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Helping Hands

Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

Acts 2:44-45


Our Vision

To respond and be a resource for spiritual, physical and social needs of our community.


Our Strategy

The Helping Hands ministry partners with local organizations, focused in Central Texas, to support wellness programs, evangelism in our community and further efforts to support and encourage underserved populations. We achieve our vision by providing financial support, volunteerism and promoting congregational engagement in service organizations.



Organizations We Support



Mission / Overview

Sisters Network

Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.

A New Entry

We envision every life affected by homelessness, incarceration and addiction to be spiritually restored and driven by hope and passionate eternal purpose.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Texas

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region’s efforts to provide equitable access to food and opportunity to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Each year, we source and distribute the food for over 45 million meals.

Family Elder Care

Family Eldercare was founded in 1982 by a group of professionals concerned with supporting the family’s role as caregiver for frail elders through training and information. The agency soon expanded to include services to prevent abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of elders and adults with disabilities. Almost all services that Family Eldercare offers are unduplicated.

Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Texas Suicide Prevention initiative is the result of a collaborative effort throughout the state of Texas of community-based organizations, state and local agencies, academic institutions and many others who work together to reduce suicides in Texas.

God of Hope Ministries

The God of Hope Ministries was established in 2002 by our President and Chaplain, Robert Dorrough. Chaplain Dorrough (“Chap”) moved the ministry from Dallas, Texas, to Austin, Texas, in 2005. Robert opened our first faith-based dormitory in 2006 at the Travis State Jail in east Austin, providing intensive discipleship and Christian training to male inmates for a 6-month semester.

African American Youth Heritage Foundation

To intentionally provide hands-on service through school and community-based programs, to enhance the quality of life for African American and low-income youth and families.

Draylen Mason Fellows Program

The Draylen Mason Fellows Program is a full-scholarship initiative of Austin Soundwaves designed to honor the legacy of Draylen Mason and help further the musical and personal development.  

Walking by Faith Ministries

Walking by Faith Prison Ministry is a Christian based organization that commits to serving the homeless and formerly incarcerated men and women that need support.

Alliance for African American Health

The idea for the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas originated after the “Health Disparities among African Americans in Central Texas” conference was conducted in April 2005, by the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department (now Austin Public Health). This was the third conference conducted by the department since 2001 attempting to raise awareness about health disparities in Central Texas. Critical data presented revealed that from 2000 – 2004, African Americans in Travis County were first in 10 of the 15 leading causes of death. This information was of great concern to conference participants and a need was expressed that more needed to be done to address health disparities.

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