The Medical Assistant students of Central Lakes College recently presented a check for $183 and holiday gifts to Hands of Hope. Located in Little Falls and Long Prairie, Hands of Hope is a non-profit agency that offers services to people who are or have been in abusive situations, find themselves homeless, or who need advocates for navigating the court system. Students hosted a chili supper fund-raiser and secured a $200 service learning mini-grant from the college to bolster the project. They had met with CLC alumna Jamie St. George (left) from Hands of Hope to learn of the services provided by the agency. St. George was accompanied by a county attorney and local police officer to explain their roles working with the victims and perpetrators.