115 years of Neighborhood House
As we grapple with recovering equitably from a once-in-a-generation public health crisis, and our region is also working to welcome those fleeing violence abroad, Neighborhood House continues to provide services to alleviate poverty — whether our neighbors have fallen on hard times or have been forced to start over.
Throughout our agency’s history, our services have risen up to the challenges of their generation. Our Head Start programs were the first of their kind, and today, our child development staff continue to work with toddlers and preschoolers to close the education gap and ensure children are ready when they enter school. And we are there for children throughout their school years too, providing afterschool tutoring, mentorship, and enrichment opportunities. We let our youth explore their creativity and strengths, and learn from them as much as they learn from us.
For those seeking jobs, we go further and help build careers. Neighborhood House offers programs that connect our communities to coaching and internships that open pathways to sustainable futures. In addition to employment, our dedicated case managers work with individuals on their English skills and help those who wish to become US citizens realize their dreams.
As the COVID pandemic forced thousands of people to miss rent payments, our housing stability team administered hundreds of thousands of dollars in rental and utility assistance. We even worked with landlords to conduct virtual walk-throughs for our clients who were moving into their first homes after periods of being unsheltered.
We know this has been an even more isolating period for those in our communities who are elderly or homebound. Through our care coordinators’ regular phone check-ins and arranged support group sessions, we were able to make it through the day to day together.
With the partnership of local health providers and other organizations, we were even able to find community in person this summer through health fairs in the neighborhoods we serve. Our staff connected thousands to care and resources, including the COVID-19 vaccine, building on the work we began in early 2021.
Will you support us so we can be here for years to come?
Together, we can work to ensure our neighbors have access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity. Learn more about the issues that affect our work and what we are advocating for in our sector.
We are grateful for everyone who can support our mission in any way they can.
in rental and utility assistance distributed in our communities
people connected to COVID vaccines through our outreach and clinics
families and children received virtual early learning and supplies to continue their education
young adults engaged with our public health campaigns across media platforms