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Since 1994, we have empowered children, birth to age 6 who are deaf, hard of hearing or with communication disorders to flourish in school and in life.

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  • Want to help make a difference in the lives of our students? Find out more about our volunteer program today!

Did You Know?

The Deaf community is the 2nd most unreached people group, in the world, for Christ.

Of an estimated 150-250 million Deaf people in the world, only 2% are followers of Jesus Christ.

In the USA approximately 12,000 babies a year are born with hearing loss. 33 babies a day.

Additional 4000-6000 children (birth -3 years) who passed their newborn hearing screening will acquire late onset hearing loss.

Up to another 6000 children will lose their hearing between the ages of 3-6 years.

9 in 10 Deaf children will be born to hearing parents, limiting their ability to easily share the gospel with their children.

Dear Deaf Children...

Deaf adults want YOU to know… why they love Jesus, that Jesus loves you, and that he understands ALL languages - including ASL!

As the 2nd most unreached people group in the world for Christ, we know that it is imperative that the Deaf know about Jesus’ love for them and His sacrifice on the cross. It is especially important that we are teaching Deaf children, as early as possible, that God loves them and wants a relationship with them.

What better way to do that than through the testimonies of Deaf adults? Through sharing their testimonies, they are "passing the torch to the next generation” of the Deaf. 

Learn our memory verses with us!

"Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive our sins as we forgive people who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but, deliver us from evil. For, Yours is the kingdom, power, and glory forever and ever! Amen!" Matthew 6:9-13

Happy Hands staff create videos featuring memory verses our students are learning. This is a great tool for students and parents to learn and practice!

News & Blog

  • Mary Ann Spears

    "It's all about the children!
    The children at Happy Hands are absolutely precious creations of God, created with hand crafted perfection, eager to explore and learn every morsel of language with 'I did it!' excitement!"

  • David Hall

    Watching Happy Hands grow and provide miracles for so many children and their families has given me a deeper faith in God. I am confident that He truly cares about His people and He will always be there in our times of need. The Christian values exhibited by Al Proo (Founder) and Jan Pride (Executive Director) and all of the teachers and staff insure Happy Hands will continue to be a shining star to many children and families for decades to come. I must continue to do whatever I can to nurture that Shining Star!

  • Leah Matthews

    I give to Happy Hands because I believe in the work that is done there with these children and their families. I know there is a need, and I hope that my monthly giving is helping in whatever way God sees fit.

  • Shirley Hunter

    I give to Happy Hands through Opportunity Scholarship Fund each year because of the dedicated workers and the wonderful work they do for the children.