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.
January 18th, 2021 - 12:00-2:00pm
Sponsored by Greater Hartford Jack and Jill! Feed the Need Food Drive for MLK Jr. Day of Service Where: Hands on Hartford, 55 Bartholomew Ave, Hartford, CT 06106 Date: Monday, January 18, 2021, 12 noon – 2:00 PM ET Greater Hartford Jack and Jill is partnering with Hands on Hartford again to organize a food parade drop-off […]
News and Views
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 […]
June 10th, 2020
In honor of Partnership for Strong Community’s Heroes of Housing and Homelessness Week, we share this story of the difference a helping hand and a little persistence can make in the lives of our neighbors. “Lena” came for breakfast at our Community Meals Program and reached out in a panic for help with her housing […]