Serving Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Norfolk, Winsted-Winchester Since 2006

Helping Hands Chore Service, Inc. was established in 2006 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, doing business as “Helping Hands” and registered by the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.  HCA.0000201.  Our office is located in the Winsted Health Center, 115 Spencer Street, Winsted, CT, where day-to-day operations and financial transactions are handled.  This site is also home to several medical offices and the Susan B. Perry Senior Housing.


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 and Winsted Health Center Foundation.

Helping Hands actively pursues grant opportunities and fundraising initiatives to acquire much-needed revenue to benefit our senior clients.  In 2021, we were awarded funding from the following Grantors:

  • Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
  • Northwest CT Community Foundation COVID-19 Cycle III Grant
  • COVID-19 HRSA Relief Fund
  • Draper Foundation Fund, a fund of the Northwest CT Community Foundation
  • Northwest CT Community Foundation Year-End Critical Needs Grant

Grant projects for above have included program expansion and development, medical transportation for seniors, PPE replenishment for caregivers, service hours for high-risk clients, companionship for hospice clients and respite for family members.

Helping Hands is a subcontractor with Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) and National Family Care Support (NFCSP), Congregate Housing Services (CHSP) and Respite Programs.  Helping Hands is an active member of the Connecticut Homemaker & Companion Association.


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

Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation


Other Grantors

Western CT Area Agency on Aging
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal


If you would like to learn more on how you can support community seniors in Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Norfolk, Winsted/Winchester, please contact Irene Connole at Helping Hands at 860-379-4900 or email  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

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