Founded in 1990, and opening the doors to the first House of Hope in 1994, Mammas Hands has worked hard to support families experiencing homelessness in our community. Today, we have two beautiful log-cabin shelter homes nestled at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. We serve between 15 to 20 families at the House of Hope each year, and 125 women and children in our Aftercare Program.
The heart of the House of Hope is our Home Sweet Home Program. This consists of comprehensive case management services designed to help families overcome their barriers to housing. Every resident has access to resources, referrals, and advocacy to achieve their goal of permanent housing. We offer onsite weekly parenting classes led by Encompass staff, and all families with children ages Birth to 3 years old are referred to Encompass for a developmental assessment and appropriate pediatric services. Onsite legal advocacy is offered for family law needs including domestic violence protection orders, divorce, and parenting plans. Quarterly classes and groups are offered on financial literacy and emotional resilience. A weekly community meeting gives residents a voice, access to new resources, and a time to socialize together. Weekly volunteer-led family fun activities encourage families to spend precious time together, and monthly community outings help to meet the recreational needs. Because of our amazing partnerships with over 60+ housing, community, and social service providers we are able to provide wrap-around services and address nearly every need or barrier our residents may face.