Our mission at House of Neighborly Service is to provide opportunities that encourage, educate, and empower the families of our Westside community. We are a community where basic needs are met, where dreams and hopes are nurtured, and where neighborly support is a way of life.
Our Westside roots run deep. We are intimately connected to this community’s rich culture and history.
Our Community Health Workers assist seniors, individuals and, families in our community to access resources that improve their physical and mental health and quality of life. We make the important connections between people seeking assistance and the resources that can answer questions and provide care. We also provide social support and informal counseling, and we work on a one-to-one basis.
We look at everything that is getting in the way of good health outcomes, access to health care, housing, employment, and education because it all matters.
For information about our Community Health Worker service, click here.
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Our Family Support program empowers families to build healthy homes. We offer compassionate, non-judgmental support for parents of young children.
Family Support offers services to our core programs through case management, diapers, clothing, and food. Families are assisted through a variety of challenges, including medical, housing, and legal.
Future services are being developed to further assist the families in need.
For information about our Family Support program, click here.
Kid’s Place Child Development and Treatment Center improves the social-emotional, physical, and intellectual development of children enrolled in its multi-age classes. Kid's Place is a "Three Star" approved Child Care Service (CCS) "Quality Care Provider".
For information about our Kid’s Place childcare program for children ages 14 months to 5 years, click here.
As part of our intake process, we assess not only the child’s level of developmental functioning but also the degree of stress in the family. This allows us to develop individualized plans of care.
We love being an intergenerational space! We engage local seniors to read with Kid’s Place students once a week. Intergenerational activities can improve children’s motor and cognitive skills, as well as social and emotional competencies like empathy, patience, and problem-solving.
Thanks to generous support from foundation partners and individual donors, we are able to provide tuition assistance for our students.
Peace Pals is a free after-school program for children ages 5 to 12. Peace Pals provides enriching experiences that support and reinforce academic goals through activities not readily available to these students. Activities use the arts, nature, history, and culture as springboards to new ways of learning. Students enrolled in Peace Pals receive a light meal.
For information about Peace Pals after-school program for children ages 5 to 12, click here.
Peace Pals is a Kinder-5th after school program from Monday-Thursday.
A typical day volunteering consists of homework, having a snack, and playing games, both inside and outside.
Grades: Kinder - 5th.
Our Westside seniors have done so much for our community. HNS’s Senior Health program is our humble way to give back.
Comida y Comunidad
We offer seniors free lunch, prepared onsite by our talented cooks. These meals nourish not only bodies but spirits as seniors join together. Food is such a powerful way to build community!
Promoting Physical and Mental Health
Our seniors enjoy activities such as yoga, Zumba, bingo, dances, and crafting. We partner with other local groups and agencies to provide education on various health topics.
For information about our Senior Health program, including senior lunches, click here.
This program serves residents of zip codes 78207, 78228, and 78237 who are 60+ years old.
Serve your neighbors and become part of an incredible community! We have many opportunities to get involved.
Deliver a Meal
Help us deliver meals to seniors in our program! Check out our Givepulse page at givepul.se/kjxryj if you would like to sign up.
We deliver lunches to seniors Tuesday through Friday.
Volunteers are asked to arrive by 10:30 and usually finish by 11:30 - 12:00. Delivery routes are within a two-mile radius of our site, and each involves about nine miles of driving.
Host a Drive
Host a drive to collect items for our Care Packages. Our team takes Care Packages on home visits with seniors and families. These packages help our neighbors living in deep poverty meet their basic needs.
Start a Supply Drive
We need these items:
- Non-Perishable Food Items (most needed are canned vegetables, rice, and beans)
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Formula
- Books for Children Ages 0 - 18 Months
- Books for children up to age 13
- Educational/board games for grade school children
- Grocery Store Gift Cards
- Gas Gift Cards
- Socks - Children & Adults
- Underwear - Children & Adults
- Basic Kitchenware (i.e. dishes, silverware, cooking utensils)
- Dental Hygiene Supplies
- Feminine Hygiene Supplies
- Adult diapers
- Cleaning Supplies
- Hand Sanitizer
- Notebook paper
- Spiral notebooks
Have a creative way to serve that you don’t see listed? Let us know!
All volunteers must complete our application and receive a copy of our handbook. When you register on Givepulse, you will be able to access the application and handbook online. If you would like to fill out a paper version, please email Elizabeth Peters.
It is recommended that volunteers serve in pairs.
All people must wear a mask at our site. While delivering, volunteers must wear a mask and gloves. Hand sanitizer use is recommended.
Please email Elizabeth Peters with any questions you may have.
|Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|