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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Introducing our newest location in Renton!

October 23, 2020

We are happy to announce that the new Sunset Neighborhood Center in Renton officially opened its doors on October 12! The center will host numerous social service agencies, including tenants from Neighborhood House, along with HealthPoint, Valley Cities, and St. Vincent de Paul. Neighborhood House first got involved in this project in 2016 when the …

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Babies in King County need our help now

July 16, 2020

On average, a child uses 6 – 12 diapers per day. This can add up to $60 – $80 per month, which places a significant burden on Neighborhood House’s low-income families. Even though diapers are essential items for families with small children, those costs are not covered by WIC or food stamps. To support our …

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Black Lives Matter

June 2, 2020

Dear Neighborhood House, Like many of you, I watched in horror and disgust how yet another unarmed Black person was killed by a police officer. George Floyd’s murder on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN comes on the heels of Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville, KY on May 13, 2020, shot by police officers with …

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Staying safe and healthy with guidance from Public Health

May 18, 2020

Our staff have been getting lots of questions about COVID-19. What are the symptoms? Where to get tested? How to properly wear a mask? If you need quick answers from a trusted source, please visit the Public Health Seattle & King County website for the latest guidance on the coronavirus. The website is continuously updated by our local public …

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Watch our videos on expanded unemployment benefits

April 25, 2020

Neighborhood House staff have created videos on the new expanded unemployment benefits in multiple languages: Amharic, Burmese, Cantonese, Farsi, Khmer, Mandarin, Marshallese, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Click the buttons below to watch.

Our COVID-19 response and how you can help

March 19, 2020

This is an unprecedented time for all of us and throughout this crisis, our priority remains the health and safety of our staff and wellbeing of our clients. Neighborhood House is still open and still serving our community. We continue to offer critical services over the phone, via email, and utilizing social distancing. Neighborhood House’s …

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Neighborhood House stands with Iranian community

January 7, 2020

Dear Neighborhood House, I was shocked and saddened to learn about the events that occurred at the US-Canadaborder over the weekend, in Blaine, Washington. Many Iranians and Iranian-Americans weredetained by US Customs and Border Protection for prolonged questioning as they werelooking to cross the border to return to their homes in the US. Civil rights …

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