Helping Hands began in 2021 after a group of leaders in our community decided that something had to be done to help those experiencing homelessness in our area. 

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Our mission is to be a
Christ-centered intermediary solution by providing temporary shelter to those experiencing homelessness.


 Helping Hands is a compassionate, faith-based, non-profit organization.  Our vision is to offer a hand-up to those experiencing homelessness in Essex County and the surrounding areas through temporary shelter, guidance, and support.  We aim to restore dignity and hope for the future to those we serve by meeting their present need, thus being a tangible example of the love of Christ.  Since we are completely donor-funded, all this is achieved through your generous contributions and support


What's Next?

We only exist because of generous supporters like you. Our long-term dream is to also offer rehab, counseling, financial coaching, and other practical care to those in need.  In order to launch these programs, we need to raise the finances in advance. All funds given to Helping Hands through Center Cross go directly to minister to those in need.  Would you consider partnering with us as we reach out to lend Helping Hands to our friends and neighbors here in the Essex Co area? If mailing a check please make them payable to Center Cross Church of God.


Need Help?

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