The Helter Shelter is a shelter for homeless people in Springfield. Ned Flanders works there. It was found by Father James Helter.


Homer once joined Ned in his charity in the shelter. When Homer entered, a reverend though that he is a tramp too, and gave him new clothes. Meanwhile, Ned was doling out the soup. Homer wanted to leave soon, so he grabbed the ladle and started doing it himself at unbelievable speed. Dave Shutton noticed it and took a photo of Homer. The next day, the photo and an article about Homer appeared on the front page of The Springfield Shopper.

Behind the Laughter

  • The name is a play on the Beatles song "Helter Skelter".
  • Helter Shelter is also a title of a season 14 episode.



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