History of Neighborhood House
Since our nonprofit’s first days in 1897, when the women of Mount Zion Temple created a safe haven for Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Russia, Neighborhood House has been a stronghold in the St. Paul community helping all people in need. After 125 years as a welcoming presence for thousands of refugees, immigrants and others in transition or crisis, our agency has become a full-service hub for those seeking assistance with basic needs from food to housing as well as helping create future opportunities through education services and programming.
From our headquarters on the West Side of St. Paul, Neighborhood House has supported people from over 50 different cultural backgrounds and nationalities over the decades, nimbly adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Our integrated approach to programming looks at various aspects of an individual’s needs and wellbeing and serves every member of a family as they build strength and stability for the future.
Today, Neighborhood House serves over 16,000 people at our six locations throughout the City of St. Paul.