When Basic Needs Are In Jeopardy…

Helping Hand serves the working poor, the unemployed and under-employed, homeless individuals and families, single parents, seniors, the chronically ill, and others who find themselves facing sudden financial hardship resulting in an inability to pay for basic services such as utilities, a place to live, food, medical care, and transportation to work.

We serve quite a few children by helping their parents and guardians who are experiencing financial hardship. We regularly have teens to seniors enter our office, but surprisingly, a growing number of clients are in the 50 and above age range, often faced with sudden unemployment or illness. Usually the help provided is in the form of small grants paid directly to utility companies to keep heat and electricity from being turned off, or to landlords to prevent eviction, but there are many smaller needs which our volunteers respond to.

Listen to some of the stories of real people served by Helping Hand volunteers…