Join us for our 5th Anniversary Gala on April 1, 2017 at The Crown Room in the Budweiser Brew House at Ballpark Village! Click here to purchase tickets through Paypal! Or send us a note on our Contact page letting us know you will attend and mail your check made out to Helping Hand Me Downs to: 8673 Olive Blvd, University City MO, 63132. We look forward to seeing you!
HHMD enhances the quality of life for children and families in the St. Louis area by meeting their immediate needs, then connecting them with life-changing resources that foster independence.
We work to empower families in need to achieve stability in their lives. When a family is referred to us by our network of over 100 agencies, hospitals, and shelters, we first ensure each family has the clothing and other essential items necessary to parent effectively.
We then assist families in finding stable employment and safe housing, while connecting emotionally through one-on-one life coaching. We also connect families to other agencies that can meet their food, shelter and other emergency needs.
Our services allow social workers and nurses on the front lines to meet a need previously unmet for their clients. HHMD is viewed as the "glue" working alongside other agencies, and bringing in others if needed, to best serve families.
Who We Serve
Who We Serve
The vast majority of families we serve are led by single parents experiencing unemployment, underemployment and/or unsafe housing issues. We serve families in the entire Greater St. Louis area. In order for these families to receive support from HHMD, they must be referred by someone from our network of Referring Agencies. To join our network, please fill out the 'Become a Partner' form!
"Helping Hand Me Downs is my little angel. They helped me feed and cloth my 18-month old grandson when I needed it the most."
"I am so thankful for Helping Hand-Me-Downs. The items I received are truly a blessing and I appreciate everything they have done for me...Thank You."
"I went to HHMD and it was such a blessing, it was exactly like you said it would be. I was able to get so much stuff and I'm so relieved!"
"I have worked with numerous agencies over the past fifteen years and I have never before witnessed such promise and dedication in an agency."
"I feel so good referring mothers in need to Helping Hand-Me-Downs. They always follow through to help the mother and infant."
"When Helping Hand-Me-Downs delivers to us, it always feels like Christmas!"
"HHMD spreads amazing joy."