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Nonprofit of the Year Finalist, Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Neighborhood House

November 2015
Nonprofit of the Year Finalist, Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Neighborhood House
Mission: To encourage and support self-sufficiency and self-worth for people in need in our community through education, wellness, and outreach services  

Located in the basement of Our Lady of Mercy Church on America Street, The Neighborhood House is exactly that, a home for members of the community needing to get back on their feet. In addition to feeding those who walk through the door of its five-day-a-week soup kitchen, The Neighborhood House offers more than 20 services, including a GED program, a computer literacy program, and classes on parenting and budgeting, all with the mission to provide the tools necessary for success. “We are committed to having an impact by investing in our community one person at a time,” says Neighborhood House director Nikki Grimball. “The impact we have on just one person has the power to change generations to come.”

This year marks a century since the social service outreach ministry was established by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in 1915. With no major funding sources, the organization depends on support from the community, partnering with more than 250 volunteers to address the undercurrents of poverty and foster the capacity of area residents to improve the quality of their lives and that of the community. www.olmoutreach.org

 

 

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