Get Involved

Holding Out HELP’s success is attributed to the hundreds of supporters that believe in this cause. Without our volunteers, many clients would be stuck on a waitlist and unable to receive the care needed. There are many ways to get involved. Become part of the HOH family today and help change lives.

Why we need your HELP

Holding Out HELP is a service-based organization, which means your donations provides the physical, emotional, and educational needs through our case management team.

How You Can HELP

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Holding Out HELP is primarily supported by private individuals and small businesses through one-time and recurring donations, as well as corporate sponsors and grants.

HOH serves 150-250 clients per year with food, clothing, shelter, counseling, education and community events.

You can make a one-time gift or register for a recurring monthly donation. Your donation will automatically be charged to your account at your selected frequency rate.

Examples of what your monthly contribution can do:

  • $25 A MONTH provides basic necessities for a family in need (toilet paper, shampoo & conditioner, tooth brushes, tooth paste and feminine hygiene products).
  • $100 A MONTH provides mental healthcare services to those who have been kicked out of their communities and lost everyone they’ve known and begin the transition into an entirely new life.
  • $250 A MONTH sponsors an underage youth that is living with a host family, to assist with housing costs, food, clothing and education.

All donations are tax deductible and can be made by clicking on the donate button below or mailing donations to:

138 E 12300 S, Ste C #193, Draper, UT 84020

Estate Gift Option

You can make a high-impact, long-lasting contribution to Holding Out HELP through a bequest, charitable remainder trust, life insurance, real estate and retirement plan assets. Please call 801.548.3492 for details.

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These items can make such a difference, as our clients often leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs. 

We are always in need of the following items:

  • Vehicles
  • Grocery & gas cards
  • New laptop computers
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Water bottles, Gatorade or Capri Sun
  • Snacks: individually wrapped items like granola bars, Rice Krispy treats, chocolate, fruit chews

Currently we do not accept furniture or clothing

Email us to make arrangements to donate.

Holding Out Help Volunteers


If you are a Utah resident, you can join in serving people from a polygamist culture by giving your time to Holding Out HELP.  We are looking for committed and willing individuals to be involved in areas they are most passionate about.

We are always looking for volunteers in these areas:

General Volunteer Needs

  • Events/Fundraising
  • House Cleaning
  • Yard Work
  • Auto Repair
  • Medical Assistance
  • Dental Assistance
  • Legal Assistance

Specific Volunteer Needs

These volunteer positions require a more intense application process.  Click below to be taken to the application.

  • Host Homes
  • Mentors
  • Tutors


Host Homes are a critical resource for those desiring to leave their polygamous communities but have “nowhere else to go.” Having shelter and safety is important stepping stones for clients to become confident and self-sufficient.


We are currently looking for several host families living in Utah. We have also been receiving on-going calls from those wanting to leave. Please spread the word.

If you are interested in becoming a Host Home family, or would like more information, you can fill out the form or call us at 801.548.3492.

We CAN change lives with the help of our community!

Tonia Tewell
Exec. Director
Holding Out HELP

Currently we are only accepting applications from families living in Utah.

Holding Out Help Sponsor an Event


You can help us reach new audiences and increase the support of Holding Out HELP by sponsoring an event in your community. We would love to hear your event ideas! 

Email us for more information.