It's officially summertime at Neighborhood House with the start of Dreamers' Academy! While youth members are busy learning, going on field trips, and making memories members of the Child Development Center are soaking up sun on the natural playground and making special visits to Senior members.
January 2023 is here and with it comes a fresh start, new ideas, and exciting possibilities. Neighborhood House will continue to be a home-away-from-home and create a community of opportunity for our members and their families.
This year has taught us that our capacity to love others -- often in the face of our own personal challenges -- is much greater than we could have imagined. Every stress or worry brought support in equal measure.
Though filled with unforeseen challenges, there have been so many times throughout the year that the generosity of others has stopped us in our tracks, like the people who have signed up to support us by making a monthly gift. These are the first in our newest group - the Circle of Changemakers.
You only get so many new beginnings and first days of school, and we think that's worth celebrating! If you've missed social media feeds filled with first day of school photos this year, maybe this will help.
Like many of you, we have been closely following updates on COVID-19. This week we took additional internal precautions to ensure the safety of everyone who visits our center. We were faced with making the difficult decision of closing, knowing so many of the individuals we serve rely on us for food and other basic needs.