Neighborhood House

A nonprofit organization

15 donors

Our mission is to provide opportunities for individuals to enhance the quality of their lives. 

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty for our children and families!

The Portland Neighborhood

In its early days, Portland was a bustling town that attracted a lot of business along the Ohio River. But today Portland faces significant challenges.

What We're Doing

Neighborhood House has focused on education for more than 118 years. The birthplace of Louisville’s first kindergarten is now home to four core programs that, together, deliver Life Needs, Life Skills and Life Dreams: the Child Development Center, the Youth Development Program, the Four Seasons Senior Program and Family Services.

Child Development Center

Provides children, ages six weeks through twelve years with a safe, nurturing learning environment. 

How We Make a Difference: 

  • 100% of our non-special needs preschoolers graduate kindergarten ready compared to 55% across Jefferson County.
  • Our low child-to-staff ratios, research-based curriculum and highly trained staff keep our children socially, emotionally and developmentally on track!
  • Last year, 153 infants & preschoolers made developmental gains from our safe, affordable and educationally focused environment!

Youth Development Program

Provides children & teens with a positive alternative to the risky situation & environments prevalent in low-income neighborhoods like Portland.

How We Make a Difference: 

  • 85% of youth who come to Neighborhood House 3 or more times per week improve their grades and performance in school.
  • Last year we served over 300 youth through our Youth Development Program!
  • Youth member Kwanita says, "The staff believes in me and pushes me to pursue my dreams." Rikala participated in our job training program Cheers for Careers and is now working after school in our Child Development Center!

Four Seasons Senior Program

Improves the quality of life for some of our neighborhood's most vulnerable citzens - senior adults.

How We Make a Difference: 

  • 100% of our senior adults report that they are more socially interactive as a result of coming to Neighborhood House!
  • 90% of our senior adults report an improved quality of life as a result of our Four Seasons program!
  • In 2014, 90 senior adults benefited from daily activities including excercise classes, meals and social outings that kept them physically and emotionally stong.

Family Services

Our family services has an emergency food bank to meet immediate needs of families and provides training/ skill development/ and resources to build financial empowerment. neighborhood.

How We Make a Difference: 

  • Over 55% of the children in Portland live below the federal povery level.
  • Over 40% of families in Portland live on less than $25,000 per year.
  • We partner with Dare to Care Food Bank to combat hunger for over 1,800 children and 1,300 adults annually through our Emergency Food Bank.
  • Last year over 330 children and teens were fed over 11,300 warm, nutritious meals, ensuring they did not go to bed hungry.


We believe the cycle of poverty in Portland can be broken with YOUR help! Join us!

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Organization Data


Organization name

Neighborhood House

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family


201 N 25TH ST


(502) 774-2322