Vision, Mission, Values & Culture



The vision of Hands of the Carpenter is to remove obstacles that prevent responsible single mothers and widows within Metro Denver from reaching and maintaining self-sufficiency.


Hands provides automobile repair and maintenance for low-income single mothers and widows in need so that they reach and maintain self-sufficiency.


Hands embraces and encourages the following values in all our operations

  • Engagement and participation of individuals and various business partners in the community we serve
  • Operating with the highest integrity and transparency in all relationships with clients and constituents
  • Outcomes-based evaluation of our programs to determine effectiveness and impact.  We are open to change based upon these evaluations and current needs assessments. (Continuous refocus and improvement).
  • Selecting nonprofit partners and business partners who demonstrate common values with Hands in serving and treating our clients and other constituents
  • We take the time needed to listen and understand the life circumstances and needs of our clients.  We want to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency.