talents to help shepherd families through a very difficult time of their lives. As a team who works closely together, we start from a position of trusting one another as we draw on each other’s strengths and support. We are motivated and dedicated to treating our families with compassion as we help them see the hope for a better future for their children.

If this seems like a place where you would like to spend your time, we look forward to meeting you!

We currently have no paid positions available.

Volunteer Opportunities