The Extended Hand Ministry (TEHM) was founded in 1984 by Rev. Dr. barbara a.
Davis while she was staff Chaplain of Memorial Hospital of Burlington County and the pastor of Mt. Moriah a.m.e. church of Mount Holly, New Jersey.
After communicating with the social services manager of Burlington County, Rev. Davis and a team of volunteers decided to assist the poor and needy of Burlington County with temporary shelter, food and clothing.