Helping Hands Chore Service, Inc. was established in 2006 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, doing business as "Helping Hands."  The Winsted Health Center, our founding organization, provides health and wellness services to community residents.  The campus is home to Hungerford Emergency and Medical Care, the Community Health and Wellness Center and the Susan B. Perry Senior Housing complex. 

Helping Hands is partially funded by a grant from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, made possible through the Older Americans Act and State funding.  We also depend on client donations, town assistance and financial support from the community.  Helping Hands actively pursues grant opportunities, fundraising initiatives and yearly appeals to bring in much-needed revenue.  In 2014, we received a grant from The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut covering program expansion efforts and client transportation to medical appointments.  We also received funding from The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut to purchase groceries for at-risk clients during the holidays.  In 2015, Helping Hands was awarded a grant from The Jewish Federation of Western, CT for transportation services to doctor appointments and outpatient facilities, and mileage reimbursement for travel.

Helping Hands is a subcontractor with the Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) and Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging-Respite, and an active member of the Connecticut Homemaker & Companion Association. 


If you would like to learn more on how you can support senior residents in Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Norfolk, Winsted/Winchester, please contact Irene Connole at Helping Hands at 860-379-4900. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-3:30pm.

If you would like to make a donation, please send your tax-deductable contributions to Helping Hands, P.O. Box 888, Winsted, CT 06098.  Your financial support will help us provide for the special needs of our aging population who struggle on fixed incomes, living alone with limited family contact, or reside in rural areas. Donors make it possible for us to offer them affordable services, regardless of income, so they can remain comfortable and secure at home.

This website was made possible by a grant from The Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut (click here).