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 May 2016?
In their own words...a partial list

  • I am in serious need of trustworthy & safe care for my daughter while I work.
  • BI Parks and Rec activities for child
  • Need find apartment
  • Coaching w/my re-entry into a job

Social Workers noted for May:

Social workers continue to see clients requesting a variety of services ranging from planning for summer activities for their children to intensive family counseling. Helpline works with the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District on providing vouchers for some classes and activities for both children and adults. This includes swim passes and youth sports. Social work staff also helps provide scholarship assessment for youth sports such as rowing, lacrosse, summer running camps, Pee Wee football and others.

The Food Bank Manager noted for May:

1. Thanks to generous donations from our community and the Rotary Club, Helpline House has been able to upgrade our kitchen, garden and pantry areas. We have purchased a new, energy-efficient refrigerator, a new kitchen sink (made possible by Rotary) and a makeover to our front porch and garden area.

2. Service numbers remain fairly stable and a number of new clients continue to sign up for the food bank each week.

3. In recognition of outstanding commitment to community service, totaling over 130 hours at Helpline House, BHS Senior Ryan Cox was awarded a Rotary college scholarship.

Helpline House