The Helping Hands Program identifies the most vulnerable who live in the Hudson City School District and provides services that enable them to live with dignity and meet their basic emergency needs.  Participants in the program who have a financial hardship are provided with emergency support, education and if needed, referral to resources outside of the City of Hudson that address their long term needs.  Individuals and families who require long term and sustained support are referred to and may participate in HEAP, PIPP, SNAP and other government programs for which they are qualified.  Helping Hands operates by maintaining a 24/7 phone service (330-671-9457) to receive calls for assistance.  The phone is staffed by volunteers weekdays from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m and on weekends you can leave a message.  Your call will be returned within 24 to 48 hours.  Once contact is made the Helping Hands volunteer will determine the applicant’s qualification and need and either help locate the necessary resources or coordinate financial assistance directly. The areas where Helping Hands can help are as follows:
– Immediate Needs – food, clothing, gasoline and utilities;
– Monthly food distribution;
– Educational fees for HCER and pay-to-participate/play and driver’s education; – Referrals to Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Percentage Income Payment Plan (PIPP); and
– Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among others.
Contact Information:
Helping Hands:
On Call Daily
9AM−5PM; leave message after 5PM weekdays; week-ends. 330-671-9457