Northside Neighborhood House To Open Satellite Site

Monday, March 24, 2014

In an effort to meet clients where they are, the Northside Neighborhood House will open a satellite site for Emergency Direct Assistance within the northern part of its service area.

Currently, the NNH serves neighbors in seven ZIP codes from North Chattanooga all the way to Bakewell. Before offering a hand up to those in need, an NNH case worker must meet with each client in person. However, many of our clients lack reliable transportation and public transportation is limited or not available in Hixson, Soddy Daisy and areas further north.

“Access to transportation is a huge barrier for our clients,” says Rachel Gammon, Executive Director of the NNH. “As a result, we developed a strategic five year plan that addresses obstacles our clients face like limited access to transportation.”

Beginning on April 8, the NNH will see clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays to assist with utility bills scheduled for disconnect and prescriptions. The location of the temporary site is 8305 Daisy Dallas Road on the campus of Dallas Bay Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. As a part of the strategic plan, the NNH will begin this first phase of a possible permanent satellite site that would be closely modeled after the current site located on the Northshore.

For more information, contact Brianne Carswell, Development Director, at 267-2217 or bcarswell@nnhouse.org.


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