Helping Hands Coalition

Helping Hands is an all-volunteer community organization dedicated to providing services, hot lunches and a daytime center for those in need 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, 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.  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 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.


Helping Hands Coalition
P.O. Box 1296
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: 541.997.5057


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