Helping Hands for the Deaf (HHD), is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, that started in 2013 with the goal of providingassistance to the deaf and hard hearing community to better their life styles.
The mission of Helping Hands for the Deaf is to improve the independence and provide affordable housing for deaf/ disabled people. HHD achieves this mission through education, social integration, community development, independent living skills, job training, transportation and housing.
Meskel Crowe, CEO
Meskel is the CEO of HHD. She earned her Bachelors degree from Mercer University in Human Resources and established HHD in 2013. She has many resources to help deaf people find homes, and has a passion to teach them life skills, English skills and job skills so they can earn employment and be independant. She lives in Henry County with her husband Nathan and her 2 children Jequel and Mekiah.
Ryan is our adviser. He has worked for an accounting firm for several years and travel all over the country for his business. He has been taking sign language classes and is very enthusiastic about being with the Deaf community and helping with the finances of HHD. He is married with one daughter also named Ryan and lives in Henry county.
David is a retired plant pathologist who began learning ASL after retirement. While still not fluent in ASL, he is sincerely interested in helping the Deaf community and wants to continue learning ASL in order to be more useful in that service. David is married and lives in Henry county but frequently visits his children and grandchildren who live elsewhere.
Yvonne Gast is a retired ASL educational interpreter. She enjoys interpreting community events and religious services. Since retiring in 2021, she has spent more time with her 18 grandchildren, camping, traveling, and doing craft projects.
Demetrios Gioupis is retired after working 27 years in editing and printing for Scranton Time Tribune Sunday newspapers and five years in welding. He is blessed with three sons and he currently lives in North Carolina. He enjoys volunteering for HHD by helping those who need little help.
We had a great day at the Deaf-Blind awareness day. It was so wonderful to be together after such a long time! Until next time everyone!
HHD at Stone Mountain!
We had a picnic on the great lawn, where we had a great time in the community!
Trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden
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HHD representatives made a 2 hr trip to the most beautiful area in Cave Spring GA to visit GA School for the Deaf. We brought Blessing Bags for the students. Most of the students are living in the dorm so we got them toiletry items for them to have for themselves. These items were donate by a sorority Hi Susan! Sorority names are Sigma Omega Zeta - Zeta Phi Beta
Marie showed us around the school, and as you can see it is out in the country. The buildings are mostly new and the dorms look awesome!
We were able to see some of the kids in the cafeteria and they were very excited to get their bags at the end of the day. We were excited to be able to see them! The are so sweet and fun!
Helping Hands for the Deaf needs volunteers for different situations. We want to have a network of people who can help in different areas of need. If you are interested in volunteering, or willing to give a discount for your service.