125 Years of Nurturing, Therapeutic Care…

As we reflect on our 125th anniversary, we would like to thank you for being on this journey with us. What began as missionary work to save one child over a century ago, has transformed into a nationally accredited residential treatment center, charter school and foster and adoption program, forever altering the lives of thousands of children along the way. “I lived at Helping Hand Home for years. It was a destination of my journey of who I am today. I was lost as a child and didn’t have any family but it built me up to what I am today…a proud mother of three kids,” says Rebecca, a former child at the Home. For 125 years, Helping Hand Home has provided a safe haven to children healing from unimaginable abuse and neglect. With your investment in our mission, we can provide young boys and girls who have endured some of the worst of humanity, the care and treatment they need and deserve.

When you support Helping Hand Home for Children, you are helping severely abused children rebound from trauma and rediscover their childhood. Thanks to community support, Helping Hand Home is able to provide a place to heal for these children. Children whose lives were once filled with fear, pain, and chaos leave here with hope and a chance to have a bright future.

Planned Giving

Circle of Hope recognizes individuals who have generously made a planned gift benefiting Helping Hand Home for Children. Circle of Hope provides donors the opportunity to create a most meaningful and significant gift, which will impact Helping Hand Home for many future generations. By including the Home in your long-range financial and/or estate plans, you will help to ensure that these most vulnerable children in our community have a nurturing and therapeutic home to heal from severe abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Circle of Hope Members:


*Sharlene and Gene Austin

Julie Ballard

*Julie and Mike Baselice

*Ann and Meade Bauer

*Carol and Milo Burdette

*Tracey Bury

Elizabeth Jones Coffin

Margaret and Don Collis

*Charlane and Chris Cox

Linda Gordon Cummins

*Kim Day

*Dawnelle and Lee Doughtie

*April and Bryant Downing

*Virginia Duke

*Kay Enoch

*Jennifer Gaston

Belinda Gayle

Linda Gladden

*Kelly and Pat Goulding

Caroline C. Jones

*Marla and Phil Kiger

*Russell Korman

The Letchworth Family Trust

*Marsha and David Lockett

Katherine and Don Mauro

*Nancy Bell McAllister

*Kay and Tom McHorse

*Kay and Gordon McNutt

*Sally and Mike Metschan

Julie and Dean Metzger

Christie B. Nalle

*Lolla and the late Billy Page

*Georgine and Gordon Peacock

Norma Eliason Pennington

*Rebecca Phillips

Judi and Dave Proctor

Sara and Dick Rathgeber

Brannon and Lathrop Smith

*Gayla Gamel Stuart

Leslie and Tim Timmerman

Dandre Bettis Whitehead

*Founding members

Give Back While You Shop

When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Helping Hand Home for Children!

Give Back While You Rideshare!

When you ride local with RideAustin, you can elect to round up your fare to the nearest dollar and donate that change to a local charity such as Helping Hand Home for Children! Next time you need a ride, give back to children in need at Helping Hand Home with RideAustin.

Give to HHH inLieu of a gift!

Rather than giving your friends and family gifts for their special occasions, give a gift to their favorite charities like Helping Hand Home instead! Developed by Helping Hand Home’s good friend and long-time supporter, Kathy Terry of P. Terry’s Burger Stand, the inLieu app allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing gifts and at the same time makes donating fast, easy and social.

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