Helping Hands' re-entry program is specifically designed to meet the needs of people who are in crises situations. Homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency and mental health problems often work together to create seemingly insurmountable barriers for individuals seeking to regain or create a self-sufficient, sustainable life.
The philosophy of "safe housing first" is the cornerstone of our re-entry program. By providing individuals with a residence and a physical address to call home, we establish the foundation from which a successful re-entry plan can be built.
Currently, Helping Hands has eight residences in three counties that can house up to 109 individuals committed to re-entry. Each residence caters to specific clientele. There are men's houses, women and children homes, and a rescue house.
Upon acceptance into the re-entry program, case managers do an individual needs assessment with each client to determine what services and programs will be necessary to complete his or her re-entry plan. This plan becomes the road map to re-integration into the community.
The Helping Hands re-entry program truly is a community service and as such relies on community support to run its programs. As a 501(C)3 registered non-profit, contributions to our program are eligible as tax-deductible donations.