Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
The mission of Helping Hands Community Partners is to educate people about home ownership and, when appropriate, arrange financing for purchase, refinance, and reverse mortgage loans.
“We strive to improve the quality of life through responsible financing.”
We also actively work with government agencies and banks to accept properties in need of renovation. Using local labor, we convert those properties to be sold at below market prices to underserved populations including veterans, seniors, and low to moderate income families.
“We’re improving communities one family at a time.”
Formed in 2012, Helping Hands has successfully been renovating neighborhoods and educating people about different homeownership options. We found a recurring problem for our clients – they needed better information about the purchase, refinance, and reverse mortgage loan process.
In 2017, Helping Hands was excited to expand its mission statement to include the ability, when appropriate, to arrange mortgage financing for prospective borrowers. The response has been incredible.
Our culture of a Giver’s Mindset has been more than well received and is attracting experienced trustworthy industry professionals to join our team, where one is not just working but helping individual homeowners and the community. Please keep Helping Hands in mind for any real estate agents and loan officers who have a Giver’s Mindset. We’d enjoy the opportunity to talk with them to join our Team.
We believe in a GIVER’S MINDSET. We view ourselves as educators and strive to give each person the information and guidance necessary to help them achieve their homeownership goals.
We’re honored to help our clients. Everyone on our team focuses on how to educate and assist our clients before, during, and after the home financing process to achieve their goals. It’s an attitude of gratitude.
We will always do what’s best for you. For us, trust equals character plus competence. We have the highest ethical standards combined with industry leading experience and success.
Many people are afraid of change. We embrace it. We constantly invest in training, technology, systems, and loan products. But more importantly is our culture of extending a helping hand to others. We consciously strive to improve our clients’ situations as well as the people and organizations we work with.
We receive a profound feeling of satisfaction and happiness when we help our clients achieve their goals of homeownership. Purchasing or refinancing a home or obtaining a reverse mortgage should be joyful not stressful.
“It’s better to give than receive.”
We understand that the consequences of our services will impact not only you today but also your family’s story into the future. The financial ruin and emotional pain from the great recession and mortgage meltdown must never happen again. The best protection is to become fully educated.
“We know that what we do matters greatly in the lives of our clients.”
To work with likeminded people and organizations to champion our communities one family at a time.
“Expect great things to happen and they will.”
Bill co-founded Helping Hands in 2012 with the vision of attracting likeminded people who have impeccable character, a strong work ethic, and find joy in helping others achieve their homeownership goals while also helping the community.
Growing up a “Navy Brat” has given him a great appreciation of the importance of home and family. Bill has over a decade of local and national home financing and renovation experience. He has extensive experience working with various government agencies in having them join Helping Hands Community Partners mission and vision.
Reach him at 774-419-6666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cliff co-founded Helping Hands in 2012 and has over 25 years of experience running several Citigroup/Smith Barney offices in the New England Area. Cliff also worked with MetLife in their Division of Estate Planning for Special Needs Kids (DESK). He also assisted to develop and implement a strategic plan to expand Allstate insurance brokers’ financial planning business. Cliff has been instrumental in charting a course of how to fulfill Helping Hands Community Partners’ mission.
Reach him at 774-419-6672 or
Alain joined the board of Helping Hands in 2017. Helping Hands sought his advice two years prior on how Helping Hands could better serve its clients with home financing needs. Alain is the president and founder of Direct Finance Corp., a New England based mortgage company, that has helped over 5,000 homeowners and arranged over a billion dollars in financing. Instead of trying to profit for his company, Alain suggested and volunteered to obtain the required licensing for both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Helping Hands is now able to, when appropriate, arrange home financing thereby bypassing the banks. The goal is to deliver better education, service, and loan programs. Alain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, obtained an MBA from The Wharton School, and a Master in Real Estate from M.I.T. He was the first person in New England to earn the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation as well as the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) certification. NMLS MLO#7946 email@example.com Cell (781) 724-6221
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Gil joined us a few years ago with an absolutely crazy work ethic. He speaks fluent Portuguese, making him the go-to loan officer for the Brazilian community. Gil is very detail oriented and always has a positive attitude (we aren’t just saying that, it’s true).
This last February, Gil became a US citizen. We are all so proud of him and all agree he is one of our finest success stories.
Gil lives in Stoughton with his wife and two children. He coaches soccer at the 12-13 & under level. Gil is also active in many local charities and organizations.
Call Gil today at 774-360-0343 for any mortgage related questions or just to say hi!
Mike has been helping clients obtain and preserve the goal of home ownership since 2003. Mike strives to give his clients a lending experience that he would want to have himself.
He has extensive knowledge in all lending products but we lovingly refer to him as the USDA Loan guru around the office. He’s keen to detail and goes the extra mile to give his clients all the loan options available to them, and more importantly, how the loan product’s differences effect them. He is also a USAF Veteran, making him an invaluable resource to the VA borrower.
Mike finds his home in Charlton, MA and plays bass in the rock band HipTonight all over Central MA.
Have mortgage questions? Call Mike at (774) 419-6665 or email him at
Reach him at 774-419-6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Massachusetts, Nytesha Hubert joined Helping Hands in the Fall of 2018. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and years of experience working with diverse populations in a variety of organizational settings. Ms. Hubert is also a designated Certified Relocation Professional. Ms. Hubert enjoys meeting new people and spreading light. She currently resides in Cambridge, MA.
