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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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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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Thank you so much to Jennifer Womble who is so graciously providing massages for our staff on-site today. When working closely with children who have experienced severe trauma, oftentimes caregivers can experience secondary trauma. Self-care is important for our staff members to implement into their lives in order to be emotionally, psychologically, and physically healthy and be effective caregivers. These massages are hugely needed and appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

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November is National Adoption Month! To celebrate, we'd like to spotlight one of our HHH adoptive parents, Ana Marisa Militano. Take a peek into her experience of adopting and gain some of her valuable insights below.

1) How did you become interested in adoption?
Actually, being an adoptive parent wasn't my first priority. Being an emergency foster parent was where I was called to help. I was and I am very passionate about reunification and giving birth parents a chance to learn how to be a safer parent. While along this emergency foster parent journey, God made it very clear that he wanted me to be this little one’s forever Mama and I couldn’t refuse!

2) What did you enjoy about working with Helping Hand Home in the adoption process?
It’s hard to summarize it in just a few words, but what I think I have appreciated most is HHH’s offering of financial, emotional and personalized support. Throughout the journey, they are there when you need them and ultimately an extension of our family.

3) What advice do you have for people thinking about adoption?
The children need you. Yes, you! It will be the hardest and most rewarding journey of your lifetime. Ours has only begun, it's not always picture perfect but the joy and love in our hearts are forever intertwined and keeps us moving forward.

4) Are there any myths or misunderstandings about adoption that you’d like people to better understand?
People that haven’t experienced adoption often say “oh she is so lucky to have you” but that’s not accurate I am the blessed one. The blessing is mutual. The other thing people sometimes misunderstand is that adoption only represents joy, but it doesn’t. Iit also represents loss. Loss of a last name, loss of a birth family, loss of identity. It’s really very difficult to fully understand the magnitude of it all from the outside in but I think it our responsibility to listen and to empathize.

4) What does it mean to you to be an adoptive parent?
It’s the most rewarding job I have ever had. I have the privilege of helping a precious little beautiful child grow and flourish in this world.

5) Please share an experience that made you realize the positive impact that adoption had on your daughter's life.
Gosh, that’s a hard question. It’s really too soon to fully understand the impact. Our life isn’t picture perfect, especially as a single Mama but it is exactly what we both need unconditional love and permanency.

As photos below show, adoption isn't always picture perfect! But it's always a rewarding experience. We are so grateful to Ana Marisa and all our adoptive parents for opening their hearts and homes to children who need them the most. If you are interested in adoption, visit www.helpinghandhome.org/foster-care-and-adoption-program or attend our information meeting Thursday, December 6th, from 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. at Helping Hand Home for Children (3804 Avenue B).
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We're always happy to spread the word about the transformative work being done at the Home! Today Renee visited the Office Depot offices alongside Brother to celebrate Office Depot's Holiday Giving Kick-Off and to share more info about Helping Hand Home. We are so grateful for partnerships like Office Depot and Brother who support our mission and help make Christmas very special for our kids. It was a great morning! We even witnessed Brother's epic corn-hole tournament! ... See MoreSee Less

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This past Saturday, Austin Cops for Charities honored Helping Hand Home with the Community Partner Recognition Award for our shared vision of working together for a better community by providing programs that help youth build self-esteem, positive values, expand opportunities, and improve their quality of life. We are grateful to have received this award and to have such a dynamic partnership with the Austin Police Department.

Helping Hand Home's and the Austin Police Department's Blue Guardian program was started back in 2015 when HHH Director of Residential Services Chris Janawicz and then Assistant Chief of Police Jessica Robledo decided to work together and form a program to build positive relationships between vulnerable youth and foster youth and law enforcement. Today, this program continues to thrive and expand, allowing so many children to feel safe, secure, and connected to their community.
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Mark your calendar for the 30th Annual Austin Toy Run benefiting Helping Hand Home! ... See MoreSee Less

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