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.

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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See Us In Action!

Helpline House Slide Show

Kids Helping Kids

Helpline provides volunteer opportunities for all age groups.

Middle School students create cozy fleece quilts for Helpline's families


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What brought neighbors to Helpline House in March 2015?
In their own words...a partial list

  • I recently had to leave my job and apartment due to domestic violence
  • Info. Needed on Bus Pass (ORCA). Help w/ Sr. Center activities
  • I'd like help finding a therapist to help me deal with past trauma.
  • Rental/deposit assistance
  • Ask about Medicare/medical insurance
  • Lost job need rent help/work
  • I'm homeless and also jobless - looking for both. The councelor at Worksource referred me to Helpline House. She is helping me to look for work.
  • Referral for counseling for grandchildren
  • Talk about help with Medicare
  • Seeking info for training programs for displaced housewives
  • Therapy services
  • Help with my energy bill

Social Workers noted for March:

Of the 26 new people accessing social work services in March, there was a 50/50 split between people seeking referrals and information and those asking for financial assistance. Referral and Information topics included insurance, housing, and counseling. Financial requests were mostly regarding rent, and some child activities.

The Food Bank Manager noted for March:

  • In order to comply with NW Harvest regulations, each volunteer and staff person updated the required civil rights training document.
  • The food bank is seeing an average of four new clients per week as of the end of March.
  • Food Bank volunteers are engaging more with donors regarding information on food packaging, expiration dates, and informing them of current food bank needs.

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