Neighborhood House Programs
In order to respond to the variety of issues our clients face, we offer over 30 programs
in these major areas: early learning, youth development, family and social services, housing stability, employment and adult education, financial empowerment, community health, and senior services.
Our staff strives to provide culturally and linguistically relevant services; 71% of Neighborhood House staff speaks a language other than English, collectively speaking 45 languages.
Highlights of what we do:
We prepare children and youth to succeed.
We enable adults to become self-sufficient.
- Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families our served by our early learning programs where 93.7% of the children we serve come from immigrant or refugee families.
- Our Youth Tutoring Program provides a positive learning environment for youth to reach their potential as students, individuals and community members.
We help build healthy communities.
- Our housing stability and employment programs provide a continuum of support for families and individuals with intensive case management -- such as our Rapid Re-Housing Program which empowers homeless individuals to move into housing.
- We believe strong communities start with healthy individuals. Our community health and senior services programs help connect people to the resources they need to lead active, healthy lives.
- Our Project HANDLE@Navos integrates substance abuse, HIV testing, prevention and mental health treatment into a holistic approach to patient care.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Exciting things are happening thanks to our donors and supporters! In 2014, our Financial Empowerment Centers opened their doors. Each Financial Empowerment Center provides free, professional, one-on-one financial education, counseling, and coaching to help people become financially stable. For many of our clients, the goal of financial stability is central to their independence. At our seven locations, we offer the opportunity to open a safe and affordable bank account, create a plan to decrease debt and increase savings, and learn about credit scores, among many other services. This aspect of our work has been an exciting step forward in creating lasting success and self-sufficiency.
STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is a quickly expanding and high demand field, yet there is limited participation by diverse students. Our new Studio program serving middle and high school youth at High Point in West Seattle aims to remedy this by making STEM exciting for youth. We want to spark their interest in STEM career and educational pathways and develop the knowledge and skills needed to get there. Your support would allow us to grow Studio’s reach and expand our work promoting STEM.