Compassionate Hands was organized in 1994 by the Yukon Ministerial Alliance, business leaders and concerned citizens. Compassionate Hands serves Yukon as a clearing house, networking service, and referral agency to provide services, support and to foster hope for self-sufficiency. Compassionate Hands reaches out to strengthen cooperation in local mission work. We assist with rental evictions; utility cutoffs; prescription needs; personal/baby care items; gas to work or doctor; and affordable accessible van for area elderly and residents with disabilities.
This is a one of a kind agency in Yukon. We assist people in the 73099 zip code area and/or Yukon Public School District. There is no public transportation here in Yukon. Our Care-A-Van service is essential for seniors and residents with disabilities. Transportation is offered for medical appointments, shopping, dialysis, physical therapy & other personal errands as needed. Our van runs Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm.
In response to Christ’s mission to help others, Compassionate Hands serves people in temporary crisis, by addressing immediate needs, fostering hope and guiding towards self sufficiency.
In 2018, our van transported 1,306 passengers on 2,356 trips and traveled 26,103 miles.
We assisted 271 families and 594 individuals with services such as rent, utilities, medicine, and gas cards.
The Care-A-Van was maintained as a result of the generosity of our van sponsors consisting of local businesses throughout the year.
A second van will be available in the Spring of 2019 and we are excited to be able to assist many more residents in the future.