Housing, Shelter

Helping Hands Foundation Inc


Helping Hands provides help for the homeless and others in extreme need. We provide safe and clean place to live, a compassionate and supportive environment,life skills training, and counseling. We also assist with food, clothes, medical, dental, transportation, and jobs. Helping Hands is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) serving the people of Marion County. We receive no money from the government. All financial support is voluntary.

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Brad Dinkins

Main Address

101 NE 16TH AVE

OCALA , FL 34470 USA


Fulfillment,Creativity,Giving back,Nonprofit,Charity,synergy,safe environment





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Helping Hands is a nonprofit charity, for homeless and disadvantaged men, women and children in our community Marion County. It was established to provide shelter and related assistance, food, clothing, medical, dental, transportation, counseling, education grants, and major emphasis on creating and assisting with job placement. Our focus is to help people build a successful and rewarding life.

Our programs

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Helping Hands

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The goal of the program is to get the person established in providing for their families and meeting expenses, and to one day move on to financial independence.

We will provide financial literacy education, life skills training, job skill training, parenting classes, financial management,skills to build healthy relationships and how to overcome addictions, depression insecurities anger and more.

We have trained volunteers who are certified in their specialty.

We measure each one of the residents skills by their ongoing progress on an individual level.

Upon moving to Helping Hands 100% of our organization population was homeless before moving into our housing, 80% were unemployed without an income, on food stamps, and 95% were without checking or savings account. Upon transitioning back into the community 100% had a clean safe place to live, financial independence, stable job, transportation, checking account, and a since of belonging. Our goal is to grow our organization were we can help assist more people at one given time. We currently have 2 apartment complexes that are fully furnished and can house up to 102 residents, We currently have a waiting list and would love to be able to assist with helping more.

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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