Community Services Program


Child We all deserve food, warmth and a safe place to live.
Neighborhood House’s Community Services Program helps low-income and homeless families both meet their immediate needs related to food, housing and employment, and supports them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency.

Services include:

  • Emergency Food Box Program
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Turning Point - transitional housing for homeless families
  • Information and referral to other needed services
     

Our Emergency Food Box Program is the largest food pantry program on Portland’s west side, serving an average of 500 families each month. The program relies completely on community support. Donations of food or funds are always needed.  Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity provider.

(Please note that you will need to present proof of address -- Driver's license, or piece of mail with name matching photo ID, is accepted)
We serve people living in Southwest and North, in the following zip codes:

97005
97034
97035
97201
97203
97204
97205
97209
97210
97217
97219
97221
97223
97239
 
Meet a Neighbor

Jennifer and EmmaMartina left an abusive marriage to raise her two children as a single mom. She had a job, an apartment and her children were doing well in school. Then Martina had a severe car accident that left her unable to work and needing extensive physical therapy. She and her children found themselves homeless. The family found shelter at Turning Point. Staff reffered her to our Emergency Food Box Program, where she received desperately needed food assistance. Having a place to stay and enough food allowed Martina to concentrate on her recovery. Martina’s determination to overcome her disabilities and dedication to her children were inspiring.

After receiving services from Neighborhood House for seven months, Martina was strong enough to return to work. Soon thereafter, she moved her family into a new apartment. Upon leaving the program, Martina was still on a tight budget, but found the means to donate a box of food back to the program that helped her family when they needed it most.