Phone Home

It’s incredible what one phone call home can do.  For the homeless in Seattle, sometimes it’s the difference between staying on and getting off the streets.  The Mamma’s Hands Phone Home Program provides an innovative opportunity for the homeless to reconnect with supportive family and help them make one more step toward a safe and productive life.  Armed with cellular phones, we drive a bus full of eager volunteers every Wednesday evening to downtown Seattle. Once there, the phones are distributed among the homeless, allowing them to contact their families and perhaps arrange a way to return home. Thanks to a few phones and hundreds of faithful volunteers, Mamma’s Hands has reunited over a thousand homeless with their families.

Mamma’s Hands has made an effort to use local area youth to staff the truck, manage the cell phones and provide food, blankets and a listening ear. These activities have given many young people an understanding of community needs and a joy that comes only through helping others. The relationship between those who serve and those who are served has become one of mutual trust and hope.

If you would like to volunteer for this program and schedule a date, either as an individual or as a high school, church, or corporate group, please sign up by clicking on Reserve a Date at the right side of this page. The Mamma’s Hands bus leaves the Eastgate Dairy Queen located at 3080 148th Ave SE, Bellevue for downtown Seattle each Wednesday at 6:00p.m., and returns at about 8 p.m.

If you are homeless and are looking to reunite with your family, you can find us each Wednesday night, at 7 PM, at Occidental Park on Washington and Occidental in downtown Seattle.

Group Leaders:  please call us at 425 802-9595 the day of your group’s participation so that we can remind you of what to bring and any other last-minute information.

Please: If your group can bring coats, socks, shoes, blankets and whatever you think the homeless might need it would be greatly appreciated!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The new Mamma’s Hands bus has 14 seats. If your group is larger please be prepared to convoy.  There is always parking close to Occidental Park where we serve.

Thanks You So Very Much!



Bus Schedule

January 17, 2018GHHS Interact Club
January 24, 2018LDS Highlands Youth
January 31, 2018Bellevue Chapter DeMolay
February 7, 2018Park Orchard Ward youth
February 14, 2018Reserve a Date!
February 21, 2018Mount Si Key Club
February 28, 2018LDS Sammamish 2nd Ward Youth
March 7, 2018Denny and friends
March 14, 2018LDS Glacier Park Youth
March 21, 2018LDS Pine Lake Ward Youth
March 28, 2018Strykers
April 4, 2018Denny and friends
April 11, 2018LDS Willows Youth
April 18, 2018Mount Si Key Club
April 25, 2018Reserve a Date!
May 2, 2018Denny and friends
May 9, 2018Reserve a Date!
May 16, 2018LDS Duvall Ward Youth
May 23, 2018East Carteret High School
May 30, 2018Reserve a Date!