Helen Paula Simmons' legacy will live on through Helen’s Hope Chest, providing our community with a priceless opportunity to help instill in foster children the love, security and self worth that every child needs and deserves. Helen’s Hope Chest honors her memory with a place where children in foster care will have their own “store” where they can pick out whatever they need at no cost. Helen’s family was looking for a way to memorialize Helen Simmons and believes their mom would be proud of Helen’s Hope Chest.
If a child is no longer being cared for by their parents but they do not have a case with the Department of Child Safety they may receive services from HHC. In order to qualify, the kinship caregiver must bring Notice to Provider or connect with a partnering kinship program and receive a Kinship Number to use at HHC.
Helen’s also provides an outfit, books, and gifts for biological and adopted children if the family has a current foster placement (birth certificates required).