Neighborhood House has provided services to low income and disadvantaged peoples of Salt Lake for over a century. Originally a free kindergarten, Neighborhood House evolved over the decades to provide other services such as hosting community lectures, musical events, and literary entertainment, a public bathhouse, a public playground, a free milk station, Americanization classes, among other things. Today, Neighborhood House's mission is to provide quality, affordable care and supportive services to children and adults, based on their ability to pay. These services include preschool, after-school, and summer programs for children and supervised care for adults. In 2016, 551 children and adults received a combined 55,963 days of service at Neighborhood House's Children's Day Center and their two Adult Day Centers.
Simply put, Neighborhood House has outgrown its current building based on the demand of services they provide. The building they currently occupy has served them well since 1960, but the time to expand has arrived. Neighborhood House is embarking on a capital campaign to raise funds for a new 57,000 square foot facility. The new building will house all of their programs under one roof on their existing 5.5 acre campus on 1050 West 500 S. The new facility will allow Neighborhood House to provide expanded services and a wider range of programming, as well as serve an additional 100 families. Says Executive Director Jennifer Nuttall, "It will allow us to deepen our impacts, give us room for future growth, and allow us to open more doors for years to come."
To support the capital campaign or any of the programs put on by Neighborhood House, please visit nhutah.org/donations/.