In August 2008, the Founder, Adolphus Parker, had a counterintuitive idea -- homeless people helping other homeless individuals by operating an emergency shelter. Out of this concept, emerged HHH, which became an official nonprofit organization in 2009. The emergency shelter has grown from 25 to 89 beds and is operated and controlled by former and current clients.
What We Do
In the beginning, the Founder expressed to the community the goal of raising funds for the first emergency shelter, which would be run by all homeless men and women.
Since 2009, HHH has provided the following free services to the homeless community in Hillsborough County without any government support or large donors:
Why is HHH needed as an emergency shelter provider in Hillsborough County?
- HHH is gaining a reputation as an emergency shelter provider of
being the place to go for the homeless, who have no money, job or do not meet the criteria for public assistance.
- Hillsborough County only has a handful of emergency shelters available. There is possibly one other shelter than HHH, that caters to the homeless, who have no money, job and do not meet the criteria for public assistance.
- HHH corporate executives, administrators and support staff are themselves homeless clients. We are the last resort for emergency shelter when no other agencies can help.