This quarter’s spotlight is on Harry’s Hands, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting families and communities directly impacted by mental illness and/or suicide. The organization was born out of personal tragedy, inspired by a family devastated by the loss of the founder Jen Babe’s husband to suicide. Today, with the active involvement of Jen and her granddaughter, the organization strives to make a positive impact on mental health and suicide prevention.

Harry’s Hands is actively engaged in several key programs and initiatives to support its mission. These include operating a food panty in Glenolden, Pa, providing essential items like pet supplies, clothing for children, teens and adults, and everyday necessities such as deodorant, toothpaste, blankets, etc. Currently, the organization is running a holiday gift card drive for older teens and a teen coat drive. Those in need can stop by and those wishing to volunteer can do so on Saturdays from 11am – 2pm at 2 South Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA 19036

In a recent conversation with VFC, Jen shared a success story showcasing Harry’s Hand’s ongoing efforts. They supported a young man struggling with suicidal thoughts through advocacy for correct medication and transportation to appointments, contributing to his stability and recovery over the past year.

Regular events like Wellness Wednesday also provides a space for Harry’s Hands to assist those dealing with mental health challenges. Wellness Wednesday is a virtual support group held via Zoom that includes peer support, emotional well-being and open discussion about anxiety, depression, OCD, BPD, suicide ideology, suicide attempt & survivors, PTSD, loss of a loved one, grief, self harm, behavior disorders, mood disorders and substance abuse.

Harry’s Hands is more than an organization; it’s a community making a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness and suicide. Join them in creating a supportive environment and advocating for impactful mental health policies. For further details or to offer assistance, contact Jen Babe at (610)724-4230 or