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Our Mission

is to provide a nurturing and therapeutic home for children
and to restore each child to a healthy family setting.

We Believe

that each child deserves a loving and permanent home. Our goal is to protect
and restore the lives of victimized children, so that those without hope
can reclaim their futures. We enrich, educate and empower through
loving care, professional treatment and innovative services that heal.

Commitment to Quality

Helping Hand Home for Children is committed to best practices, performance
and quality improvement, evidenced-based services and stakeholder involvement
Being nationally accredited through the Council on Accreditation demonstrates
our commitment to the highest possible standards amongst our peers in
child welfare. We are proud to be a part of this community of excellence.

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News

Latest News

Helping Hand Home Girls Hugging
By Renee Aguilar / February 28, 2018

February 2018 – Amplify Austin is March 1-2!

By helpinghandhom / November 17, 2017

November 2017- Zeke and Edward’s Forever Family

By helpinghandhom / June 13, 2017

June- 2017 COA Accreditation

By helpinghandhom / May 29, 2017

May 2017- Heartbreak and Hope Part Four

By helpinghandhom / May 29, 2017

May 2017- Heartbreak and Hope Part Three

By helpinghandhom / May 29, 2017

May 2017- Heartbreak and Hope Part Two

By helpinghandhom / May 29, 2017

May 2017- Heartbreak & Hope Part One

By helpinghandhom / January 24, 2017

January 2017 – Real Estate Community Recognizes Nonprofits

Corridor Title Company is now accepting nominations for this year's $25,000 honorarium. We are honored to have received this gift...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

December 2016 – 28th Annual Motorcycle Toy Run benefiting Helping Hand Home

On Sunday, December 4th, hundreds of area motorcyclists will take to the streets bringing gifts and toys for the children...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

October 2016 – Champions for Children Awards Luncheon

Austin, TX– October 25, 2016- The 17th Annual Champions for Children Awards Luncheon presented by Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick was...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

October 2016 – Brad & Bruce Complete 3,000 Mile Journey

Back in July, Brad Lankford and Bruce Gleasman started their bike ride from Canada to Mexico in support of Helping...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

August 2016 – Great Divide Bike Tour Supporting HHH

Brad Lankford and Bruce Gleasman are raising funds and support for Helping Hand Home during their Great Divide Mountain Bike...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

June 2016 – Jersey Mike’s Subs Raises More Than $32K

HHH is excited to announce that Austin-area Jersey Mike's Subs raised an incredible $32,900.80 for Helping Hand Home during their 6th...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

May 2016 – Corridor Title Cares Grant Awarded to HHH

Corridor Title, based in Austin and Dripping Springs, recently awarded Helping Hand Home for Children a $25,000 grant. Helping Hand...

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By helpinghandhom / November 23, 2016

May 2016 – White Construction Company “We Care Classic”

Thank you White Construction Company for hosting the “We Care Classic”Charity Golf Tournament. Since 2006, the event has raised $820,000...

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By helpinghandhom / November 10, 2016

March 2016 – KXAN Features HHH Adoptive Family

We are so excited that KXAN featured one of our adoptive families during their coverage of the World Golf Championships-Dell...

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By helpinghandhom / July 28, 2016

March 2016 – Amplify Austin

Thank you for supporting Helping Hand Home & Amplify Austin! Your generosity helped raise $12,855.19 for Helping Hand Home. Your support...

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By helpinghandhom / July 28, 2016

March 2016 – Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving

Children for the 6th Annual Month of Giving.  The campaign will culminate in a nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Make A Difference Day,”...

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By helpinghandhom / July 28, 2016

February 2016 – Helping Hand Home for Children receives $25,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life

The New York Life Community Impact Grant will support the enrichment activities and volunteer support program, which provides over 2,000...

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By helpinghandhom / July 28, 2016

December 2015 – 27th Annual Motorcycle Toy Run benefiting Helping Hand Home

Hundreds of area motorcyclists took part in this year’s 27th Annual Motorcycle Toy Run. Thank you to the motorcyclists, Taco...

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Have you seen this billboard lately?

Thank you so much to Jersey Mike's Subs and the Austin-area community for raising over $35,000 for us on the Day of Giving this past March. Thanks to you all, Helping Hand Home for Children will continue to provide a nurturing and therapeutic home for children and work to restore each child to a healthy family setting. As you pass by the billboard, let your friends and family know that when you support Jersey Mike's Day of Giving, you support Helping Hand Home for Children!
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The Helping Hand Home staff would like to say a big thank you to Elisabeth and Alex Tynberg for taking some of our staff out on an afternoon of surfing and self-care at NLand Surf Park! Compassion fatigue and secondary trauma are common issues that social service professionals face when working with individuals who’ve experience severe trauma. Our staff work night and day year-round to provide therapeutic healing and love to our kids who have been through the worst of the worst. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to relax and recoup so that we can continue to provide the highest quality care for children in need. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's nice to see our foster mom's hard work get rewarded! You may have seen this story (cbsaustin.com/news/forever-families/forever-families-foster-mom-makeovers) on CBS Austin last week. A local salon asked for nominations to give a free day of pampering to foster moms in the Austin area and some of our foster moms were selected! These ladies are just a few of the incredible, nurturing foster parents in our network who open their hearts and their homes to children in need.

