In partnership with you, Hands On Hartford puts caring into action. Here's how:
MANNA Food and Neighborhood Services
MANNA provides basic needs to thousands of individuals in Hartford each month.
HOH Housing provides supportive services, including case management, counseling, and rental support for people living with complex health issues, including HIV/AIDS, and living in their own apartments.
Our Community Engagement program connects individuals and volunteer groups to meaningful service opportunities at Hands On Hartford and partnering organizations.
Faces of Homelessness
The Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau is a public education program that works to promote advocacy, understanding, and service.
The Café at Fifty-Five & Caterers Who Care
A café with a cause.
Full-service catering at our place or yours.
Your Kitchen. Your Space.
Our licensed commercial kitchen is available for shared use membership, and convenient and comfortable meeting spaces are available for your next meeting or event.
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News and Views
February 2nd, 2021
In the last three days, dozens and dozens of people in the Hartford community and in fact, from across the world, have made donations to support Hands On Hartford’s work in response to and in solidarity with our decision to reject a recent food donation. On Monday, January 25, two people identifying themselves as members […]
December 9th, 2020
Like so many restaurants in these COVID times, we have decided that it’s time for the Cafe at Fifty-Five and Caterers Who Care operations to go on hiatus, effective December 31. The impacts of COVID sure are showing their colors in terms of increased community needs and continued struggles for restaurants and catering businesses, ours […]
October 21st, 2020
On the one hand….. we’re all kind of tired of the masks, the hand sanitizer and Lysol and bleach (walking through the Hands On Hartford Center for Community, there’s a new scent practically every step – lavender hand sanitizer, industrial cleaning fluid, fresh scent antibacterial soap, rose… oh wait, those were someone’s flowers delivered for […]