Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth, Inc.
HANDY's mission is to embrace, educate and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults. HANDY's vision is to save lives, change lives and make dreams come true for at-risk youth. Annually, HANDY serves more than 1,200 children and youth who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned, ages birth to 25 years, reaching out a hand almost 15,000 times. Of that population, HANDY's LIFE program (Life skills, Independent living, Foundation building, and Education/Employment) annually serves just over 400 middle, high school and college aged youth. Additionally, 800 children/youth receive assistance with emergency needs of food and clothing, back to school supplies and clothes and/or holiday gifts.