North Helpline Programs
Clients come to us with diverse and complex problems and we are able to help them resolve a variety of basic human needs. We provide food, hygiene items, cold weather gear, baby supplies, and assist with housing concerns such as eviction, utility shut-offs, and move-in expenses. Through our partnerships with RotaCare and Neighbor Care we are able to supply free and reduced rate medical help.
Our Food Bank provides food and other basic essentials (including baby supplies such as formula and diapers) to over 850 households each week.
Our Emergency Services Program provides rental and eviction support, utility shut-off prevention, and items such as hygiene supplies that can't be purchased with SNAP vouchers.
Health Care Clinic
Our Health Care Clinic in connection with RotaCare Medical Services and Neighborcare Health provides services ranging from acute care and health services screening to a long term healthcare home for managing chronic conditions.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
It is our strong belief that through partnering with other nonprofit organizations such as Rotary International, Millionaire Club Charity, and Hunger Intervention Program we have been able to achieve higher levels of success in meeting the needs of our clients. Since moving to our present location we have been able to add many new programs such as a home delivery service, increased distribution hours, job referrals and nutrition education.
The concept of Social Venture Enterprise is of key interest to our board and Executive Director. We believe that the successful nonprofit organization of the future will be one that is financially sustainable. This sustainability will result from a combination of low operational costs, strong philanthropic donors, and innovative revenue generating projects. For example, we would like to build a kitchen which would allow us to provide hot meals for our clients as well as job training and work experience.
North Helpline is an oasis of health and hope for our neighbors who have few options. We are excited about our future opportunities and invite you to join us in our mission to provide the community with basic human emergency services to promote dignity, self respect and hope.