Holliday's Helping Hands team

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.”

We help:

  • 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

Mother and baby new apartment

Countdown timer

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

Surprise for Mom on Mother's Day

SURPRISE FOR MOM

Mother's Day Milestone: HHH helps woman who lived on streets move into her own apartment.

Formerly incarcerated women can have a difficult time transitioning back into society. But today one woman who was determined to turn her life around got an early Mother's Day surprise thanks to Holliday's Helping Hands.

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”
Desmond Tutu

Frequently Asked Questions

Home Page FAQs

Are your facilities for homeless owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services?

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.

Does someone need to pass a drug test to get admitted?

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.

How does HHH work with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services?

We are alerted by the department when there is an individual or family in need of housing. There is no cost to the individual.

How long does someone have to be homeless to quality for housing at one of your facilities?

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
How many people sleep on cots in a room at your facility?

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.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou