Emergency Services and Basic Needs-Providing Critical Support
House of Neighborly Service provides life-sustaining emergency and basic needs: food, clothing, transportation, utility and prescription assistance, and much more. All services are considered on a case by case basis, determined by HNS guidelines, and based on availability of funds.
- Food baskets-a week’s supply of groceries based on family size
- Prescription assistance
- Clothing-clean and seasonal clothing and shoes, bedding, small household items and toys/books for children
- Utility assistance
- Gas vouchers and bus tokens for confirmable medical or job related appointments
- Many services for children
137 Homeless Connection – A program of House of Neighborly Service for homeless adults.
137 Day Center is open year round.
The 137 inclement weather shelter program, is coordinated with 10 churches on a rotating basis and is open November through March based on temperature and weather.
Angel House – A program of House of Neighborly Service for homeless families with children.
Angel House is an affiliate of the National Family Promise Organization and follows the best practices of prioritizing goals and addressing common barriers to safe and long-term housing. Goals are based on each family’s needs and situation. Employment is a high priority, but equally important are debt reduction, savings, and life skills to equip adults with tools to gain and maintain stable housing.
Connecting People to Resources
Building Life Skills and encouraging more education
- Financial Literacy
- Parenting Classes
- Cooking Courses
Children’s Services –House of Neighborly Service believes strongly in providing stability and a sense of tradition for children.
- Gift Certificates for school readiness
- Holiday food baskets and gifts during Christmas
- Birthday Closet-Parents can choose appropriate toys and party items in the month of the child’s birthday
CLIENT REQUIREMENTS – House of Neighborly Service requires the following on your first visit:
- Current Proof of Address-an official item that has been mailed to you within the last 30 days; , a rent receipt or a utility bill make good address proof documents. Remember it must be dated within the past 30 days. (Junk mail is not considered valid proof.)
- Current Proof of Income-pay stubs for the past 30 days, an award letter from SS or SSI/SSD, if others are helping you pay your expenses an affidavit of income assistance will be REQUIRED AND VERIFIED, all of these are good proof documents and will need to be provided for each working adult in the household.
- Social Security Cards or Birth Certificates for each person in your Household. Individuals may not be added to the family record without documentation.
- A Photo ID is required for all adults receiving services.*On each visit thereafter, you will need to bring current Proof of Address and current Proof of Income.
*Every six months an evaluation and update is conducted to see how our services have helped and to seek ways to increase self-reliance. On these visits, HNS staff will ask to see all of the documents provided on the first visit.
Six months requirements: Proof of Address, Proof of Income, Photo ID, and SS Cards or Birth Certificates for each person in household-this is to ensure that each person listed on the family record is still in the household.
House of Neighborly Service (HNS) collects data to support our work. We track client progress, and guide them along their path. We use multiple assessment tools to determine their level of satisfaction. On an average, 90% of clients report on their six month update that their immediate needs had been met by receiving services at HNS. More than 60% of our clients maintained or improved their living situation on a long-term basis.
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