Northside Neighborhood House Celebrates 89 Years

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The board of directors, staff and volunteers of the Northside Neighborhood House will join together on Feb. 14, to celebrate the agency’s 89th anniversary.  

For 89 years, the Northside Neighborhood House has responded to the needs of its neighbors through a variety of programs that provide “a hand up, not a hand out”.  NNH's three programs, Emergency Direct Assistance, Education for Children and Adults and two Thrift Stores, are recognized as contributing to the core of a healthy and productive community.

The Northside Neighborhood House was founded to serve individuals living in North Chattanooga.  Over the years, the service area has expanded to focus on all areas north of the river in Hamilton County including North Chattanooga, Red Bank, Hixson, Soddy Daisy all the way through Bakewell.  In 2012, the NNH served over 4,000 people through its variety of programs including Christmas food and toy distribution, utility bill assistance, tax preparation assistance, after-school and summer programming for kindergarten through eighth-grade students, GED programming in collaboration with Re:Start, and providing food, household items and furniture to our neighbors at an affordable cost.

“The past several years have clearly shown us that any of our neighbors can fall on hard times and simply need a hand up.  We feel very fortunate to assist our neighbors through some of their most difficult times and to provide them with resources to better meet their next challenge,” said Rachel Gammon, executive director of NNH.


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