OUR MISSION

Neighborhood House strengthens our community by bringing neighbors together to reduce hunger and homelessness and educate both young and old.

Safety Net Services

We connect clients with services that provide food, warmth, and a safe place to live.

FOOD     HOUSING

YOUTH SERVICES

Delivering educational success and encouraging family involvement for at-risk students.

EARLY EDUCATION

We support healthy development and provide children a head start.

SENIOR SERVICES

We offer the chance to live independent and fulfilling lives.

HOW WE HELP

EARLY EDUCATION

Promoting school readiness, social and intellectual growth, and a bright future by engaging families in their children’s education from the start. 

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SAFETY NET SERVICES

Helping low-income and homeless clients access needed resources and capitalize on opportunities that lead to self-sufficient lives.

FOOD     HOUSING

YOUTH SERVICES

Delivering educational success and encouraging family involvement for at-risk students.

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SENIOR SERVICES

Supporting seniors to meet the challenges of aging through promoting choice, independence and life-long learning.

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Connect with Neighborhood House today to get the essential services you need on your path to self-reliance.

Make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

Sustain our programs with a one-time or ongoing gift.

ONE FAMILY’S STORY

OLIVIA’S SUCCESS STORY

Olivia’s family received assistance from Neighborhood House 20 years ago, when she was a single mother. Her two daughters participated in Head Start, they used the Food Pantry, and once, they received help with housing when Olivia couldn’t work. Today, Olivia owns her own business employing 33 other women!

Last April, she did us the honor of donating $1,500 to repay the assistance she received and to ensure that it was there for other families needing help.

 

Olivia Story
Watch Olivia’s Story on Vimeo

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Languages our Parenting Program staff collectively speak, including Spanish, Arabic, Hindi and Somali

45

Families provided transitional housing at 19th Avenue Apartments

400

Average number of rides provided by our Senior Transportation and Volunteer Driver program monthly

5,478

Emergency food boxes delivered to at-need households in 2018

Join Us

2019 PROGRESSIVE DINNERS

Have you ever wanted to get an insider’s look at Neighborhood House? Join us and other supporters for our next Progressive Dinner, which includes an informative behind-the-scenes tour and a delicious meal! Over the course of the evening, you will visit and learn about three Neighborhood House program sites, including our Children’s Center at Stephens Creek Crossing.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our work and the people we serve. Plus, you’ll meet our Executive Director, Chris Chiacchierini, if you haven’t already done so.

This event is FREE and includes dinner, but space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Join us at our Fall Progressive Dinner on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 pm! RSVP today!

Is your fall too busy? Join us on February 18th at the same time for our next Progressive Dinner, or contact us to set up a private tour of Neighborhood House’s services!

 

FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS

The Neighborhood House Food Pantry is the largest food assistance program on Portland’s west side. Every year, we provide thousands of healthful meals to families struggling to meet their basic food needs.

Hours of operation:

Monday: 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:30–5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:30–5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00–8:00 pm

Every $1 donation equals 4 pounds of healthy food!

 

2019 Winter Wishes Wish List

We are asking the community partners to support us by focusing on food and other essential items, such as hygiene and cleaning supplies, this holiday season. Gift cards and other items to be utilized in our Neighborhood House programs, such as school supplies and art supplies are also being sought.

Donation drop-off: 7780 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 Dec. 12th from 10am-2pm or Dec. 13th from 10am-7pm
Contact: Ellen Field at efield@nhpdx.org or 503-246-1663 ext. 2118

Please leave your gift unwrapped.

Find our most-needed items below, or click here for a PDF version of the list.

Most-Needed Food Items:
Canned fruit and vegetables, canned tuna, meat, bulk dry beans & rice, flour,
cereal (hot/cold), cooking oil, powdered milk, condensed milk, 100% juice, soy milk
Clothing:
Socks for size kindergarten – 5th grade, Hats, Mittens, Gloves, and Jackets (for ages 0-5), Underwear
Most-Needed Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies:
Personal- Deodorant, shampoo, razors, feminine hygiene, Depends, body lotion,
toilet paper, toothpaste and tooth brushes (for all ages), diapers (size 4-6), incontinence supplies.
Other supplies – soap (bath, dish, laundry), bleach, vinegar, sponges, First aid kits, Band-Aids, thermometers, wet wipes, kitchen towels, rugs, plastic cups/plates/bowls/spoons
Gift Certificates (denominations of $10 are most helpful):
Food – Fred Meyer, WinCo, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Papa John’s, Domino’s, Papa Murphy’s, Baja Fresh
Clothing – Old Navy, Target, Ross
Other – Amazon
Event Tickets (minimum in pairs, please)
Theatre/Plays/Movie tickets Zoo/OMSI/Museum passes Blazer/Hockey Tickets
Miscellaneous

  • Postage stamps
  • Tri-Met Bus Tickets
  • Electric Tea Kettle/Instant Pot
  • Basketballs/Rubber 4- Square Balls/Hula Hoops
  • Toys
  • White paper, glue sticks, water color paint
  • Art supplies for preschoolers