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.

Gather55

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

Christmas Day Holiday Meal

December 25th, 2022 - Doors open at 10:00am, Meal served from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join us for a free Christmas Day Holiday Meal here at Hands On Hartford’s Center for Community.  The meal will be served at 11:30 am on Sunday, December 25, but you are welcome to come in for a cup of coffee and snacks at 10:00am.  Bring your family and celebrate the season with your Hartford […]

News and Views

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 […]

Open letter and reflection by Jackie Kasinskas, Community Engagement Coordinator

July 9th, 2022

I’d like to start off by saying thank you to the Hands On Hartford staff and volunteers. Your presence at Hands On Hartford is both a celebration of all of us and testament to the community that we have built together. I was welcomed into the Hands On Hartford team during the height of the pandemic. We […]