Summer 2022 Video Message Update

There is a lot happening and I just wanted to come by and share some of it. I hope you’ll watch this video message I made about what God is doing for our region and A Hand Up Ministry. Love ya,Rex Mayo View Video

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Guitar Player on Porch

“The Porch” Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm

Looking to relax and hear some great music on Saturday nights throughout the summer months? Visit “The Porch” at A Hand UP Ministry’s Hope House Cafe & Gift Shop located at 6246 Hwy 136 in Trenton. Complimentary coffee and desserts! Great Fellowship!  Great Music!

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Hope House Cafe Exterior

Alliance For Dade Interviews Hope House Cafe

Hope House Cafe provides training and support for women residing at A Hand UP, a ministry committed to bridge the gap for persons in our community who have been incarcerated and do not have a support network or adequate/safe housing upon release. Hear Rex Mayo, Tammi Mayo, and Lynda Ditmar tell their story!

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A Time of Thanksgiving

Wow, what an awesome year for Hand Up in 2021! With all the problems and disappointments in our world and community, God still made a way for Hand Up to have an amazing year!  *several men and women have completed and are becoming successful. *we have added amazing full time and part time staff. *added the cabin for men pictured up top in May and Hope House our women’s center in November. *Hand Up Village

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Calling all Partners!

    Building Renovation Update Hand Up is proud to announce that Hope House is very close to opening. We will have 5 girls on opening day with others in line for the opportunity. We can’t thank you enough who have given time, talent, and treasure to see this day approaching. We have not completed, so we need your continued support. But God has brought us this far and  He will see us through.  Every

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Helpful Hands Bring New Life to Old Things

It has been an amazing month for Hand Up! WE were given an opportunity to purchase a former nursing home to house our Women’s program all under one roof! In two weeks volunteers have cleaned, replace floors, lights, doors, and repainted walls and furniture. Its looking amazing! Lots and lots more to work on but wow at all that has been accomplished! I have heard statements like, “I needed a second chance”! “I was a

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BBQ On The Grill

Fundraiser on September 11, 2021 at 10:00am

BBQ Contest & Cornhole Tournament To enter the BBQ Contest or Cornhole Tournament, or to find out more about becoming a vendor, please email us at Like and follow us @ Smoke on the Square BBQ Contest.

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Hand Up Village: Phase 1 Men’s Cabin Completed

May 21st was a great day for Hand Up. Because of your giving and those who have worked on Cabin #1 it  has been completed! Even with cost of materials going through the roof, God made a way through many of you! It is open and is debt free! 3 men have moved in and started! One more in a few days. God is so good! Thank you for making it possible for 4 young

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Transitional Housing Program For People Released From Jail

Rex Mayo leads Celebrate Recovery services at the Trenton Ministry Center. (Image: WTVC) Rex Mayo uses his faith and past experiences of overcoming struggles to mentor folks looking to get on the right path. His plan is to build transitional homes to provide a support network for people getting released from jail. Near the top of a winding mountain road in Dade County you’ll find Hand Up Ministry. It’s a faith based program tucked away

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