Open Hearth Ministries

HHH’s Open Hearth Ministries provides immediate respite care for families with children experiencing homelessness in Pierce County. During a brief motel stay, families receive light case management, resource referrals, and encouragement as they work toward their next stable housing solution.

Emergency Shelter

HHH’s Emergency Shelter Program provides temporary housing for families with children experiencing homelessness. Families stay in one of seven agency-owned or contributed homes and receive case management tailored to the specific needs of the family. During their stay, HHH helps the family work to secure permanent housing through HHH’s Rapid Rehousing Program and provides referrals to other agencies to help overcome other life obstacles.

Rapid Rehousing

HHH’s Rapid Rehousing Program provides training and financial assistance to families experiencing homelessness to secure a new permanent housing lease in their own name with minimal assistance. Once a new home is secured, HHH provides financial resources for application fees, move-in costs, and rental and utilities assistance for a limited time.

Permanent Supportive Housing

HHH’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program helps chronically homeless families in which a family member has a permanent disability. Unable to fully-support the entire cost of housing, the client family pays a portion of their monthly income toward rent. Additional support received is focused on enhancing the family’s career potential with the goal of assisting the family to attain as much self-sufficiency as possible.