Helping Hands is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We serve hot lunches from 12:00 until 1:30 PM. While the need for a warm shelter that could offer hot meals on our open days was our first priority, we've since expanded our services. We are located at 4590 Highway 101 in the Community Baptist Church, on the north side of the building.
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 a 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, an outstanding and compassionate contributor to the cause we are seeking to address.
We offer a dining area, as well as an "address" where mail can be received. We invite you to stop by during our open hours so that we can welcome you as a Friend of Helping Hands.