About us

Margie Addington, Founder


Helping Hand House was founded in 1984 by Margie Addington who saw a need to help families facing homelessness in the local community. Helping Hand House has since been providing emergency shelter and supportive services for the past 40 years to help families with children experiencing homelessness move from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.

The ministry has grown to currently six emergency homes and five housing solution programs helping nearly 200 families a year in the East Pierce County community. Our programs are infused with commitment and passion to see a home rekindled, dreams reborn, and lives changed by ending the cycle of homelessness.


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


Urgent Relief. We respond with immediacy and agility.
Trust. We are helpful, confidential, ethical and professional.
Dignity. We treat everyone with respect, and we help people move toward a deeper understanding of their possibilities and potential.

About Helping Hand House

Helping Hand House does not discriminate against any staff, applicants, clients, or volunteers based on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.