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.
Our Family Centers are staffed with a team of family coaches who focus their efforts on supporting families engaged in other Neighborhood House programs. Family coaches work within specific program areas like youth literacy, adult education, food support and parent and early childhood education.
Life Skills Education
These educational programs give families the tools they need to ensure long-term success. Topics vary depending on community interest. Past classes included the following topics:
- Home weatherization
- Tenant training
- Fire safety
- Anger management
- Domestic violence prevention
- Healthy homes for children
- Financial literacy
Cultural and Social Engagement
Each Family Center hosts several events each year, bringing people together and building a strong community. Activities include roller-skating or movie nights, as well as cultural celebrations like Hmong New Year and Cinco de Mayo.