Pro­vid­ing the com­mu­nity with ba­sic needs, job train­ing, fam­ily as­sis­tance

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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.

CON­TRIB­UTED

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

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