Our History

Cy-Fair Helping Hands (CFHH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded to help the homeless of Cy-Fair become self-sufficient. The ministry had its humble beginnings in the heart of one woman and a huge pot of soup served from the back of a pick-up truck. For many years, Cy-Fair residents, Jean and John Dreyer, made it their mission to minister to those living on the streets of northwest Houston. They forged relationships with the homeless, collecting and storing food, clothes, and supplies for them in their garage. The couple eventually sold their antique business to fund Cy-Fair Helping Hands.

Since its inception in 2010, the fledgling organization has grown to include a Community Food Pantry, enabling CFHH to serve not only the homeless, but the hungry. Programs for our struggling neighbors include provision of Emergency Shelter for families with children, scholarships for unprivileged students,  Homeless Street Outreach, a Homeless Day Center, programs for CFISD students, and events and programs during the holidays and at back-to-school time. 100% of our funding comes from caring individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations.   

Our mission is to bring hope to the homeless and hungry.

Leadership Staff

Janet Ryan
Executive Director

Patricia Hudson
Director of Community Outreach

Board of Directors


Kevin Polivka
Chairman of the Board


Jean Dreyer
Vice-Chair of the Board

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Suzanne Gilman
Board Secretary


Janice Jackson
Board Treasurer


Stacye Anderson


Michael Smith


Daniel Arizpe