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
- 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.
See Us In Action!
Helpline provides volunteer opportunities for all age groups.
Middle School students create cozy fleece quilts for Helpline's families
EASY WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Did you know that you can contribute to Helpline from this website with your credit card?
- Counseling, home health care options and advise aging & health issues
- Help with rent and phone bill
- My son is in need of a sports scholarship
- So I can get food
- Need to find out about medical insurance
- Help to learn what resources are available to people with low-income and disabilities
- I am pregnant with a high risk pregnancy, moved here recently from Seattle, don't know many people - and have been looking for support and resources, including counseling. I also have an auto-immune disease and have been anxious and sad!
The kick-off of 2015 brought social workers requests for parks and rec vouchers. In January, social workers saw approximately 20 households for child vouchers and 12 households for senior/disabled, low-income vouchers.
- In January 2015, the food bank serviced almost exactly the same number of individuals as served January 2014.
- Food donations remain plentiful thanks in part to BI Interfaith food drive, food collection by teen Kiwanis club at Woodward Middle School and Keep It on The Rock toiletry drive.
- Outreach was done by food bank intake volunteers to ensure that all clients know about government commodities food available as "bonus" food on each visit.