An Outreach of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMS).

Our

Mission

At Hands of Grace our mission is to help individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis meet their basic needs so that they can achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.  We offer help with food, clothing, and household goods.

 

We provide not only material items, but also a warm, supportive atmosphere based on the Love of Christ.

Our Hours

APPOINTMENTS

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

DONATIONS

Thursdays 
9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Agency Referral Form

If you are a referring agency please fill out the form and fax it to us at 860-738-9821. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

How to Qualify for Assistance

When times are toughest, individuals who don’t qualify for many government programs are often hit the hardest. The families we seek to serve face a short-term crisis in their lives due to reduced working hours, illness, divorce, death of a spouse/mate, domestic abuse, or significant unexpected increase in expenses. 


To receive monthly assistance from Hands of Grace clients should be demonstrating a commitment to maintain their independence by working full or part time or actively seeking work after an emergency or transitional situation (such as loss of job). If a client is on SSI or other government programs and are in an emergency or transitional situation they may qualify for a one time emergency visit.

 

  • Everyone seeking services are taken in by appointment only after a referral from another area social service organization or church.
     

  • Food assistance will be provided to all who are in need to alleviate hunger.
     

  • Clients may be eligible for one visit or for a certain number of monthly visits. At each visit you will be helped by one of our volunteers as you go through our agency. 
     

  • All information taken at Hands of Grace is confidential and all of our volunteers that you will come into contact with have had confidentiality training.
     

By helping families meet their most basic needs our prayer is to open their hearts to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
 

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

 

Donations

OUR ONGOING NEEDS FOR OUTREACH

Clothing

Non-Perishable Food

​​​Pet Food

Paper Goods

Home Goods

Pots, pans, plates, small appliances, and silverware. Towels, washcloths, linens, blankets, and curtains.

 

​Monetary Donations

All monetary donations are tax-deductible.

We do not accept - car seats, cribs,

personal pillows, mattresses,

books, furniture or decorative items.

If you would like to do a drive to support the ministry at Hands of Grace, we would be glad share with you our current needs. Thank you

All donations can be dropped off at
8 Wickett Street on Thursdays from 9:00a.m.-12:00 noon

Please - DO NOT leave items in the hall.

Clothing donations can be dropped off 24 hours a day,

7 days a week, in the Clothing Donation Shed at

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Prospect St. New Hartford CT

We do not have the ability to pick up donations.

HandsofGraceCT@gmail.com

Office: (860) 738-0299

Fax: (860) 738-9821

P.O. Box 145

8 Wickett Street

Pine Meadow, CT 06061

THANK YOU

  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund

  • Thrivent Financial Foundation

  • Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

  • Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation

  • Angel Tear Ministries Fund

  • The Petit Family Foundation

  • New Hartford Ambulance Explorers

  • New Hartford Lions Club

  • Canton Lions Club

  • New Hartford Elementary School

  • Bakerville Elementary School

  • Ann Antolini School

  • N.W. Regional #7

  • Saint John's Episcopal Church-New Hartford

  • Northwest CT Community Foundation: The Draper Foundation Fund

  • Immaculate Conception Church-New Hartford

  • North Congregational Church-New Hartford

  • New Hartford Garden Club

  • New Hartford Women's Club

  • St Michael's Church-Litchfield

  • New England District- LWML

  • The New England District LC--MS

  • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - St. Louis

  • Second Congregational Church of Winsted

  • First Church of Winsted

  • Valley Thrift Shop

  • Plus so many personal donations of time, talent and treasures.

                              “A Cause for Paws”

 

Hi, our names are Amanda and Becca.  We are 3rd year Cadettes in Girl Scouts and are working on our Silver Award.  The Silver Award is an award given to Girl Scouts for making a difference in the community.  We thought about what our communities needs were and what is important to us--animals.  We decided that Hands of Grace could use a pet corner.  Many families find they have to surrender their pets because they are unable to feed them.  These families love their pets and we do too.  After meeting with Pastor Mongeau we decided the need was great.

                                                                                   

                                                                                                            -Amanda & Becca

 

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