Our Mission:

Hands On Hartford, in partnership with others, strengthens community in Hartford by responding faithfully to people in need through programs that change lives and renew human possibility.

What We Do:

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.

Our 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.