Things are always happening at His Hands through His grace. We frequently share the good news made possible through the generosity of our many volunteers and donors. Our greatest joy is to be able to tell the real stories of the  strength and resilience of those we serve.

Our most recent updates and stories from those we serve are below.

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Hear the story of just one of the many lives changed this year at His Hands Free Clinic.  Joyce came to us, barely able to

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Look Beneath the Surface

In January, the 6th Judicial District invited me to visit the centers to present about navigating the healthcare system…These men and women have once again taught me the valuable lesson that there is so much more than appears on the surface.

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The Medicaid Unwind

The public health emergency preventing people from loosing Medicaid coverage ends in spring 2023. While not everyone will lose coverage right away, Iowa is being open that they are heavily front-loading redeterminations.

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Step Into My Shoes

There are a myriad of challenges and experiences our patients have faced that I never will. I will never know what it is like to be held at gunpoint in an attempt to get me to join a guerrilla army on my way to school in the morning.

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Practicing Gratitude All Year Long

November is a time of year where we often take time to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives. Now that the Christmas season is upon us, we can still practice gratitude. We should remember to be thankful all year long.

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The Beauty of Authenticity

While the world may send pressure with the message, “Your burdens are too much. No one wants to hear about them. It is easy to believe the lie that we have to be strong all the time. I am here to tell you today that your burden is not too much for someone to want to hear.

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Small things with Great Love

Small Things with Great Love

If you wait and wait until you are ready to contribute in some great way, most of us would wait our entire lives without ever taking action. So put yourself out there. Make a small gesture of kindness, and do it with great love. See the impact a small thing can have. Then do another small thing. Then another.

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This is a Brain on Trauma

The science boils down to this, the more trauma someone is exposed to, the more likely he or she will resort to these trauma responses, even when a trauma response isn’t warranted. Why does this matter? Researchers are now beginning to call trauma the next public health crisis.

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Cultivating Life Changes

If you are like me, you get impatient. Impatient when it takes yourself awhile to make changes and impatient with others who are taking “too long” to make progress. But what if the growth is in process?

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A Different View of Poverty

We typically think of poverty in terms of lack of material means… When enough people you encounter treat you as less than, eventually you internalize that and begin to believe you deserve and can only achieve less than.

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Chutes and Ladders

Life is going to have its ups and downs. There will be things and events outside of our control. Yet, there is hope. Hope helps us to make it through those downtimes and keep pressing ahead, knowing that things will get better again.

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Tax Law Changes

Individual taxpayers can claim an “above-the-line” deduction of up to $300 for cash donations made to charity during 2020. This means the deduction lowers both adjusted gross income and taxable income – translating into tax savings.

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Care For The Uninsured

COVID-19 has quickly become a household term across our nation and the world. Public health organizations and local healthcare facilities have been diligently working to

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