Helping Hands of Mission Valley
We are a compassionate, local Non-Profit organization that assists individuals with food, transportation, personal care items, community cradles, resource referrals and many more items on an at need basis.
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Helping Hands is a community resource that addresses the needs of individuals & families in the Lake County area. Our mission is to empower & encourage a transformation of lifestyle into a better understanding of cultures & individuals in a way that demonstrates tolerance, love & acceptance by serving others.
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What We Do
In existence since February of 2004. HH is an it ecumenical project funded by donations, churches, fundraisers and grants.
Since 2006, Saint Joseph Medical Center donated office space, a computer and telephone access in the form of in-kind contribution.
HH has assisted in over 60,000 requests for individuals and families. Aid comes in the form of vouchers, supplies, assistance with food, bus tickets, transportation, medication, utilities, clothing, personal care items, temporary lodging, community cradles and obtaining vital records. Each situation is considered on a case by case need, based on its own merits.
Beyond providing emergency assistance, HH’s goals are working to address long-term needs, providing resource referrals, and guiding toward self-sufficiency.
We work hand in hand with other organizations in Lake County to provide long-term solutions and a place to refer their clients for short-term emergency assistance.
News & Updates
Christmas Concert Weekend
Mission Valley Choral Society & String Quartet is hosting a free-will offering Christmas concert weekend December 17th 1pm at St. Ignatius Mission and December 18th 2pm at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. Info at 261-3304 or 370-2076...
1st Interstate Bank Volunteers Make Backpacks with Items for Mothers
On September 14th, Helping Hands and Zero to Five Flathead Reservation – Lake County participated in First Interstate Bank’s Volunteer Day—an event that celebrates the collective contributions of local non profit organizations and the Polson...
MV Has Talent Future Shows Cancelled
In March of 2020 Mission Valley Has Talent auditions were complete and with 14 finalists selected. On the night of March 12 all finalists rehearsed and were ready for the next night’s talent show. During the night word spread that gatherings everywhere were canceling...
Helping Hands Programs
Community Cradle Program
The Community Cradle Program is a project unique to our area. We have developed it to ‘gift’ new mothers a safe sleep space for their infant and a useful welcoming gift to the newest members of our community. This custom designed baby box provides…
Shop & Drop - COVID Response Team
At the beginning of April when it was evident that help was needed throughout our communities, we quickly assembled an amazing group of volunteers. Team members receive a list of needed items, shop for them, and then, deliver them.
“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a shop-and-drop program for grocery or personal-care items for those in emergent need,” Rolfsness said. “At this time, we are giving priority to our elders, people in quarantine, families with children, veterans and those who are experiencing difficulties related to school and job closures.”
The need comes from a variety of issues created by the pandemic, including financial strain. People utilizing the service can also be at high risk for complications from the virus and need help with the shopping so that they quarantined at home.
You can make requests and referrals by calling the HH office at 883-8256 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays are typically scheduled for drop offs.
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Office/Appointment Hours - M/W/F 9 AM to 2 PM
410 1st St. East, Suite 1, Polson, MT