Nearly 75% of all Americans want to die at home, yet only 25%

of them do. How we want to die – represents the most important conversation
America isn’t having.

The dinner table is the most forgiving place for difficult conversation. The ritual of breaking bread creates warmth and connection, and puts us in touch with our humanity. It offers an environment that is more suitable than the usual places we discuss end of life. End-of-life planning usually includes making choices about your goals for care, where you would like to spend your final days, and what you value in your life and death.

FREE Dinner and Conversation

Thursday, September 18th, Johnny Carino's
5601 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX


Thursday, October 23rd, Johnny Carino's
12901 North I-35

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Space is LIMITED.

RSVP to Amy Temperley at

H.A.N.D. and Cook Walden Dignity have joined together to help start the conversation in a relaxed and interactive environment to transform this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment.

meet annette

“Without H.A.N.D. I wouldn’t have made it.

You get turned down from so many places when you don’t have
insurance, but H.A.N.D. didn’t care about that.

They helped me anyway and they still take care of me today.”

Click here to read Annette's full story.


come volunteer

1.  Yard Work Helpers needed in South, East, and North Austin

2.  Bilingual Volunteers

3.  Birthday Card Deliveries

We are also seeking companies to hold donation drives for items on our Amazon Wishlist. 

Come help impact and shape the lives of our clients.
Application available online!




May 5th, 2014
So many volunteers - so many projects! Read more.


March 7th, 2014
Radiant Helping Hands supports charitable arm of H.A.N.D. Read more.


February 14th, 2014
A KUT Austin story featuring H.A.N.D. Read more.