Amidst growing health concerns, Neighborhood House is still committed to providing essential services to all our neighbors as we are able. Please see updates below on our programs:
- The Neighborhood House Senior Center is scheduled to reopen on April 29th at the earliest, but there are still staff available to take calls and volunteers available if any senior needs assistance (call: 503-244-5204). Senior Transportation Services are now running on a limited schedule.
- Head Start and Early Head Start Programs will be closed in line with the Early Learning Division’s (ELD) directive to cease classroom activity. However, Head Start is modifying their services in the following ways:
- Learning: Teachers and Home Visitors will connect with families each week to provide ideas for learning at home, provide activities, and read books remotely.
- Resources and basic needs: Family Advocates and Home Visitors will connect with families each week to support positive parenting, identify resources and connect families, and to help reduce stress.
- Meals: Staff are providing healthy lunches to children in the programs and their siblings, children at 19th Avenue Housing, and children ages 0-18 in the neighborhood. Meals are provided via pick-up. Food and other basic needs (diapers, soap) boxes are also available on a weekly basis for families in the programs.
- Community: Head Start has set up a web page to support families with resources and stay connected. https://nhcommunity.squarespace.com/
- The Food Pantry is operating on its normal schedule and is providing/will provide:
- Continued distribution of food through our Food Pantry using prepared food boxes to minimize contact.
- Home delivery of food boxes – Call 503-246-1663 x5004 to order a food box
- Our School Age Programs are closed until further notice in line with Portland Public Schools.
- Our Homeless Families Program at 19th Avenue will continue with minimal interruption.
- The Child Care Improvement Project/Parenting Programs will move all client interactions online.
Helping neighbors. Supporting self-reliance. Lifting spirits. Educating young and old. Across the community, for over a century, Neighborhood House delivers innovative and life-changing programs and services for people in need.
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Keeping seniors independent, active, and connected.MORE
Seniors served by the Senior Center from around the tri-county region.
Children enrolled in our Early Head Start or Head Start programs.
People receiving assistance from a Neighborhood House program each year.