Hands On Hartford

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

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.

Community Engagement

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.


Our restaurant has a "pay-what-you-can" philosophy. Great food. And an inclusive vibe.

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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Upcoming Events

Hands & Hearts Together: Celebrating Our Legacy

October 17th, 2024 - 5:30 pm

Mark your calendars today for Hands & Hearts Together, our annual celebration!  We will be celebrating our 55th anniversary AND honoring Barbara A. Shaw, our Executive Director, as she retires after over two decades here at Hands On Hartford.  Stay tuned for information about our online auction, event entertainment, and tickets (including early-bird pricing) this […]

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Birdies for Charity 2023

May 19th, 2023

Hands On Hartford is participating in this year’s Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity!   This great opportunity means that any donations received via this initiative before Sunday June 25, 2023 will receive a 15% match – making your gift go that much farther. You can make an online donation here: HANDS ON HARTFORD BIRDIES FOR CHARITY […]

Gather55 Changes Coming Soon

September 23rd, 2022

To all our present and future Gather55 customers:  What an exciting time this has been with the opening of Gather55 at HOH.  The restaurant has become oh-so-popular – in fact so popular that it’s been difficult to even get a seat at a table on most days.  And although our staff and volunteers have worked […]

Gather55 Grand Opening

July 20th, 2022

Announcing the Grand Opening of Gather55, Hands On Hartford’s pay-what-you-can restaurant! Open Monday-Thursday, Breakfast from 8:30-10:30am, Lunch from 11:30am-2:00pm Located at 55 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford, CT Questions – 860-728-3201, info@handsonhartford.org Menus change weekly and are posted on the Gather55 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gather55 Suggested price for breakfast options is $6.00, suggested price for lunch options is […]