Boca Helping Hands
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is a community-based nonprofit that provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.
BHH distributes 80,000 pantry bags each year at four Palm Beach County locations and serves over 80,000 hot meals annually, six days per week. The organization expands access to affordable medical, dental and behavioral care through its partnership with Genesis Community Health, serving clients at clinics in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. BHH sends weekend meals home with food-insecure elementary school students via the BHH Backpacks Program and assists working families with the rising cost of childcare through the Children’s Assistance Program (CAP).
With an increased focus on client self-sufficiency, BHH awards scholarships for qualified candidates to attend accredited vocational training classes that prepare them for careers in the healthcare, information technology and transportation. BHH also offers free English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes and courses in nutrition and other life skills. Staff and volunteer mentors counsel the unemployed and underemployed in basic workplace skills and help them polish resumes and search for jobs.
In April, Charity Navigator named Boca Helping Hands a Four-Star Charity for the 14th Consecutive Year.
BHH is registered with the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services #CH-14764. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352 or accessing www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. All contributions made to BHH are used exclusively and entirely for BHH services, programs, and operations.