School’s Out, but Neighborhood House is IN!

June 3, 2024

Access to good food and supportive relationships shouldn’t end when school is out. In King County, 100,000 low-income students have access to free meals during the school year, but less than 1 in 5 access free meals served during the summer. Neighborhood House’s Seola Gardens location in White Center, and our Burndale and Firwood Circle …

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What Matters Most

April 25, 2024

A couple of months ago, Neighborhood House supporter, Ami Nguyen, invited me and several friends to dim sum to introduce us to Susan Lieu, author of The Manicurist’s Daughter. The event was a fundraiser to provide copies of Susan’s book to young adults who could identify with her story. Susan shared with us why she …

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Community Needs Assessment

March 29, 2024

I am excited to share our updated Community Needs Assessment that provides important insights into our community and organizational strengths, needs, and opportunities. There are many bright spots; as well as much work to do. I am grateful to the clients, volunteers, and staff that gave their insights, collected, analyzed data, and edited multiple drafts. …

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The Power of Centering Community in Fundraising

February 29, 2024

By Roxanne Gossard (Director of Development) & Emily Tomita (Associate Director of Development) Greetings from the Neighborhood House Development Team’s new leaders! We are Roxanne (she/her) and Emily (she/her), and we are honored to have the responsibility of leading our agency’s efforts to build our community of supporters, grow awareness of the amazing work Neighborhood …

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Bridging Belonging Through Community Action

February 29, 2024

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the National Community Action Partnership Management Leadership and Training Conference in Las Vegas with Board Vice President Cynthia Wang. We were both so inspired by the keynote speaker Dr. john a. powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkley. The following is a recap …

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Stop by our 2023 community health fairs!

May 12, 2023

We are excited to be collaborating with Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, Villa Communitaria, and other partners to plan six neighborhood health, back-to-school, and community resource fairs this summer. If you would like to sign up to have a resource table, or lead an activity at any of our events, please fill out …

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Your support makes it possible for our vision to become a reality

May 1, 2023

On April 27, over 350 supporters gathered for Neighborhood House’s What Matters Most luncheon. Below is the remarks from our Executive Director, Janice Deguchi For over 117 years, Neighborhood House has been creating opportunities for people in King County experiencing language, cultural, and systemic barriers to live longer happier and healthier lives. We are proud …

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Join us this winter to help families and communities thrive

December 9, 2022

My name is Syretta, and I am the manager of Neighborhood House’s High Point preschool in West Seattle. In addition to providing young children with high quality early childhood education, my job is to make sure entire families get what they need to live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Sometimes, this looks like partnering with …

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Summer 2022 community health and engagement

June 10, 2022

Save the date for our health fairs! Neighborhood House will be in community with our neighbors this summer, providing resources and care in many locations throughout South King County. In partnership with Public Health Seattle & King County, we will be offering COVID and other vaccines for ages 6 months and older at all of these events, …

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Introducing our new Director of Child Development: Million Shiferaw

June 3, 2022

For over 20 years, Million has been serving Neighborhood House families and children in diverse positions of increasing responsibility. Million has served as Health Associate, Family Support Worker, Family Services Manager, and most recently, Family Services Director. Million’s experiences in early learning are as diverse as they are vast. He’s worked in the classroom, cooked …

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Neighborhood House is the 2022 Westside Not for Profit of the Year!

April 26, 2022

Thank you West Seattle Chamber of Commerce for honoring Neighborhood House as its 2022 Westside Not for Profit of the Year! Neighborhood House has been serving the West Seattle community for decades, providing services that prioritize the experiences of low-income people, immigrants, refugees, and communities of color. Our locations in High Point, Greenbridge, and Seola …

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COVID Recovery Information Session

January 6, 2022

Neighborhood House would like to invite you to a COVID recovery information session. Open to all community members who want to learn more about our free programs and services! Thursday, January 20, 2022 1:00 – 2:30 PM Please contact Rochelle Hazard, Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access at for questions. For the past …

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Finding hope and inspiration in 2021

December 29, 2021

To mark moments from 2021, we are sharing three letters from the Neighborhood House community over the next couple of weeks. We are grateful for your continued support of our work! Please find our Board President Cynthia Wang’s message below.  For many of us, the end-of-year holidays are a time for rest, reflection, and celebration. As I …

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Achieving well-being in partnership with families

December 23, 2021

We are sharing three letters from the Neighborhood House community over the next couple of weeks to mark moments from 2021. Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support! Please find our staff member Naeem Anis’s message below. My name is Naeem and I am an Employment Case Manager at our Birch Creek …

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Lessons from making Takis from scratch

December 17, 2021

We are sharing three letters from the Neighborhood House community over the next couple of weeks to mark moments from 2021. Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support! Please find our volunteer Becky Bruhn’s message below. As a guest at Neighborhood House events, I’d hear about their summer and afterschool programs. Sitting …

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West Seattle COVID clinic at High Point

October 26, 2021

Neighborhood House is proud to partner with the City of Seattle and Pliable Health to provide clinic space at our High Point building to help connect community members to the COVID-19 vaccine. This is Seattle’s second vaccination hub after the downtown location as the region gears up to provide boosters as well vaccines to children …

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Statewide diaper bank and advocacy

August 18, 2021

Last summer, we put out a call to help low-income families with young children in King County get access to diapers. The response was immediate and because of the maintained momentum around this issue, Neighborhood House has since been able to distribute: 110,000+ diapers and $21,000 of baby supplies! Additionally, due to our collective communities’ continued advocacy and concern, …

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Why the Best Starts for Kids levy matters

July 17, 2021

The Neighborhood House Board of Directors endorses Proposition No. 1 “Regular Property Tax Levy for Children, Youth, Families and Communities” on the Primary ballot in King County — also known as Best Starts for Kids. This initiative funds services to promote the health and well-being of children and young adults in the county, through programs at our …

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