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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What brought neighbors to Helpline House in August 2016?
In their own words...a partial list

  • Going thru a divorce, just moved to island, need assistance; child support not paid to me this month.
  • Homeless and don't know what to do.
  • Housemate quit working and suffered severe depression and weight loss after moving child (disabled adult) into assisted living and was placed in MD care. I've waited as long as is reasonable.
  • Broken leg, cannot get to doctor's appointments, physical therapy or do errands. Cannot afford anything due to lack of work due to injury, injury was caused by not at fault accident.
  • Loss of income, need help getting disability
  • Career advice
  • Depression, anxiety, loss of direction, unable to make decisions

Social Workers noted for August:

Project Backpack took place on August 24th and 25th. Thanks to Windermere Foundation Bainbridge, we were able to distribute Target gift cards to participants to purchase school clothes for the upcoming year.

Early morning social work appointments are available - as early as 7am. Call the Helpline desk and ask Megan if you are interested.

The Food Bank Manager noted for August:

1. Over 300 kid's summer food bags were distributed between June 20 and September 2.

2. Project Backpack served 143 students: Pre K through Grade 2: 33 students; Grade 3 and 4: 21 students; Grade 5-8: 52 students; Grades 9-12: 35 students; College: 3 students.

3. Fifteen Summer of Service Students from 9th -12th grade spent 186.75 hours volunteering in our Food Bank. The most active student volunteer served 31.25 hours.

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