Neighbor Helping Neighbor,
One Neighbor At A Time
Founded in the 1960s as a food bank in response to the "war on poverty", Helpline House is a community-funded non-profit agency providing a full range of services.
- Social Work/Advocacy
- Food Bank
- Clothing Works
- Counseling Program
- Medical Equipment Loan
- Volunteer Opportunities
Basic services are provided cost-free to those in need. Needs are defined broadly, and are not always financial.
Any community member in crisis or in need of social work consultation, volunteer opportunities or other related service is welcome at Helpline House.
Helpline House is centrally located in Winslow on Knechtel Way.
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NEW AND EASY WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Did you know that you can contribute to Helpline from this website with your credit card?
- Help assist with rent
- See if qualify for SNAP, change residency from Colorado to here and application for Assurance phone
- Help with power bill
- To find or get info on marriage problems
- We're just moving to the area from Wisconsin, have no family/friends.
- Eldercare questions
In October, Social Work saw the beginning of seasonal need for energy assistance. Social workers met with about 15 people regarding PSE bills or KCR Energy Assistance Paperwork and appointments. We expect an increase in numbers of people seeking this type of assistance through early spring.
Thankfully, beginning in December KCR will supply an energy assistance worker to meet with county residents for (PSE grant) appointments on the north end, once per week, at multiple sites. Helpline House will be hosting the worker, as well as Fishline in Poulsbo and Sharenet in Kingston. This will be a great service to our clients, as they won't have to either drive or take the bus to Bremerton. Helpline has provided gas vouchers and/or bus tokens to facilitate this transportation, and this service will lessen this need, unless an appointment can't be secured on Bainbridge.
Good News: we continue to serve clients weekly in the food bank.
Bad News: number of clients has increased so dramatically, new limitations on amount of eggs and milk have been implemented.
Great News: our generous community has already started donating large amounts of food - walk-ins, groups and Safeway customers participating in the $10-bag of food for the food bank program - that are filling the shelves during this pre-Thanksgiving period.