Mission Statement: The Mission of Helping Hands is to help homeless men and women find alternatives to life on the streets.

Spring Appeal!

Girl Scout Troop 40167 Thrilled to Serve Our Guests 

Helping Hands is celebrating the successful conclusion of its 12th season of Safe Haven. During the past six months, we have provided shelter and hot meals to over five thousand overnight guests. We want to express our deep appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers and dozens of houses of worship for their selfless labor and generous donations of food, space and time. Without them, this would not have been possible. The Safe Haven will close for the season, but our effort to help men and women experiencing the crisis of homelessness does not end on May 1. The Thomas A. McCabe Outreach Center is open year-round for our guests, offering case services and free clothing, laundry, showers and use of our computer lab. Every weekday morning, the Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program – now under Helping Hands’ management – serves a hearty breakfast prepared by volunteers to anyone who needs it. New this year is our long-awaited “Rapid Rehousing Program,” through which we are providing subsidized housing for our homeless neighbors.

The Safe Haven will reopen on November 1.

Please give generously this spring. Helping Hands is the only agency in the county dedicated solely to helping the homeless. Less than 20% of the funding for the Safe Haven and the Outreach Center comes from the government. Your donation of any size will help us to sustain these lifesaving programs.

Thank you for all you do.

Raoul Cansino

Founder and President


Who We Are

HELPING HANDS FOR THE HOMELESS OF ROCKLAND is a not-for-profit organization that provides Safe Haven for men and women 18 years and older during the cold season and a broad range of homeless services throughout the year, including case management and assistance with the employment, housing, and health goals of our guests. Our Outreach Center provides laundry, showers and men's and women's clothing, free of charge. The Outreach Center is located in the United Church of Spring Valley (11 E. Church St. Spring Valley, NY) and is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.


Contact us at (845) 356-0100 or info@helpinghandsofrockland.org for more information about our services.