Helping Hands Coalition

Helping Hands is an all-volunteer community organization dedicated to providing services, hot lunches and a daytime center for the homeless and others with emergency needs.  Our small but friendly facility provides warmth, comfort and basic services for those in our community. We provide a place where visitors can find assistance and direction to other community resources that are best suited to addressing specific needs.  Our guests are treated with courtesy and dignity by our caring staff of volunteers.

Our History

Founded in 2011 by Pat and Glen Steward, and by Debe Hamilton, Helping Hands is a non-profit organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3)of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions and donations are tax deductible.  We take special pride in being a community based resource of friends and neighbors just like you.  With your help we can make a significant difference in the lives of the less fortunate here in Florence, Oregon.

Come Join Us in this Important Effort

Helping Hands Coalition is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.  We are constantly looking  for assistance from those in the community who can join with us to provide staffing for our facility.  We also welcome contributions of basic supplies for our guests.  And especially appreciated are those who can assist us with our operations through financial contributions.

Our Services

Helping Hands is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  We serve hot lunches until 1:00 PM during these hours.  While the need for a warm shelter that could offer hot meals on our open days was our first priority, we've now expanded our offerings.

In addition to our free lunch program, helping Hands provides vouchers and other direct assistance for emergency needs.  These have included vouchers for meals,  essential services including laundry and showers, and other items. In doing so we've relied upon the generous support of our friends and neighbors here in Florence, and upon the growing number of community-minded businesses and organizations that have joined with us in an effort to accomplish our mission.

We're able to re-direct visitors to other community resources that may be able to offer specialized assistance.  In particular, we work closely with Florence Food Share and Siuslaw Outreach Services, both of which are outstanding and compassionate contributors to the cause we are seeking to address.

Our facility provides a comfortable day center with a dining area, and provides an "address" where mail can be received.  We also offer a computer terminal with internet access available for our guests.  We invite you to stop by during our open hours s that we can welcome you as a Friend of Helping Hands.

Directions

To" 1790 US Highway 101, Florence, OR

Contact

Helping Hands Coalition
P.O. Box 1296
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: 541.997.5057
Email:  info@helpinghandsflorence.html