Community Health

Our team of community health case managers and patient navigators work to ensure that those in our region who most need it are connected to services to get healthy and stay healthy. These programs include programs to stop the spread of HIV and hepatitis; collaboration with Navos to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment; media campaigns to prevent and reduce substance abuse among young adults; and partnerships with the Seattle World School to provide health care to immigrant and refugee students.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs

Preventing HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis

Since 2002, Neighborhood House has received funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce and prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis. We provide free education workshops as well as counseling, testing, and referrals.  

Integrating Care 

Funded by SAMHSA, Project Handle takes a holistic approach to patient care. By collaborating with community mental health clinics and other behavioral health providers, we integrate substance abuse and mental health treatment; HIV and hepatitis counseling; testing and medical care; homelessness services; and prevention services all under one roof. Our program provides outreach to recruit clients, case management, linkage to the Coordinated Entry system, mental health, co-occurring disorders, and other wrap-around services.

For more information, please contact Warya Pothan, Project HANDLE Program Director at waryap@nhwa.org or (206) 461-4568 x 4113.

Health Programs for Youth

Curbing Underage Drinking and Drug Use Through Community Coalitions

Neighborhood House is part of the SE Seattle Prevention Education & Action for Community Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E) Coalition and other prevention coalitions to reduce and prevent youth substance abuse and violence. The P.E.A.C.E. Coalition works towards a mission of educating, empowering, and mobilizing Southeast Seattle to ensure kids are safe, happy, and healthy so they can achieve in life. Check out the P.E.A.C.E. Coalition’s 206rising and Most Steer Clear campaign.

Helping Students Navigate the Healthcare System

In partnership with International Community Health Services, Neighborhood House’s multilingual Patient Navigators work at the Seattle World Schools’ School Based Health Center. Our staff provides patient navigation services to immigrant and refugee students and their families in their native languages.