Reach her at 774-205-1714 or email@example.com
As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Joe has always had a giver’s mindset of serving his country which transferred to his financial planning career. He has spent the last 13 years trying to help seniors stay in their homes and have a quality of life during retirem
ent. Through Helping Hands, his goal is to help Veterans find what they need for services and determine, if appropriate, the right loan product for them. Through multiple sources and services, he guides seniors in the right direction that is appropriate for their individual circumstances. He is devoted to providing constant communication and education about various housing options. He looks at ALL the options and, when appropriate, reviews the reverse mortgage as one of those options. “Not everyone should have one but EVERYONE should know how they work!”
Reach him at (774) 419-6670 or
Meghan is a superstar loan officer who takes the time to understand her clients so she can focus on what it is that really matters.
Meghan moved to Boston from Western New York at the age of 18. She studied Management and International Business at Northeastern University. After graduating Northeastern , she went to work in the fast paced, environment of Boston’s financial district. Looking for a new challenge, Meghan joined the Direct Finance/ Helping Hands team and became a loan officer in 2015 and dived headfirst into learning the industry. She concurrently earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UMass Boston.
Meghan is passionate about politics and co-founded an organization that encourages and empowers women to use their voices in the public sphere in 2016.
We are lucky to have Meghan working side-by-side with us and we encourage you to give her a shout if you have any financing questions. You can reach her at 617-877-2085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reach him at 774-419-6673 or email@example.com
Peter has been in the banking industry for over 30 years, in Residential Lending and Underwriting. Peter is a board member of Restoration Project in Belmont Massachusetts and has been involved with non-profits for his professional years so he fits in perfectly with the Helping Hands Mission. With a BA in Economics from Clark University and a background as a Realtor in Arlington MA, he blends his experience with his Givers Mindset . He lives in Wellesley MA with his wife who is an Associate Dean at Lesley University and has three daughters and three grandchildren.
Peter can be reached at 774-419-6653. or
Reach him at 774-419-2006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff joined Helping Hands Community Partners in September 2018. He has been in the mortgage world for over five years. He grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Rhode Island in 2010, and currently lives in Portsmouth Rhode Island with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing golf whenever time allows.
He says: "Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I know there are a lot of lenders and loan officers to choose from but if you want to speak to someone who will go over your all your options, clarify any questions, show you the numbers with full transparency and take personal responsibility of your application from start to finish, there's no better person to start with than myself."
Reach Jeff at 774-419-6028 or email@example.com
Peggy has been involved with Reverse Mortgage Education for over 18 years First, as an approved HUD Housing Counselor specializing in Reverse Mortgage Education and has recently joined Helping Hands as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist. Peggy has extensive knowledge in Community Programs and she is dedicated to making sure to educate seniors and their families on ALL the options available, so they can make the best decision for them and their family.
Peggy has earned the designation of CRMP (Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional) dedicated to upholding the highest Ethical and Professional Standards.
She has also earned the designation of Certified Senior Advisor, CSA ®, She graduated with a BA degree in Finance from Curry College and is a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.
Reach her at 617-688-6310 or
Reach him at 774-419-2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearl began her mortgage career 16 years ago when Alain, owner and President of Direct Finance Corp, asked her to step in to the back office as the accountant. Alain and Pearl have been friends for several years and he thought her skill set would be a good fit to take over that aspect of Direct Finance.
Pearl is a retired CPA, has a degree in Business Management from UMass Boston, and holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College. Her experience as an accountant and CPA uniquely qualifies her for the highly anticipated transition to a nonprofit platform. The aspects of a non profit platform will open up opportunities to help people in the community which is highly important to her. Always wanting to help, but not having the additional time to dedicate to a non profit on a volunteer basis, this opportunity opens up that goal for her.
Pearl resides in Hull, Massachusetts and shares her home with her large breed dog.
Reach her at 774-419-6676 or email@example.com
Laurie joined Helping Hands in August of 2018 as Community Outreach Director which is has turned into a little HR a little PR some Executive Assistant work and a whole lot of event planning. Laurie has been in the event planning business for over 30 years and moved from Vermont to Boston 10 years ago. She is a Caterer, a Realtor, an Event Planner, a Certified Stager and was a Spa and Salon owner and the Boston Red Sox number one fan. Laurie is thrilled to have joined the fast paced world of Helping Hands Community Partners and believes strongly in their mission and culture.
Reach her at 774-419-6662 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Frankie, our friendly Helping Hands Community Partners’ greeter and a true Southern Belle at heart. Born in Mississippi just three years ago, she was rescued shortly after to join our team. When Frankie isn’t welcoming our staff and visitors, she enjoys chasing squirrels, sniffing out the best new spots, and napping wherever (and whenever) she feels like it. Interested in learning everything you need to know about mortgages with Frankie as your study buddy? Call Helping Hands Community Partners at 781-878-5626.
A Rhode Island native, Harry did website and video work for Helping Hands for several years before coming on board full time in August 2018. He has worked in photography, graphics, writing, editing, education, and overindulging rock stars. He holds degrees in Film and English from Syracuse University, and has been published in several national publications. He has lived and worked in Boston, Portland, and Los Angeles. He now lives in Onset with his wife Holly and too many cats. His favorite color is black.
Reach him at 401-236-6386 or email@example.com