Helping Hands Ministries of Oktibbeha County was born from a desire of local area churches to provide coordinated assistance to those in need.
Starkville community comes together for an interdenominational Thanksgiving service.
Helping Hands Ministries serves primarily as a clearinghouse for those in need.
Please consider making a gift to provide for some of the most pressing needs of those in our community.
HHMOC is a nonpartisan, nondenominational ministry dependent on the donations of individuals, churches and community service organizations. Please consider making a gift to provide for some of the most pressing needs of those in our community. HHMOC works for you to provide a clearinghouse for applicants, to determine eligibility, and reduce duplication of requests, including possible fraud. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the address below.
P.O. Box 2101
Starkville, MS 39760
Helping Hands Ministries serves primarily as a clearinghouse for those in need. Churches, organizations and individuals fund this ministry through generous donations which are carefully dispensed according to prescribed guidelines. All applicants are filed for future reference and for further counseling.
Applications are processed to primarily provide emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities. On occasion, food vouchers or motel rooms for temporary housing are given. In addition, further referrals are presented for organizations such as the Salvation Army, Community Counseling and the Health Department. Finally, counseling is offered along with prayer and a Christ-centered servant attitude.
Helping Hands Adopt-a-Family program has been operative for approximately 50 years in Starkville. For a long time it was under the direction of the Chamber of Commerce and when the organization was incorporated into the Greater Starkville Development Program, there was no one to take over the leadership. Margo Swain single-handedly kept the program going and since she was a member of Helping Hand’s, she convinced the board to take it on as one of their service projects.