Hand Up

The mission of Hand Up is to assist with emergency funds for adults who have been released from State or Federal corrections facilities within the last twelve months. Working with the support of various community agencies and service organizations and whenever resources are available, Hand Up will meet or assist with the needs of those beginning new lives after incarceration, and who have exhausted or are not eligible for other sources of assistance (be it with housing, utilities, medical, pharmaceutical, or food). Each referral or request for help will be individually assessed to clarify the viability of the award and the needs of the applicant. We hope that through this, we  will reduce the occurrence of recidivism.

Requests must come through an existing agency, funds are not distributed directly the formerly incarcerated individual.

Find the application below.

Hand Up Application Donate to Hand Up
Fresh Start 5 & 10K Race
March 26, 2022

Register to run in Hand Up's Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!

Interested in Sponsoring, Donating Prizes, USE THE BUTTON BELOW! The earlier you sign-up to sponsor, the more time your logo will be on our promotional materials! Want to Volunteer on Race Day? Email us at handup@nationalavenuecc.com.

If you'd like to contribute as an individual, or submit your sponorship, you can use the Donate button above, or mail a check to National Avenue Christian Church, Attn: Hand Up, 1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65804.

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