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.