Neighborhood House builds community and increases access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity.
A healthy, diverse, and welcoming community, free of poverty and racism, where all people thrive.
Community. We welcome all, embrace diversity, and foster belonging. We are embedded in community. We partner with individuals, families, schools, housing authorities, health care providers, and communities to fulfill our mission.
Equity. We believe equity is determined by the community and those that live in it. We share power, work to repair past inequity, and listen and learn from each other and our communities. We work together, with humility and courage, to disrupt poverty, racism, and injustice.
Integrity. We are ethical, honest, and transparent; we build trust by holding ourselves accountable to each other, the people we serve, and community partners.
Relationships. We put relationships first. We respect and care about the people we serve, the people we work with, and everyone who makes our work possible.
Sustainability. We believe a vibrant community where all people thrive requires environmental stewardship and investment in future generations. We are committed to delivering sustainable programs, building organizational capacity, and valuing staff.
Founded in 1906, Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. Today, we continue to provide services to address the needs of entire families, with a focus on low-income community members, public housing residents, immigrants, and refugees. We serve over 15,000 people annually through our major program areas of early childhood education, youth development, employment and adult education, housing stability, aging and disability services, and community health.
Learn more about our agency's history in this timeline.
Read "From Settlement House to Neighborhood House: 1906-1976" by historian Jean Devine.
See our 2016 We Are Seattle visual presentation created by photographer Louise Kurabi.
Our 2021-2024 goals
Integrated service delivery
Our annual report
Connect clients to multiple resources that provide seamless access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity.
Healthy and thriving children, adults, and families
Increase access to culturally responsive health, behavioral health, and prevention services.
Racial equity and social justice
Become a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multi-cultural organization in a transformed society.
Equitable recovery from COVID
Provide tangible supports to help our communities survive and thrive with and post COVID.
Job satisfaction and professional growth
Create an environment where job satisfaction, quality of life, professional development, career advancement, and livable wages provide a supportive work culture.
Neighborhood House recognizes that we are on Indigenous lands, specifically the lands of Coast-Salish people. We offer acknowledgement to our Coast-Salish relatives and cultures including the Duwamish, the Suquamish, the Snoqualmie, the Muckleshoot, and many other Lushootseed-speaking communities and people. We recognize that we serve communities on lands governed by the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott, a treaty that has not been fully honored. Neighborhood House also recognizes that we serve Indigenous people who are in King County due to forced relocation from their traditional homelands, and that many of our resources come from sources that have created inequities for Indigenous people.