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House of Loving Hands seeks to empower, encourage and support women and their children. We proudly provide a safe transitional housing alternative to women in the Contra Costa Area/Bay Area. We teach a multitude of skills to empower women to self-sufficiency and facilitate the reacclimation of our clients to society.

Our mission is to establish a safe haven for abused women and their children. Through counseling, therapy, group sessions, job training, love and support, we work diligently to get our clients back on their feet. We work to build the self-esteem of the women we serve by celebrating their accomplishments so they can stand on their own platform of success. It is our prayer that the families we serve are healed from the inside out.


My name is Deneshia and I am the founder of House of Loving Hands. I was one of those young girls who dreamt of being married, having children, a dog and a house surrounded by a white picket fence. However, my dreams became a nightmare when I got married. I was abused consistently for 7 years throughout my marriage which ultimately ended with my throat being slit. But, here I stand as a Survivor!

I obtained my A.S. in Early Childhood Development and my B.S. in Human Development for Women. My studies afforded me the opportunity to understand the thought pattern of children, women and different cultures and ultimately started me down the path becoming an advocate for women.

Domestic violence impacts all races, religions, economic and education levels. My lived experience and education have led me to found a non-profit organization for abused women with children. Here at House of Loving Hands, our motto is, “You’re Not Alone, It’s Not Okay and It’s Not Your Fault.”