Neighborhood House’s Family Centers help stabilize families in crisis by meeting basic needs. Services are tailored to address family history, income and housing status on a case-by-case basis.
Each Family Center location is a one-stop-shop for services and referrals. Participants and staff work together to identify needs, discuss potential solutions, and create a plan for the future. Combined, the six Family Centers serve 600 families each year; the majority of requests are related to housing.
When a family faces a situation that puts them at risk for homelessness, Neighborhood House helps them find permanent, safe homes. Assistance may include emergency financial support, housing inspections, or mediation between tenants and landlords.
Family Center services, including housing support, are available to those living in these zip codes: 55130, 55106, 55107, 55116, 55117, and 55119. In addition, participants can be referred from other Neighborhood House programs.
Life Skills Education
Programming gives families the tools they need to ensure long-term success. Topics vary depending on the interest of the community. Past classes included the following topics:
- Home weatherization
- Tenant training
- Fire safety
- Anger management
- Domestic violence prevention
- Healthy homes for children
- Financial literacy
Joining a new community can be a challenge. Starting over in a new country is often overwhelming. When violence, poverty, and discrimination cause refugee families to relocate to Minnesota, they find support at Neighborhood House. Our multi-lingual staff help refugee families navigate their new home, secure housing and jobs, and assist with school systems.
Cultural and Social Engagement
Each Family Center hosts several events each year, bringing people together and building a strong community. Family fun activities may include roller-skating or movie nights, as well as cultural celebrations including Hmong New Year or Cinco de Mayo.
Basic Needs Program Events
Neighborhood House has a variety of events each month, ranging from Mass Produce Distributions to Life Skills Class.