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n 1990, a chance encounter with a homeless father and son changed the life of Denny Hancock forever.  With the support of family and friends, Denny founded Mamma’s Hands and, in 1995, the HOUSE of HOPE.  Our mission is to help those in crisis regain their self-respect and help them become productive members of society.  With the help of countless volunteers and donors, Mamma’s Hands has grown into a powerful force for good in the Seattle area.  We hope you will take time to explore this site.  Click below to learn about Mamma’s Hands’ story.

Amazon Smile and Wish Lists

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in Get Involved, News and Events, The House of Hope

Amazon Smile and Wish Lists
Amazon has made it easy to help out Mamma's Hands and the House of Hope while doing your normal online shopping. We hope you will read more about these two features and consider using them in the future. read more

The Money Hour

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 in Multimedia, News and Events, Our Story

The Money Hour

Denny and Leslie had the opportunity to share about Mamma's Hands with Tina Mitchell on her show, "The Money Hour".  From her blog: A lot of you listening today may be much more fortunate than others. There’s a lot of devastation happening and I don’t know about you but I can’t even image with the holidays not having a “Safe Haven”? Leslie and Denny’s passion is their Non-profit organization “Mamma's Hands” and today they will share the amazing things their foundation is accomplishing. You can listen to the entire show on Tina's website here! read more

“LET’s ROCK” – A Benefit with the Haulers

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in News and Events

“LET’s ROCK” – A Benefit with the Haulers

Come out and join The Haulers for another rock and roll benefit for Mamma’s Hands and the House of Hope. Band members include Biff Moss, Gregg Olsen, Brad Reeves, Rich Payne, Tom Wallace, and Gary Thomas. The Haulers have done much to support Mamma’s Hands in the past, and for that we are very grateful! read more

Summer-Fall 2013 Newsletter – A Look at Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in News and Events, Newsletters, Our Story, Phone Home, The House of Hope

Summer-Fall 2013 Newsletter – A Look at Domestic Violence and Homelessness


"The statistics on domestic violence are indeed sobering, and they remind us why we started the HOUSE of HOPE program, and why we continue to ask for your support to maintain and enhance these important services for women and their children in crisis. Many larger shelters serve hundreds of families each year, but because of the sheer numbers they need to serve in order to qualify for government funding, nearly all of them have restrictive time limits on how long clients can stay. Their purpose is to get people off the streets, referred to agencies, and on their way. Due to funding source requirements, the population they serve often bounces from shelter to shelter, and exhaust their options before they have received the fundamental help they need. They “fall through the cracks” in the system— 69% of these families return to homelessness..." read more

“A House Filled with Hope”

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in News and Events, Our Story, The House of Hope

“A House Filled with Hope”

The Issaquah+Sammamish magazine featured an article online about the beginnings of the HOUSE of HOPE. Check out the original article here >> issaquahsammamish.com. Thank you Paul Fraser for sharing the HOPE of Mamma's Hands. read more

“A Good Place for Living”

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 in News and Events, Our Story, The House of Hope

“A Good Place for Living”

Read in the Snoqualmie Valley Record how the House of Hope provides a safe-haven for woman and children in crisis. You can view the original article, on pages 1 and 2, here >> valleyrecord.com.  For the image source files click here >> Page 1, Page 2 A BIG thanks to Kira Clark and the Snoqualmie Valley Record for this great article. read more

Windermere Real Estate 2013 Service Day

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in Multimedia, The House of Hope, Volunteers and Staff

Windermere Real Estate 2013 Service Day

To: Windermere Real Estate Bellevue South From: Mamma's Hands founder Denny Hancock "Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did for us last Friday. You not only made our home look beautiful you set such a good example for our families. Your energy along with your positive attitude and efficiency showed true charity towards all of us at Mamma's Hands. We are so very blessed to be among the many charities that Windermere supports. From the bottom of my heart, thank you." read more

“Chance encounter grows into mission to help others”

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in News and Events, Our Story, Phone Home, The House of Hope

“Chance encounter grows into mission to help others”

The Bellevue Reporter recently ran an article that chronicles the beginnings of Mamma's Hands.  You can view the original article, on page 19, here >> bellevuereporter.com.  For the image source file click here >> Article Source Image Thank you to Bellevue resident Sarah Gerdes and the Bellevue Reporter for this incredible article! read more

Side by side… Denny and the House of Hope kids.

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Our People, The House of Hope

Side by side… Denny and the House of Hope kids.

I love playing and working with the kids at the House o […] read more

Help Keep the Dream Alive, New Video!

Posted on May 17, 2013 in Multimedia, News and Events, The House of Hope

Help Keep the Dream Alive, New Video!

Keep the dream alive for the woman and children that Mamma's Hands and the HOUSE of HOPE help each day. This video, prepared for the 17th Annual Dinner and Auction Event to benefit the HOUSE of HOPE, closes with the words of one former resident: "I hope you know how much it means to me, to be in a safe place, finally. I'll be there. Please don't give my spot away." With your help--We'll be there! read more

House of Hope Addresses Professional Women’s Network

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 in News and Events, The House of Hope

House of Hope Addresses Professional Women’s Network

House of Hope board member Ed Mobley was invited to spe […] read more