Helping Hands of GA Metro is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization committed to the pursuit of social impact. Our team of dedicated individuals work to address issues like food insecurity, in addition to providing access to chaplaincy services, and free educational resources. We are passionate about serving those in need, and driven to create spaces for individuals to grow and thrive.
Founded by the vision to create social change and advocate for mission driven initiatives, Helping Hands of GA Metro has consolidated the mission to “Serve Our Local Communities” with tangible public service. We could not do what we do with our volunteers and openly invite all interested to get involved!
HHGM Chief Executive Officer: Vivian Holland
Vivian has been involved with Missions and Community Impact services for over 20 years. During those years, she has served as a licensed missionary impacting the lives of others while living her life putting God first.
Vivian attended college at Clark Atlanta University and Ashford University, gaining a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. In her free time, Vivian enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
She is also married to her college sweetheart and has two amazing sons that she enjoys spending time with. Vivian loves to travel with her family and explore new things. She also enjoys being active in her church community as the President of their Jurisdictional Missions Department.
- Golden Key Honours Society
- Who’s Who Executive Society
- Ga. Metro Missions Department
HHGM Executive Director: Shenetta McNair
Shenetta is most importantly a wife and a mom. She is married with four sons and one daughter. She and her family are active members of their community and church.
She has worked and served in the field of education for over 25 years. During those years she has worked with the childcare licensing enforcement and compliance industry, owned and operated a local childcare facility and worked within the public and charter school education industries.
Shenetta attended Clark Atlanta University, Kaplan University and Capella University earning an Associate Degree in Applied Business Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Studies.
She has served as a team member for her local church and served as the jurisdiction secretary, teacher, and most recently Chairlady of the Youth Department. She has a passion for serving young people in our communities. It is her hope that we are able to have a positive impact on as many lives as we can in one way or another.
- Department of Education
- Ga. Metro Jurisdiction Youth Department
- Professional Association of Georgia Educators
HHGM Education Division Leader: Ashley Whitley
Ashley is a Georgia native and is passionate about education access. A graduate from Cornell University, with a B.A in English and Government. She’s passionate about the intersections between the law, policy and education. Ashley is also interested in the intersections between advocacy and multimedia.
During her college matriculation, she served as a college advisor for low income high school students through a non profit organization called Matriculate. She interned in the Adult Education Department of the International Rescue Committee, and currently leading the Education Division of Helping Hands of GA Metro.
When Ashley is not tutoring or volunteering you can find her checking out new music and films!
- Cornell University
- New York Film Academy
- Meining Family Cornell National Scholar
- Helping Hands of Ga. Metro
HHGM Outreach Division Leader: Christian Jackson
A native of the Atlanta area, Christian received his BBA in Managerial Sciences from Georgia State University. After volunteering with various nonprofit organizations, Christian developed a passion for meaningful community outreach. With his experience in relational outreach, Christian brings heartfelt service and drive to positively impact communities throughout the Atlanta area. Outside of Helping Hands, Christian enjoys the Atlanta food scene as well as exploring other interests of his such as photography and music.
HHGM Chaplaincy Division Leader: Kelvin Walker
Kelvin has provided pastoral care for over six years in the Church and the Chaplaincy. Over the years, he has served as the pastor/founder of Exalted Life Ministries, COGIC, Hospice Chaplain at Passionate Care, and Chaplain intern at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite. In addition to his role as Leader Chaplaincy Division at HHGM, Kelvin has been the director for Community Action Outreach, Inc. since 2017. He also serves as the Jurisdictional Youth President and Auxiliaries in Ministries Chairman for Georgia Metro Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Kelvin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from DeVry University and a Master of Divinity from CH Mason Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center. Kelvin has entered the dissertation phase for a Doctor of Ministry degree at Regent University.
He is married with three children and one amazing granddaughter. Kelvin enjoys spending time with family and traveling. He believes that the Sabbath rest is essential for spiritual and physical health, leading to true worship. Kelvin practices and understands the need to show presence and empathy with those people going through traumatic seasons of their lives. Kelvin is intentional about providing the ministry presence for the community and church in times of loss.
- GA Metro Youth Department
- GA Metro AIM Department
- Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
- Community In Action Outreach (CIAO)
- Helping Hands of GA Metro (HHGM)