Recently, we put the finishing touches on our 2021 Impact Report and sent it off to the printer. As we pulled together pictures, testimonials, and stats for the report, I was reminded once again that the work we’re doing is so vital.
Not only are our programs positively impacting low-to-moderate income communities, but they’re led by some of the best people I know — Rhodah in the Early Learning Center, John in Housing, Kelly and Marilyn in Family Services, and Beverly in Youth Development. These leaders and their teams show up every day with a desire to serve and empower others. And in 2021, their efforts made it possible for us to help hundreds of people.
Helping People Is a Privilege
We say it all the time: Helping people is a privilege. I often think of it as a calling. It’s something Neighborhood House has been doing for 95 years. And a big part of us helping people is preventing homelessness. Keeping families off the streets and out of shelters is an organizational priority.
With three months left to go in 2022, all of our homelessness prevention resources have been depleted. Knowing there will be more families who come to us for assistance this year, we’ve established a fund to bridge the gap. Please consider making a donation to the Homelessness Prevention Fund. Your support is crucial. Together, let’s keep families off the streets.
Don't Miss Our Annual Meeting
Finally, I want to invite you to our Annual Meeting. It starts at noon on October 27. In addition to sharing a meal together, we’ll celebrate Neighborhood House’s 95 years of service and get you up to speed on all the good things happening in Southbridge and Middletown. I hope you can join us for this important event. I would love to see you there.
Thank you for standing with us — for believing in our work and investing in our mission. Having you in our corner means so much.