Helping Hands Coalition
Helping Hands is a community outreach program that serves the homeless and others with unmet needs. This outreach service in Florence started in 2011 because of concerns for the homeless who have no shelter on cold and rainy days. Presently lunch is provided three times a week and vouchers are given out for such needs as propane, laundry and showers. Some food, clothes and toiletries are also available. Also important is the fact that those who visit Helping Hands have someone to talk to whether they are on the road or living in the community. This all takes place in a small building with unpaid staff and volunteers. They coordinate their offerings with Siuslaw Outreach Services and look to the future as they recognize needs yet to be filled. St. Andrew’s contributes funding for operational costs.