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.







Adopt a Family…

Want to make sure families have gifts under their tree? You can do that by Adopting a Family! Here’s how…

Let us know what size family you’re hoping for — they come in all shapes and sizes! We have a list of available families we will send you, then you let us know, using an ID#, which family or families you’ve selected. We will email you information for each family member including first names of parent(s) and children, their sizes, list of needs, and some of their interests and wishes. 50 families are available for adoption so don’t wait…first come, first serve!

You can then ‘Shop Til You Drop!’ You and your family or group will have fun wrapping the gifts, tagging each of them with a first name and ID#, then delivering to the Helping Hand House office anytime between now and the 13th of December.

Families will be notified their gifts are available to be picked up and put under their tree to enjoy until Christmas morning, or Christmas Eve if they aren’t able to contain the kids’ excitement any longer!

Any questions, contact Laurie at or call 253-848-6096, Ext. 101.

Donate to the Santa Store…

Families, especially parents are very appreciative of the gifts provided by the Adopt a Family program. However, it’s important for parents to feel involved in providing gifts they’re able to wrap and put under the tree for their children.

To provide this option for parents, we are collecting new, unwrapped items for our “Santa Store” experience. Parents will “shop” for gifts they can pick out for their children. Items are accepted for boys and girls, ages newborn to 18. Donations for the Santa Shop can be delivered to the Helping Hand House office anytime between now and Friday, December 13th.


Groceries and Other Needs…

Families also love to enjoy a Christmas meal together so we are accepting non-perishable food items that can help make this possible. A list of suggestions can be found here. Remember that kids will also be out of school for a couple of weeks and in some cases that means they’re not able to take advantage of breakfast and lunch programs. Feel free to provide some other goodies with your donations to help during this time.

We are also accepting tree decorations (lights must be new), wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, and gift tags. We are unable to accept other holiday decorations at this time.

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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