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.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
DONATIONS - We are able to accept food and monetary donation as well as LIMITED household donations. Please CALL BEFORE bringing donations.
Hands of Grace is CLOSED Monday and Thursday through Sunday.
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."
OUR ONGOING NEEDS FOR OUTREACH
“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
Office: (860) 738-0299
Fax: (860) 738-9821
P.O. Box 145
8 Wickett Street
Pine Meadow, CT 06061
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
Our Lady of Hope Parish -New Hartford and Harwinton
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.
In Season Clothing Only
Pots, pans, plates, small appliances, and silverware.
Towels, washcloths, linens, and blankets.
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.
All donations can be dropped off by appointment
Monday through Wednesday
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.