A Hand Up Community Action Agency was developed to provide assistance to families that have suffered from trauma. Traumatic experiences shake the foundations of our beliefs. A Hand Up addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities. A Hand Up wants to help individuals and families reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses that follow abuse, domestic violence, traumatic events or traumatic loss so that they can live productive lives. A Hand Up wants to empower these people and help them rebuild their lives.