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

  • Boys and Girls Club scholarship program
  • Food bank, job assistance, bus tokens, resources. Am currently homeless (staying with a friend), jobless, destitute.
  • Need veterans assistance
  • Recently divorced, moved on island and was laid off.
  • Lack of food
  • My health is failing. I'm blind and need to see if you could help with SSDI Benefits.
  • Help in the form of food and sign-up for low income housing.

Social Workers noted for June:

Scholarship assessment and other planning for summer activities for children have been mostly completed for this year. Social workers are available to assist with obtaining park vouchers as the summer progresses and into the fall. The DBT (Dialectic Behavioral Therapy) ten week class has begun and is held on Thursday afternoons. Helpline social workers are available to help with finding available resources for family members in crisis.

The Food Bank Manager noted for June:

1. Summer kid's food bank program distributed over 70 bags of summer kid's food in the first two weeks. This program is fully funded by our local branch of Bank of America.

2. Food Bank operations were enhanced by installation of a new energy efficient display refrigerator, an industrial sink and faucet in the food bank. For added protection of food and volunteers from the elements, a carport structure has been installed behind the building which will protect volunteers from bad weather as they unload food deliveries.

3. Helpline's Summer of Service program for teens started in late June and has attracted 37 applicants. The focus of this program is to teach skills which will be useful in the workplace, along with providing us with much needed help.



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