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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Juneteenth Celebrations

June 18, 2021

This Saturday is Juneteenth – the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in the small town of Galveston, Texas to announce that the state’s enslaved Black people were free. The Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery two and half years earlier but it was not …

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Responding to anti-Asian violence

March 19, 2021

Neighborhood House grieves the loss of the seven women (six of whom were Asian) and one man in Georgia last week. We condemn the violence and we stand with our Asian friends, clients, board members, and staff in solidarity and support. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, Muslims, and other diverse individuals exist in a world where …

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Happy Birthday, Shirley Wilcox!

March 8, 2021

That’s Shirley Wilcox pictured in the visual timeline of Neighborhood House’s history at our office on Weller Street. Shirley Wilcox became the first Black president of Neighborhood House’s Board of Directors in 1954. On this International Women’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to recognize her contributions to Neighborhood House and the Seattle area community. …

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Neighborhood House condemns threats to democracy

January 15, 2021

Dear Neighborhood House, Last week’s assault on our democracy was the inevitable culmination of years of division and racism. The insurrection follows over four years of anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Asian, and anti-immigrant messaging. The current administration and its allies passed racist policies including family separation, public charge rule, the Muslim ban, severely restricting our borders to …

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Supporting the health and well-being of our elders

November 24, 2020

For the past 9 months, our lives have been turned upside down. We’ve had to balance working from home and homeschooling, change our holiday plans, and wear a mask. For low-income children, youth, adults, families, seniors, and people living with disabilities, the effects of the pandemic are even greater. Lack of financial resources, lack of …

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Black Lives Matter

June 2, 2020

Dear Neighborhood House, Like many of you, I watched in horror and disgust how yet another unarmed Black person was killed by a police officer. George Floyd’s murder on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN comes on the heels of Breonna Taylor’s death in Louisville, KY on May 13, 2020, shot by police officers with …

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Staying safe and healthy with guidance from Public Health

May 18, 2020

Our staff have been getting lots of questions about COVID-19. What are the symptoms? Where to get tested? How to properly wear a mask? If you need quick answers from a trusted source, please visit the Public Health Seattle & King County website for the latest guidance on the coronavirus. The website is continuously updated by our local public …

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Watch our videos on expanded unemployment benefits

April 25, 2020

Neighborhood House staff have created videos on the new expanded unemployment benefits in multiple languages: Amharic, Burmese, Cantonese, Farsi, Khmer, Mandarin, Marshallese, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Click the buttons below to watch.

Neighborhood House stands with Iranian community

January 7, 2020

Dear Neighborhood House, I was shocked and saddened to learn about the events that occurred at the US-Canadaborder over the weekend, in Blaine, Washington. Many Iranians and Iranian-Americans weredetained by US Customs and Border Protection for prolonged questioning as they werelooking to cross the border to return to their homes in the US. Civil rights …

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