Clothing Closet and Thrift Store
Clients are given clothing vouchers that
provide clothes, and shoes for household members. Personal
hygiene and baby supplies (diapers, strollers, car seats, bottles,
etc.) are also provided if available.
Qualified Clients are granted food from our
on site food pantry. Our food comes from the generous donations of
River Cities Harvest, Kroger, Huntington Area Food Bank, USDA
Commodities and others.
Helping Hands can provide financial aid for utility emergency
needs once a year when funds are available. The utility service provider is contacted to
determine the amount of assistance required to prevent termination
of services. We can only pay the last $100 towards a client's
bill. An emergency situation has to exist within the past 60 days.
Payments are made directly to the utility provider.
clients can receive financial assistance for medication purchases.
Priority is given for medications that are for: life-sustainment,
maintenance, heart conditions, diabetes, post-cancer treatment.
Narcotic medications are not provided. Arrangements and payments
are made directly with local pharmacies.
Hands offers individuals and families free food and
clothing during the Christmas season. Clients must sign-up for the
program in November. If the program is full clients will be put on
a waiting list.
Free blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar
screenings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. These
screenings are conducted at the Helping Hands office courtesy of
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.