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!

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Denny’s incredible experience at the County Line Cafe could have been all but forgotten were it not for a simple song he wrote that evening in 1990.  He’d made a habit of putting .  After his encounter with the homeless father and son, he wrote “The County Line Cafe”.  After sharing it with a friend, he felt strongly that he needed to act on his renewed faith that “We’re all children of our Father in Heaven”.  This song marks the beginning of Mamma’s Hands incredible story.

“The County Line Cafe”

County Line Cafe


At the County Line Cafe I was sitting passing time away When in walked a father and his son. They were rough as they could be, They sat down right next to me I turned away as if to shun. Judge not, lest ye be not judged A voice came ringing through my soul. We’re all children, of our father in Heaven. He loves them, so should I I turned to take a second look, I saw his hands and how they shook, and then he fell down to the floor…

For years Mamma’s Hands assisted a local mission with their program:



The inspiration behind the House of Hope was a shelter in Chicago, run by a few loving nuns:)

“Woodlawn Avenue”

Woodlawn Avenue


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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.”

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I love playing and working with the kids at the House of Hope.  Even when I have a specific job I need to work on and feel I can’t be bothered, I’ve found that working side by side with a child has made my work up there more wonderful. It’s amazing to see a ten year old boy exited about fixing a toilet or changing spark plugs or spreading gravel, etc.  I honestly love each and every one of them, and they know it.

There’s nothing to compare with a four year old looking you in the eye and telling you that they love you. I’m able to love the mothers more as I get to know them and see how much they love their little ones.  I see the mothers as my own sisters and it’s easier to look past their imperfections and easier to feel a passion to help them find happiness now and far beyond their Mamma’s Hands experience.

Denny Hancock

Mamma’s Hands Founder

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The generous support of The Windermere Foundation, representing the many Windermere agents and staff, has made a world of difference in the lives of so many very deserving Moms and children at the HOUSE of HOPE, and for that we are deeply grateful and appreciate.

We are so thankful for your continued belief in and crucial support of our work, we simply cannot do our work without your help.

On behalf of everyone at Mamma’s Hands, our Heartfelt Thank You!

We wish you a Safe, Happy & Prosperous New Year!

Denny & Leslie Hancock & Everyone at Mamma’s Hands21

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