Northside Neighborhood House was founded in 1924 by a group of women concerned for the welfare of their neighbors living in poverty on the Northshore Ninety-one years later, the NNH is still meeting the needs of families, of which 74% have women as the head of household. Proceeds raised through The Moth Ball will be used by the NNH to fund many programs that benefit women and their families. These programs include:
1) The Emergency Direct Assistance Program which provides financial help with utilities, prescriptions, and food to women and children. It also includes a Back-to-School Shop and Christmas Program that empowers mothers in need to shop (for free) for their children at the start of the school year and during Christmas.
2) Education Programming for both children and adults. Adult Education Programming includes a GED Program that helps participants work toward earning their GED, which can open the door for better employment opportunities and better wages. The NNH also offers job-search assistance, workforce training and computer classes for women seeking employment. Their Children’s After-school and Summer Programs provide working moms with the assurance that their children are in a safe environment where they can learn and grow while they work. After-school and Summer Program fees are minimal.
3) NNH Thrift Stores provide quality clothing, furniture and other items to those in need at a minimal cost.
4) The Healthy Families Program offers Cooking Classes to women who need help stretching their food dollars.Many women served by the NNH run out of food by the end of the month. These classes teach healthy eating habits and how to shop smarter to stretch their food budgets.
5) At Family Dinner Nights, mothers seeking fellowship and support from other parents and bring their children and receive a fre e healthy meal. After dinner, childcare is provided so mothers can attend parenting sessions that provide valuable information on parenting topics such as Coping with Stress’ or ‘Internet Safety’.
Please join us in supporting Northside Neighborhood House for the benefit of women in our community who are working hard to become self-sufficient.