The HANDS Mission Statement:

Health and Development Services International, Inc. (HANDS International)
is an approved voluntary non-profit agency established to channel the
knowledge, skills, and resources of dedicated servant-leaders toward human
health and development. Inspired by the spirit and deeds of Christ and in
the tradition of luminous souls throughout history who have followed his
example, the agency seeks to embody the ideals of compassion for the
disadvantaged and care for the under-served. Through its programs and
ministries, it seeks to collaborate with those who hold similar principles, focusing primarily on promoting health care within communities, marriage enrichment and reconciliation within families, group empowerment through education and training, and on emergency relief linked with community development. In essence, the agency envisions itself as a mini-vehicle of good will through which its representatives function as volunteers without borders serving the under-served without pay.