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 October 2014?
In their own words...a partial list

  • I need help finding work & checking SNAP status.
  • Self-employed - husband ruptured Achilles and had surgery, can't work at all 1 - 2 months. (I have applied for social security disability and have a hearing - been denied before) I cannot work.
  • Financial assistance - housing assistance
  • Housing and SNAP
  • Need help with mortgage payment, household supplies: TP, tissue, etc.
  • Talk to a social worker about options for my daughter to choose where she lives.
  • Help in caring for wife w/dementia
  • Assistance with heating
  • I'd like to inquire about healthcare and housing for my elderly mother
  • Our family has had several medical issues this year, the last one resulting in my husband losing his job & now we are having trouble making ends meet and paying bills/buying groceries. We have 3 credit cards maxed and no more credit.
  • Seeking help with depression

Social Workers noted for October:

In October, the number of new people seeking support for facing acute change in finances due to illness, injury, and job loss, were higher than most months. We are reminded of how common it is for people to lack back-up financial resources (beyond credit cards). During the first month of the SNAP App campaign, social workers helped about 20 people apply for benefits.

The Food Bank Manager noted for October:

  • Compared to October 2013, the number of client services increased by 15%
  • Interfaith council arranged a one-day one-store food drive which stocked the shelves with a variety of donated items we don't purchase
  • Generous donations of meat from T&C, in addition to the usual fresh produce, reduced costs to provide protein
  • New less expensive options for obtaining protein products were developed and implemented

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