About Hands of Hope
PROGRAM AND SCOPE OF WORK
Hands of Hope has established a day service center offering core services including showers, laundry facilities, clothes closet, referrals to other agencies, Case Manager/client Advocate Programs. Hands of Hope has also opened another day center in Marysville, located at 131 F Street, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and we now run a Coordinated Entry Program at both locations. The Coordinated Entry Program assesses each client for vulnerability and places those with mental illness, chronic health conditions, and chronic homelessness at the top of our priority list for assistance to housing. We work closely with both Counties and Cities, Behavioral Health, Social Services, Health Department, Harmony Health, Victim Witness, and local non-profits, such as Bridges to Housing, Casa De’ Esperanza, The Salvation Army, 14 Forward, Twin Cities Rescue Mission, , and many more, to best serve our clients in their efforts to return to housing.
Center Operations and Security
We are a 501 (c) 3 charitable corporation, independent of any church or other organization, but find support throughout the local faith community, business community, service organizations, and private individuals.
We operate as a “restricted access facility,” serving homeless and precariously housed families, and homeless individuals.
All volunteers are required to complete a background check through Sterling Volunteers.
Our personnel policies, code of conduct, and Child Abuse Prevention Policy are available upon request.
Funding and Community Support
We continue to educate the community on the realities of homelessness, and to enlist their support in this local solution.
Our annual operating budget for Hands of Hope is $350,000.
Our center is utilitarian; resources are directed to function and serviceability rather than style.