Hands on Hartford

Hands On Hartford is a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s neediest residents in the areas of food, housing, and economic security.

Founded in 1969 as Center City Churches, the agency has had a longstanding commitment to providing respectful, comprehensive services with help from volunteers and community partnerships.

Current services, reaching about 8,500 people annually, are: MANNA soup kitchen, food pantry, advocacy center, and weekend meal programs for children and seniors; supportive housing and housing assistance including security deposit and utility assistance; Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau to raise public awareness about homelessness; and Community Engagement to promote volunteerism and service learning.

Immanuel’s Social Action and Mission Committee has allocated some of our mission dollars to support the overall work of HOH. In addition, together with other Asylum Hill churches, we are working on a plan to enlist the expertise of staff at HOH in helping our churches respond to individual requests for assistance. This could maximize the effectiveness of our Communion Fund dollars that are used primarily for this purpose.

For more information, visit www.handsonhartford.org or contact Sally Taylor.