Strong communities start with healthy individuals. Our grassroots efforts are based in the neighborhoods we serve and are designed in tandem with community members to address issues such as HIV-AIDS, hepatitis, substance abuse and mental health.
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 transmisson of HIV and hepatitis. We provide free education workshops as well as counseling, testing and referrals.
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. .
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Project Handle @ Navos takes a holistic approach to patient care. By collaborating with Navos, 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-occuring disorders and other wrap-around services
For more information contact Warya Pothan, (206) 461-4568 x4203