Helping Hand Home Blog

June- 2017 COA Accreditation

Helping Hand Home for Children has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA).  Helping Hand Home for Children provides the following services: residential treatment, foster care, adoption and family support. It took...

read more

May 2017- Heartbreak and Hope Part Four

If you had told me a year ago this would be my life, there is no way I would have believed it. Enemies turned family. Strangers turned sons. Promises turned reality. Life can be so crazy. And so beautiful. Through it all, I think I’ve learned something. Maybe, for...

read more

May 2017- Heartbreak and Hope Part Three

"I, too, worked to adjust to my new role as a mom of four, which included sleeping in two-hour increments, researching minivans at 4 a.m. and searching constantly for my keys, which were invariably still in the front door where I had left them the night before. It was...

read more

May 2017- Heartbreak and Hope Part Two

"She arrived on a Friday night wearing a polka-dot party dress that was two sizes too big, her hair just washed in a bathroom sink by the CPS caseworker who had been watching her for six hours as calls went out to see if any foster homes could take her. The caseworker...

read more

May 2017- Heartbreak & Hope Part One

"Over Sonic milkshakes and swimming pool visits, we’d plan out fishing trips and talk about our hopes for the future. Because he had moved around so much, he was behind in school and took multiple pills a day for ailments he couldn’t name. Sometimes, he said, other...

read more