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.  

Learn more about what we do in our Helping Hands Brochure, or..

How You Can Get Involved

Call (406) 883-8256 to Donate or get Involved

Mission Statement

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.

Make your tax deductible gift here

Donate to the Helping Hands Fund to help those in emergent need or designate your gift to one of our specific programs. All contributions are tax deductible.

What We Do

Helping Hands Fun provides emergency assistance to individuals in need. It is an ecumenical project guided by the Mission Valley Ministerial Association member churches, fundraisers and grants. The Helping Hands Fund has been in existence since February 2004. Since April 2006, St. Joseph Medical Center donated office space in the Grandview Building, computer and telephone access in the form of an in-kind contribution.
Since our inception, HHF has assisted in over 50,000 emergency requests involving individuals, and families. The aid is in the form of vouchers, supplies, assistance with food, medications, transportation and bus tickets, utilities, clothing, personal care items, temporary lodging, and obtaining vital records. Each situation is considered on case by case need, based on its
own merits.
Our goal beyond providing emergency help to those in need, is working with them to address their long-term goals and provide them with resource referral (s). We are able to work hand-in-hand with other organizations in Lake County and surrounding areas that provide more long-term solutions for our client needs.
We in turn, provide these organizations a place to refer their clients for short-term emergency assistance. Office hours are Monday 9 to 2, Wednesday 9 to 2, and Friday 9 to 1. Appointments are recommended.

News & Updates

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 connects volunteers to those in need

Most folks will have seen a Salvation Army bell ringer or two standing with their little red kettle outside of area storefronts during the Christmas season. Many have stopped and dropped some money into that little slot in the lid. But they might not realize how much...

Penguin Path 2021

It’s time for Penguin Path! Collect stamps and earn prizes with your Penguin Passport. Each stop has something for the whole family.  Free and open to all!  Stops in Polson, Pablo, Ronan, St. Ignatius, and Arlee.  Hosted by Helping Hands Fund, Headwaters Foundation,...

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…

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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 | Located in the Grandview Clinic
1- 14th Avenue West, Polson, MT

PO Box 1094 Polson, MT 59860

Call Us: (406) 883-8256