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.

Helpline location on Google Maps

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

  • Financial Emergency following back surgery
  • About health insurance
  • Resources for my daughter
  • Temporarily homeless, having hard time making ends meet. Spouse is on disability/workmen's comp and unable to work. I am currently looking for work as RN and waiting for my nursing license to transfer to WA State.
  • Forced out of my home after a 30 year marriage. Have nothing. No Income. PTSD. Back disabled.

Social Workers noted for December:

In December 2014 the social work department helped 30+ households register for energy assistance appointments with Kitsap Community Resources.

The Food Bank Manager noted for December:

The regular, ongoing support of the Food Bank's "Frequent Donor" participants resulted in thousands of pounds of donated food for the shelves and refrigerators in 2014. Individuals, businesses and churches donating food for the shelves and refrigerators of the food bank provided an estimated 15% of food distributed to clients.

Over a dozen farmers and gardeners brought their extra produce, seven congregations delivered collections of food-- and eight generous food-related local business donated a variety of fresh foods, including daily deliveries from the grocers on the island, Safeway and Town & Country Thriftway.

Helpline House