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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested

A Hand Up Program - Furniture for the Homeless

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Journey Home

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested

At Journey Home we have a furniture program called, A Hand Up. Through the A Hand Up (AHU) program, we have volunteers that go out to collect and distribute furniture and household goods to individuals, families, veterans, and youth moving out of homelessness.

Many of those that are moving out of homelessness move into their homes with only what they have been able to carry from shelter to shelter. Some clothes, toiletries, thats about it!

This program helps them start fresh and helps them feel at home with tables to eat at, beds to sleep on, and a couch to relax on after a long day.

We currently serve approximately 300-350 households each year. But with your help we can increase those numbers and help clients get what they need more quickly.

Volunteer opportunities are currently available 7 days a week between 10a-12p each day, as long as we have a team ready to go out. We are hoping that with more volunteers joining us, that we will be able to add in afternoon, and additional weekend shifts to make an even bigger difference in the Greater Hartford Area!

Will you join us?

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    7 Days a week - we send groups out to help collect and distribute furniture and household goods to people moving out of homelessness

More opportunities with Journey Home

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Journey Home


241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, US

Mission Statement

Journey Home works collaboratively for sustainable solutions to homelessness in the Greater Hartford Area.

Journey Home is committed to fostering a caring community that ensures a home for all. We give life to this mission through:

  • Encouraging collaboration
  • Facilitating innovation
  • Advocating for justice


Journey Home is a nonprofit organization leading the implementation of the Opening Doors: Greater Hartford plan to end homelessness. Journey Home works with all stakeholders to lead the local effort to analyze current systems, identify gaps, and create efficiencies to end homelessness in the Capitol Region. Journey Home is not a shelter or a social service agency, but rather a facilitator, convener, and catalyst for regional change.

Our Goals:

  • Implement the Opening Doors: Greater Hartford plan to end homelessness
  • Support the shelter, housing, and supportive service systems
  • Create or replicate best practices through collaborative initiatives
  • Measure progress towards ending homelessness
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


635 New Park AvenueWest Hartford, CT 06110



  • Truck Driving
  • Warehousing
  • Interior Design
  • Upholstery
  • Carpentry
  • Woodworking


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • 2 hours minimum
  • Ability to move furniture and work well with others. Ability to drive or have someone to drive you from location to location on pick up and delivery days.

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