Hands of a Friend Foundation is ran entirely on donated funds with volunteer staffing. Our foundation is a non-profit, a 501(c)(3) and we do not accept any government and/or federal funding. The Executive Director or her designee is available seven days a week. We are a faith-based/non-denominational agency and do not accept any county, state or federal funding.
Our founder, Patti O'Berry started Hands of a Friend (Manos Amigas) Inc. in 2006 Seeing the need for nonprofit work with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims in the southern Arizona area. Our organization provides safe housing and mentoring/advocacy, and referrals to those who need assistance. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
Providing shelter and advocacy for victims in need of escaping domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will help fund our mission. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Please make all checks payable to "Hands of a Friend" Thank you. Hands of a Friend Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) Code is 20436.
A picture of our main living area for all of our ladies to enjoy.
Our computer room for the ladies to take classes online, job search, and look for a new home when ready to exit our shelter.
Our family library, where our ladies can enjoy reading a book or have story time with their families.
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This room is our Senior Suite, reserved for our single ladies 55 and older.
Our senior living room, also reserved for single ladies 55 and older.
Pictured here are our 3 Family suites, reserved for families only.
Our playground that was generously donated and put together by Valley Verde Rotary Club in September of 2021.