Giving Children Hope for 125 Years & Counting

It’s truly amazing to see the impact Helping Hand Home has made for children from generation to generation. While many can only imagine the incredible transformations that have taken place for over a century, I know first-hand the life changing impact Helping Hand Home can make in a child’s future.

The Home is the first place I ever felt safe. It’s a place where children feel unconditional love and nurturing care. For so many, it’s the first home and loving family they’ve ever had. Children receive personalized, therapeutic care that they need to help reclaim their childhoods.

Helping Hand Home saved my life. I thank God every day for allowing me and my siblings to live those most formative years at the Home. They gave me the strength and character to not only survive after my abuse, but to become Victorious! My hope for the children of Helping Hand Home is that they are always healthy, happy and loved and that they fulfill their dreams as they journey with others while making contributions along the way.

As the Home celebrates its 125th anniversary, I want to thank you for your support. Your generous gift will help further the mission of Helping Hand Home so that thousands of children will continue to thrive daily, growing into generous contributors of their own communities! I know, because I am one!

With sincere gratitude,

Karen Kaye Boeske
Former child from 1957-1962 and proud advocate and supporter of Helping Hand Home

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 and Mike Baselice

*Ann and Meade Bauer

*Carol and Milo Burdette

*Tracey Bury

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

*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

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

*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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