If you would like information on how you can become a foster parent too, visit helpinghandhome.org/foster-care-and-adoption-program.
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Thank you so much to Horizon Bank for donating Summer Sun & Fun packs full of awesome summer essentials for all our kids! Horizon Bank has been a huge supporter of the Home for several years and has a big heart for making our kiddos feel special. This past weekend some of the kids even got to try out their new swimsuits! We are so incredibly grateful for our partnership with Horizon Bank. We can’t thank you enough for your incredible generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

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In honor of National Foster Care Month, we'd like to spotlight Gina and Shanna Chapman. The Chapman Family has shown incredible love and care to our foster kids and we’d like to share some of their experience being foster parents.

1) Why did you become a foster parent?

We decided to become foster parents after seeing the success of our neighbors who fostered two awesome children in their home. While I have been working with disadvantaged youth for 5 years, we thought we would have a pretty good understanding of youth from hard places. We thought we might be able to provide some children in need a stable and loving home to flourish in.

2) What do you enjoy about working with Helping Hand Home?

Helping Hand Home has become a second family to us. They are the support and cheerleaders 24/7, 365 days a year. They have been awesome to us and they offer the best to all of the children. They take care of the families that support these children.

3) What advice do you have for people thinking about becoming foster parents?

One of the things we did before taking a placement was to do respite for a weekend with two children. It gives you a sense of what you may need and how ready you are. I highly recommend doing it. I also think it’s good to listen to good and not so great stories of fostering. Fostering can be an emotional roller coaster.

4) Please an experience you’ve had that made you realize the impact that being a foster parent had on the kids being cared for.

Our neighbors took in a foster child that came from a home where meth was manufactured in. The child arrived dirty and out of sorts. Watching this child grow and flourish in a loving home where she was safe and secure was amazing. This child had endured unbelievable neglect. I was able to watch and be a part of seeing her progress every day from day one. That’s when we knew that Fostering might be the way for us to help other children and possibly adopt for our family.

Thank you for sharing your experiences, Gina and Shanna. We speak for all our kids when we say thank you for proving a home full of love and nurturing. You and all our foster parents are making an unforgettable impact on these kids!
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May is not only National Foster Care Month but also National Mental Health Awareness Month. In honor of this, we will also be spotlighting some of the amazing Helping Hand Home staff members on our clinical team who work tirelessly to help each of our children overcome the severe trauma that they’ve been through. Today we are spotlighting one of our therapists, Anne Joseph, LPC. See Anne's office and learn more about how Anne treats our kids’ mental health below!

1) How does Helping Hand Home treat mental health?

Being a therapist at Helping Hand Home means I have the opportunity to provide healing, therapeutic care to kids and families that have experienced severe trauma. Through our best-practice methods such as Trust-Based Relational Intervention, our kids have the chance to feel safe and nurtured so that they can work on their therapeutic journey and learn to trust again. At Helping Hand Home, we treat the whole child, fostering their sense of felt safety and empowering them to be resilient.

2) Why did you become a therapist?

During college, I studied to become a teacher because I have always had a passion for helping kids. As I learned more about the mental health challenges kids face, I quickly shifted my focus to becoming a therapist. I was drawn to learning about how experiences and trauma can effect a child’s neurological growth and behavior and how therapeutic interventions can have a profound effect on a child’s resiliency. Working with children with mental health issues is important to me because all kids deserve to live healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives.

3) Please share an experience of how the therapy of a child you worked with at Helping Hand Home impacted their life.

I was working with a child who was having difficulty with her self-image and self-esteem. She was feeling defeated and worthless because she had come from a family that did not value her or nurture her strengths. After many weeks of therapeutic intervention, focusing on breaking down these negative views and building up positive ones, this child was able to see herself in a different light. She was more accepting of compliments from others and approached situations with more confidence. I was so proud of the work she did in therapy and humbled by her willingness to trust me to help her succeed.

We are so grateful for Anne and all of our fantastic, dedicated staff members. Our staff is highly trained to work with the specific needs of each of our kiddos and help them transform their lives. Your care is critical to our mission and to our children’s lives. Thank you for all that you do!
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