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

  • In need of help finding a counselor/therapist that will see me for a discounted price. Also interested in what other services are available for my baby & I.
  • We are VOLUNTEER caregivers for two children for an undetermined length of time. We heard that Helpline may be able to offer services for them (counseling if needed), free or reduced BIPRD classes, other help and help us navigate the system.
  • Just moved to Section 8 Apt. Looking for job to supplement income. Until then I could use whatever help is available. (This is an 87 year old)
  • Homeless
  • I need to find a safe place to live.
  • Job loss
  • To seek information and support for my father
  • PSE help!
  • Help with childcare costs
  • Lack of affordable housing.

Social Workers noted for September:

In September, social workers signed up approximately 30 people for Kitsap Community Resources' fall round of Energy Assistance appointments. This bridge to stability is consistently a relevant resource for Bainbridge and North End clients. Cloients continually express appreciation for the help obtaining the appointments and that someone is thinking of them.

The Food Bank Manager noted for September:

  • The food bank served 16% more people in September 2014 than in September 2013.
  • We continue to receive generous donations of fresh vegetables from island farms.
  • Dairy choices in the food bank have been reconfigured; dairy milk is no longer purchased in response to increasing costs and diminshed popularity. Donated milk as well as eggs, soy milk, cheeses, margarine and yogurt provide clients with a variety of choices.

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