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!
You can also use the embedded player below to listen or download the show. Denny and Leslie come on at around 41:10.
"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 the attached Newsletter to find about more about what sets Mamma's Hands apart and how we address Quality vs Quantity. read more
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
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
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
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