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
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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Did you know that you can contribute to Helpline from this website with your credit card?
- Food Bank, Meds, Swim lessons
- Help organizing, food stability
- SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Help with Medicare Supplements
- I am homeless and unemployed looking for any help available, would love counseling!
- Job help
- Info on Medicaid and living situation
- To apply for SNAP
- Pacific Sound Energy income help
- Request food bank help
- Homeless (impending), financial disaster, familial disaster. Need help with housing and planning positive future.
- Looking for SSDI Benefits
- Unable to pay daycare/rent
- Just need to talk about life
- Need help with medical & electric & food
- Filling in Disability
- In 2 weeks I will become homeless. Need help with food, housing and healthcare.
In the month of December, social work saw approximately five new people requesting counseling services. This may be because the year is winding down and pepople start to realize their situation may need additional support. The end of the year can bring the reality that they may not spontaneously find relief. We continued to serve people with Medicare, throughout early December, for finalizing their open enrollment choices for additional medical coverage and prescription plans.
- T & C (Town & Country Market) donated $16,000 in store credit to Helpline, based on their store's holiday sales.
- 3,068 "Hunger bags" were purchased by Safeway customers for the food bank
- Over 150 food drives and individual donations during November and December provided abundant food for clients' holidays
- Number of Island households visiting the food bank continues to hover just under 200 per week each week.