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
- Counseling Program
- Medical Equipment Loan
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteer Schedule
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.
EASY WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Did you know that you can contribute to Helpline from this website with your credit card?
- Depression/anxiety issues
- Looking for assistance with paperwork for disability
- I received a 24 hour power shut off notice. I cannot afford this bill
- Spouse is unemployed. Looking for help with summer camp vouchers for children
In April, short term counseling was provided for several community households. This type of service is most helpful especially during times of financial or marital crisis. As summer approaches, outreach for summer activities for children has begun. Workers continue to help provide financial support when applicable and available.
Housing Solutions continues building a presence at Helpline for assisting clients in finding available housing and other housing support. KCR energy assistance appointments are available on Wednesdays.
1. The numbers of food bank users remains stable from last month, but still showing a significant downward trend since July/August. The average number of services in August was 66 per day; in April it was 47 per day.
2. The community responded very generously to food drives at both local grocery stores. Thank you to Interfaith Council for organizing and staffing this effort which filled in food bank supplies of many staples which are no longer available from commercial suppliers.
3. The 60-plus volunteers who so generously donate their time and energy to Helpline by staffing the essential daily operations of the food bank were celebrated at a well-attended Volunteer Appreciation Party on April 22.