Over 50,000 Individuals and families supported by The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust since 2002. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust video can also be viewed online on YouTube at Video
The Gift Of A Helping Hand Human Services Program addresses hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence in southeastern Michigan. We will serve hot meals to seniors and homeless individuals three days per week, give out food boxes two days per week, and provide shelter for women who are domestic violence survivors.
The Gift Of A Helping Hand Technology Training and Financial Educational Training Program began to emerge as a strategy for promoting the social and economic well-being of domestic violence survivors and economically disadvantaged individuals with the opportunities to be able to save and accumulate assets. The program will assist these individuals in setting goals and motivation to achieve goals, which will promote more self-confidence and self-esteem, and a greater future orientation and hope.
Our program supports our mission in helping individuals in becoming self-sufficiency. The needs that we address is illiteracy, poverty and homeless. Our goal is to help eliminate poverty, illiteracy and homelessness through educational training. Our training program is help economically disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their life in seeking career advancement, job training, asset building, financial educational training and efficiency educational skills that will put them on the road to a more healthy and success lifestyle.
Our program will meet the needs of individuals seeking a better career opportunity, assets building, home ownership, savings, financial educational training and job training, while addressing poverty, illiteracy and homelessness in distressed communities. Our program will meet the needs of individuals, who goals are in becoming self-sufficiency and self-reliant through our training course of financial stability, and the learning of technology in a world of high technology.
Our 2015 Food Collection Drive is accepting perishable and non-perishable food items to distribute food boxes to the needy in southeastern Michigan. Our food collection drive is also accepting monetary donations.
The Gift of a Helping Hand Feed the Hungry Program is seeking partners to donate food commodities and monetary donations to help us purchase food to provide hot meals to the seniors and homeless individuals three days out of the week.
The Gift Of A Helping Hand Transitional Housing Program will provide shelter for 4 to 8 women, who are domestic violence survivors. Our program will also refer these individuals to support groups, job training programs and educational training programs that will help them to become self-sufficiency.
HISTORYThe Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust was founded on January 10, 2002. The organization was formed to serve the needy, underprivileged, domestic violence victims, veterans, underserved, victims of child abuse, economically disadvantaged, discriminated, and poverty-stricken families and individuals residing in distressed communities in southeastern Michigan. Purpose The purpose of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is to serve the underprivileged, domestic violence victims, veterans, underserved, child abuse victims, economically disadvantaged, poverty-stricken and lowincome families and individuals in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan and other cities in Wayne County with support, assistance, and resources in which our programs, services, and activities offers on a day to day basis. Mission statement Our mission is to provide safe housing for Veterans, Domestic Violence Survivors and their children. In addition, we provide technology and financial educational training computer classes for economically disadvantaged individuals in helping them to become self-sufficiency and learn the skills for career advancement. We provide basic needs to thousands of families and individuals requesting our assistance during these challenging times. Visions
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