What is Hand-Ups, Not Hand-Outs, LLC?

Hand-Ups, Not Hand-Outs, LLC is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve financial independence and improve their lives.
We use a variety of methods to achieve these goals including:
1. Financial, academic, occupational, and life and education
  • Budgeting
  • Investing and Real Estate
  • Parenting / Single Parenting
  • Recovering After Divorce
  • Tutoring (STEM and finance)
  • Job Skills (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Basic Internet Navigation)
  • Entrepreneurship
2. Youth mentoring in the above areas (requires parent involvement)
3. Life, leadership, and financial coaching
4.Coordinating community volunteer efforts


How do you offer such diverse services yet still maintain cost effectiveness?
We partner with local professionals and community services to offer those capabilities we don’t yet retain in-house. This is a win-win-win:
  • For us, it allows us to focus on our in-house financial and real-estate strengths.
  • For local professionals, our technique allows them to give back to the community in a controlled method that maximizes their time efficiency.
  • Most importantly: For our clients, , this strategy allows them to take advantage of a wealth of information they otherwise would not have access to.
What About Your Home Ownership Program?
This fantastic program allows motivated clients to own their own home in as little as 5 years. Our bread and butter is working with clients on debt elimination and wealth building. A key component of wealth building is home ownership. We seek out low-cost rehabs that can be purchased by our graduating clients. Most will purchase their homes outright using savings generated in our programs, though there are some creative financing options available.
So you buy houses?
YES! We understand that sometimes unique situations require sale of a house quickly, without hassle or 20-page contracts! We can either buy your house or connect you with an investor that can. If we feel you would profit more from working with a Broker, we’re honest enough to let you know (smile).
And you sell houses too?
YES! You can achieve your dream of home-ownership, and if you follow our guidelines you can have a paid-for house in as little as 5-7 years. We offer flexible, creative, and always legal methods of buying a home for those who find themselves in delicate situations.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways you can get involved! While we are not a charity, we welcome all sorts of contributions. We tithe our earnings into these three organizations: MilitarySingleMoms.org, JJConway.org, and KingstowneFamilyLifeCenter.org. These three are all either 501(c)3 organizations or in the process of obtaining their designation.
Here’s how you can help:
  • Shop our Store (including donations for the above mentioned charities)
  • Spread the word about our mission (especially our Global Youth Initiative events as part of Live2Lead Ark-La-Tex)
  • Join our social media pages and frequently share/like/plus/retweet our posts
  • Nominate clients who are strongly motivated to improve their lives and/or the lives of their children
  • Donate your time, if you have a skill-set compatible with what we do
  • Speak at one of our monthly meetings (Ark-La-Tex Region or Greater DC Metro)
  • Financial contributions are ALWAYS welcome! We are a fiscally responsible and transparent organization!



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