About

Our Mission

Hand in Hand is a Christ centered ministry working to identify and meet the needs of our community by reaching out to those in need with a hand of hope.

Our Vision

Hand in Hand ministries seek the lost of Lake County and equip the found to a life of service to their Savior, Jesus Christ. We reach out with a hand of HOPE to the poor, disconnected, sick and lost. With this hand of HOPE, we are showing others they have the ability through Christ to move forward with a “Road Map” of empowerment. Equipping others with the resources in our community and mentoring them into a life pleasing to God. Using the resources in our community to provide guidance and training of the life skills that they may need. Rebuilding lives and identifying potential. Hand in Hand will always seek God’s guidance as we assist the “least of these.”

Our Leadership Team

Dave Douglas
Executive Director

David Douglas

Executive Director Hand in Hand Lake County Inc.

David has been a resident of Lake County for 35 years. He is a retired Letter Carrier after 35 years of service. David also served as a Firefighter/Emt for Lake County. He is a trained Stephen Minister and loves going on mission trips. This has taken him to places like Haiti, Guatemala and Kenya, Africa. These mission trips have made a big impact in changing his life to a life of service. David is a father to 5 and a grandfather to 2. David has served on the Board of Directors for Lake County volunteer firefighters as their director. He has also served as finance director for Faith Lutheran Church in Eustis. Other board positions have been Executive Director for Central Florida Cross Network and Assistant Director for theCross of Central Florida. David is the founder of Hand in Hand Lake County and has a big heart for serving the “least of these.” He is also author of the G.R.I.T. program which is applied at Hand in Hand’s addiction recovery facilities. David has been married to his wife Sherrie for 26 years and enjoys his church family, the beach and riding his motorcycle.

Travis Heth

Travis Heth is the program director at HisPowerhouse. Travis came from Justin’s Place in Naples, Florida. Travis brings with him several years in addiction recovery. He has a passion for showing others what God has done for him and assist them on their path to the freedom and recovery that are in Christ Jesus. Since moving to central Florida. Travis has been able to find a little slice of heaven. He has always enjoyed the water and now lives right off the Dora canal, spending many weekends jet skiing. Travis has set a goal of showing our men there can be happiness without the use of drugs and alcohol. Travis said: “ I didn’t understand why God chose this path for me until I became involved in recovery and ministry. I now know that all I went through in the first 38 years of my life was to be able to Glorify what God can do in anyone’s life when He is allowed. All Glory, Honor and Praise to God.”

Travis Heth
Program Director

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CHARLOTTE OSBORNE-Program Director & Addictions Counselor

Charlotte, an Ohio native, moved to Florida in 1995. She had spent several years running from a drug addiction and in 1996 was led to a place similar to Ruth House. She has been in recovery ever since. Charlotte has worked with the homeless and addicted for 16 years. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree and is certified as an addiction professional/counselor by the Florida Certification Board. Being a wife, mother, and grandmother, Charlotte is motivated to continually learn new ways to love, help, and support those around her. She is currently attending Nova Southeastern University to obtain her MS in Mental Health Counseling.

 

Charlotte Osborne

Program Director

 

Rebecca Randal

Rebecca Randal -Ruth House Director

Rebecca Randall moved to Lake County in1996. She and her husband Brad raised their seven children in Lake County and appreciate the small town atmosphere here. She is retired from the United States Air Force after serving for 21 years as a Structural Maintenance Technican. Rebecca is currently completing her studies in Theology and is an Ordained Minister. Rebecca struggled with addiction in her early years and through the grace and blood of Christ she has been in recovery for 21 years. In 2007 she founded the Ruth House Transitional Shelter for Women and children in Crisis. She is a minister of the Gospel of Christ and believes that Through Christ All things are indeed possible.

Locations & Contact

Phase 1 Powerhouse
and Main Office

125 W Lakeview Ave Eustis FL 32726
352-308-8899