Helping Hands for the deaf

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welcome to hhd!

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updates & announcements

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our vision



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.

about us

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 Buckner

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.

Susan Byrd

Susan Byrd is our Assistant Treasurer. She is a member of the Deaf community. She went through the public school system without an interpreter she graduated from high school. At 21 she learned American Sign Language and is fluent in the language as if it was her first language. She is a loyal wife and mom. She is also involved with the Deaf Ministry at Henry Baptist Church. She has also been helping HHD for years.

Susan Holly

Susan is pur Co-ordinator HHD. She is a nationally certified interpreter with RID and is an independent contractor with interpreting agencies in the metro Atlanta area. She has the gift of encouragement and loves to plan parties. She is married with 4 children and lives in Henry County.

Yvonne Gast

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.










HHD offers the following services:


help us help other by sowing to our organization!

''Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously''.

-2 Corinthians 9:6

our most recent project!

HHD Helping our friend move to a first floor apartment!

We are committed to assisting with the comfort of our community.

Visit our Facebook for more information from previous projects.

Stay updated with our events and activities!

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We currently don't have any events coming up soon but stay tuned!

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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!

apply for help

If you would like to start the process of asking for general help from HHD please fill this form out. We would contact you as soon as possible.

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apply to volunteer

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.

contact us


PO Box 864

McDonough, GA 30253

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