Stop by our 2023 community health fairs!

May 12, 2023

We are excited to be collaborating with Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, Villa Communitaria, and other partners to plan six neighborhood health, back-to-school, and community resource fairs this summer. If you would like to sign up to have a resource table, or lead an activity at any of our events, please fill out …

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Your support makes it possible for our vision to become a reality

May 1, 2023

On April 27, over 350 supporters gathered for Neighborhood House’s What Matters Most luncheon. Below is the remarks from our Executive Director, Janice Deguchi For over 117 years, Neighborhood House has been creating opportunities for people in King County experiencing language, cultural, and systemic barriers to live longer happier and healthier lives. We are proud …

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Join us this winter to help families and communities thrive

December 9, 2022

My name is Syretta, and I am the manager of Neighborhood House’s High Point preschool in West Seattle. In addition to providing young children with high quality early childhood education, my job is to make sure entire families get what they need to live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Sometimes, this looks like partnering with …

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Summer 2022 community health and engagement

June 10, 2022

Save the date for our health fairs! Neighborhood House will be in community with our neighbors this summer, providing resources and care in many locations throughout South King County. In partnership with Public Health Seattle & King County, we will be offering COVID and other vaccines for ages 6 months and older at all of these events, …

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Introducing our new Director of Child Development: Million Shiferaw

June 3, 2022

For over 20 years, Million has been serving Neighborhood House families and children in diverse positions of increasing responsibility. Million has served as Health Associate, Family Support Worker, Family Services Manager, and most recently, Family Services Director. Million’s experiences in early learning are as diverse as they are vast. He’s worked in the classroom, cooked …

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Neighborhood House is the 2022 Westside Not for Profit of the Year!

April 26, 2022

Thank you West Seattle Chamber of Commerce for honoring Neighborhood House as its 2022 Westside Not for Profit of the Year! Neighborhood House has been serving the West Seattle community for decades, providing services that prioritize the experiences of low-income people, immigrants, refugees, and communities of color. Our locations in High Point, Greenbridge, and Seola …

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COVID Recovery Information Session

January 6, 2022

Neighborhood House would like to invite you to a COVID recovery information session. Open to all community members who want to learn more about our free programs and services! Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:00 – 2:30 PM Please contact Rochelle Hazard, Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access at for questions. For the past …

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Finding hope and inspiration in 2021

December 29, 2021

To mark moments from 2021, we are sharing three letters from the Neighborhood House community over the next couple of weeks. We are grateful for your continued support of our work! Please find our Board President Cynthia Wang’s message below.  For many of us, the end-of-year holidays are a time for rest, reflection, and celebration. As I …

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Achieving well-being in partnership with families

December 23, 2021

We are sharing three letters from the Neighborhood House community over the next couple of weeks to mark moments from 2021. Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support! Please find our staff member Naeem Anis’s message below. My name is Naeem and I am an Employment Case Manager at our Birch Creek …

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Lessons from making Takis from scratch

December 17, 2021

We are sharing three letters from the Neighborhood House community over the next couple of weeks to mark moments from 2021. Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support! Please find our volunteer Becky Bruhn’s message below. As a guest at Neighborhood House events, I’d hear about their summer and afterschool programs. Sitting …

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West Seattle COVID clinic at High Point

October 26, 2021

Neighborhood House is proud to partner with the City of Seattle and Pliable Health to provide clinic space at our High Point building to help connect community members to the COVID-19 vaccine. This is Seattle’s second vaccination hub after the downtown location as the region gears up to provide boosters as well vaccines to children …

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Statewide diaper bank and advocacy

August 18, 2021

Last summer, we put out a call to help low-income families with young children in King County get access to diapers. The response was immediate and because of the maintained momentum around this issue, Neighborhood House has since been able to distribute: 110,000+ diapers and $21,000 of baby supplies! Additionally, due to our collective communities’ continued advocacy and concern, …

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Why the Best Starts for Kids levy matters

July 17, 2021

The Neighborhood House Board of Directors endorses Proposition No. 1 “Regular Property Tax Levy for Children, Youth, Families and Communities” on the Primary ballot in King County — also known as Best Starts for Kids. This initiative funds services to promote the health and well-being of children and young adults in the county, through programs at our …

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Our summer health fairs are back!

July 9, 2021

Every year, Neighborhood House partners with the Somali Health Board, Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, and many other local non-profit organizations to host a series of summer health fairs in the neighborhoods we serve. Check out our schedule for 2021! These are our first in-person fairs since the pandemic began and we are …

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Juneteenth history and events

June 18, 2021

This Saturday is Juneteenth – the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in the small town of Galveston, Texas to announce that the state’s enslaved Black people were free. The Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery two and half years earlier but it was not …

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Responding to anti-Asian violence

March 19, 2021

Neighborhood House grieves the loss of the seven women (six of whom were Asian) and one man in Georgia last week. We condemn the violence and we stand with our Asian friends, clients, board members, and staff in solidarity and support. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, Muslims, and other diverse individuals exist in a world where …

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Happy Birthday, Shirley Wilcox!

March 8, 2021

That’s Shirley Wilcox pictured in the visual timeline of Neighborhood House’s history at our office on Weller Street. Shirley Wilcox became the first Black president of Neighborhood House’s Board of Directors in 1954. On this International Women’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to recognize her contributions to Neighborhood House and the Seattle area community. …

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Neighborhood House condemns threats to democracy

January 15, 2021

Dear Neighborhood House, Last week’s assault on our democracy was the inevitable culmination of years of division and racism. The insurrection follows over four years of anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Asian, and anti-immigrant messaging. The current administration and its allies passed racist policies including family separation, public charge rule, the Muslim ban, severely restricting our borders to …

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New Americans vote for the first time

December 17, 2020

We don’t know yet how history will view 2020, but we know we will be proud of the things we have accomplished at Neighborhood House. One of Neighborhood House’s newest employment case managers, Katie, shared a recent experience: “October was my first month working for Neighborhood House, so I spent a lot of time getting …

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