Your generous donations help provide freedom from homelessness and a path to self-sufficiency for men and women in crisis.
Monetary donations help provide:
* Assistance with medication expenses
* Job skills training
* Medical Care
* Counseling
* Computer classes
* Assistance with Social Services
* Day center for shelter from inclement weather
* Installation of a shower(s)
* Installation of a laundry facility
* Provision of necessities of daily living - clothes, sustainable food, shoes, sleeping bags blankets, toiletries, etc.
* Supplying and maintaining a food pantry for emergent distribution
* Assistance with regular operating expenses - rent, utilities, office expenses, building maintenance, etc
* Purchase of state issued IDs - necessary to be considered for employment


.......is to empower and motivate the homeless and those in crisis by providing an avenue to self-sufficiency by making support services freely available - life skills, basic computer skills, advancement of reading and writing, resume and job placement assistance - as well as providing clothing, emergency food supplies, and basic life necessities - for those who find themselves in crisis in our community - while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hands Across Decatur was founded in 2012 as a volunteer organization for people who want to donate their time and their servant hands, feet and hearts to benefit the homeless and those in crisis in Decatur, Alabama and surrounding areas. In 2015, God made a path for us to provide assistance on a greater scale to a largely "forgotten community" - the homeless and near homeless. We are excited that we are now a non-profit 501(c)(3).


We are a team of dedicated volunteers excited about our mission and the lives that are being changed!

Sue Terrell, Founder and Executive Director

Kennetha Watson, Assistant Director

Danette Williams

Candace Burnham

Barbara Wright
Julianna Lawson
Brian Tucker, Special Projects
Teresa Nixon
Mellisa Ramsey, Donation Coordinator
HAD Mascots Angel and Ziggy


Interested in volunteering? Being a major donor?


Would you like to volunteer to teach a class? Work one-on-one with reading assistance?
Help with sorting of donations? Help with distribution? Assist with fundraising?
Offer your professional services by providing foot checks and basic medical exams, dental exams,
eye exams and glasses, job placement assistance, etc.?
Would you like someone to speak to your organization about what we do
and how you can help your community be a better place by
assisting homeless with becoming self-sufficient?