What We Do

Across the Community and Across the Life-span Neighborhood House delivers innovative and life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages. Our highly-effective education and social support programs fall into the following core service areas:

Our dedicated staff and volunteers work in schools, community centers and public housing sites, as well as our own facilities, to serve more than 18,000 people each year across the greater Portland area.

Comprehensive Services

Neighborhood House’s wide array of programs provide comprehensive services that effectively meet the needs of our low-income and senior clients, many who struggle with not just one, but multiple challenges. We believe our wrap-around service model is the most efficient and compassionate way to help people in need.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Communities

Neighborhood House's clients represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. To meet the needs of these diverse communities, Neighborhood House offers culturally specific services for African, Latino, Middle Eastern, and Russian immigrants in various programs and requires cultural competency of all programs and staff. 38% of our program staff are bicultural from cultures served by Neighborhood House; 12% more are bilingual. Neighborhood House staff regularly provide diversity training for other organizations, including Multnomah County, Portland Public Schools and Home Forward (formerly Housing Authority of Portland).