Free Medical Supplies

Community Helping Hands provides medical equipment FREE of charge to those in need.  Call us today if you are in need of crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds, shower chairs, or hand bars.  Please consider donating your “used but usable” medical equipment for us to pass along to someone in need.  For more information, or to request…

Volunteer and Work Experience

The daily operation of our organization requires the combined efforts of volunteers, WEP workers completing hours for their public assistance benefits, and minimal paid staff. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve, please consider volunteering. Volunteers can serve in many different areas of Community Helping Hands. Opportunities include: Interviewing and ministering to those…

How to Get Help

At Community Helping Hands, we provide help for emergency clothing, household items, and furniture needs by giving those in need vouchers to use in our stores. Vouchers are NOT available for appliances.  We only have one location, so if you are outside Chautauqua County you will need to check with another charity in your area…

“Depot” Thrift Store & Furniture Showrooms

Our Furniture Showroom and Depot Thrift Store are open to the public. A person who cannot afford such essential items may get a referral from an organization or church, make an appointment, and we will issue them a voucher to use in the store, depending on the availability of items. Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm…

Family & Youth Center

The third part of our ministry is to provide a fun, safe place for the youth and families of our community to gather. Our Family Center boasts an indoor skate/bmx park, laser tag, gameroom and Cafe.  The 2nd Floor Family Center is a fantastic venue for concerts, both youth and family oriented.  The Center is…

Sewing Room

Part of our three-fold ministry is to provide job skills and work experience to those required to work for their public assistance benefits.  The Sewing Room is just one location in our building where this ministry and training take place, specifically with expectant mothers.  There are few work opportunities available for pregnant women, and we…