The Journey to Home
We are here to help disenfranchised people get on the path to a better life
Holliday’s Helping Hands was founded in 2018, with a 10 person staff and one house in South Los Angeles. That location provided interim housing for families and pregnant women experiencing homelessness.
HHH now serves hundreds of homeless individuals and families across 8 facilities in Los Angeles County and we are growing!
Vision, Compassion, and Empathy
We welcome families and individuals experiencing homelessness to our interim housing. We provide a safe environment, nourishing meals, an abundance of services, new friendships, and individualized Road Maps that empower people to find their “Journey to Home.”
- People experiencing homelessness
- People involved with DCFS cases
- Single mothers and fathers with children
- Single people with no children
- Pregnant women
- Families with no age limit on children
HHH knows how to deploy and serve quickly
We set up a 135 bed facility in 48 hours
HHH has proven its model by working with Los Angeles County and cities to deploy funds in ways that produce results – and arguably saving the municipalities at least as much money that would otherwise be spent on hospitalization, incarceration, police, emergency medicine services, lost productivity, and taxes.
Mobilize Fast and Keep Standards High
EARLY HOLIDAY MAGIC IN TORRANCE
Today about 50 formerly homeless children got to enjoy an early Christmas celebration in Torrance. Children were greeted by Santa, who presented them with some gifts. They then participated in a gingerbread house decorating session. The families say they are so grateful for this organization.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”
⁓ Desmond Tutu
Frequently Asked Questions
Home Page FAQs
Most of our facilities are owned and operated exclusively by HHH. We also manage operations for some sites which are owned by the State or the County. Our staff are the ones working in the facility and helping clients find their permanent home.
Holliday’s’ Helping Hands Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit raising seeking to improve the lives of individuals and families struggling to create safer, healthier paths toward a brighter future with more opportunities.
There is NO pre-qualifying criteria. Holliday’s Helping Hands follows the “Harm Reduction” approach — a non-coercive, non-judgmental approach to reducing the harms of drug and alcohol use.
Rather than expecting “cold turkey” abstinence — which may cause severe withdrawals — incremental changes are supported. This respectful and compassionate approach works to de-stigmatize drug users.
We are alerted by the department when there is an individual or family in need of housing. There is no cost to the individual.
Once you qualify with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, you are eligible. There is no other criteria needed.
Holliday’s Helping Hands follows the “Housing First” approach for people experiencing homelessness. We bring immediate access to housing with no housing readiness conditions.
Other benefits to a Housing First approach are:
- Consumer choice and self-determination
- Recovery orientation
- Individualized and person-driven supports
- Social and community integration
Our clients sleep on beds with two pillows each. At most there is one other person in the same room. We do not use cots. Men and women have separate quarters. Families are kept together.
Delicious meals are served three times a day by fun, creative chefs. Activities are planned throughout the day to keep clients focused on their road map to home.