Providing the community with basic needs, job training, family assistance
What does Boca Helping Hands do?
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) serves the economically challenged and culturally diverse population of South Florida. Founded in 1998 by a group of local volunteers in response to the growing challenge of hunger and pover t y in our commun i t y, B H H provides food, financial assistance and job training to the underprivileged. Focusing on the “whole person,” the various programs of BHH are well integrated to meet the needs of individuals, children and families, with the goal of creating self-sufficiency. How does your agency benefit the community?
Boca Helping Hands benefits the community by helping those individuals with low to moderate income and in crisis situations. The agency starts with the basic human need of food and guides them into job train- ing programs so they can find independence through employment. What i s your a ge nc y ’s focus for 2017?
Boc a Helping Hands’ focus for 2017 and beyond i s to guide our clients to self-sufficiency through job training programs. We will continue to feed those in need t hro ugh our l unch and pantry programs. Our medical and dental clinics, in conjunction with Genesis Community Health, provides help to our c lients who are in need of these services. How can the community help?
Boca Helping Hands needs food for our pantry, so people can contribute through food drives — our website has a list of items we can use. We need volunteers, groups from companies, schools and religious organizations. We have easy access to donate online at bocahelpinghands.org/ donate.
Students prepare food in the hospitality program, one of many forms of job training offered by Boca Helping Hands. The organization strives to assist individuals with low to moderate income or who are dealing with personal crises in order to prepare them for employment and regain independence.
Greg Hazle, executive director of Boca Helping Hands