Emergency Services and Basic Needs
House of Neighborly Service provides life-sustaining emergency and basic needs.
All services are considered on a case by case basis and eligibility is determined by HNS guidelines and based on availability of funds and resources.
- Food baskets-a week’s supply of groceries based on family size
- Prescription assistance
- *Clothing-clean and seasonal clothing and shoes, bedding, small household items and toys/books for children
- Utility assistance
- Gas vouchers and bus tokens for conformable medical or job related appointments
- Holiday programs
*All services except clothing are available at both Loveland and Berthoud offices.
*HNS Boutique is located in the HNS Life Center in Loveland. Access is provided at both offices by case workers.
Connecting People to Resources
House of Neighborly Service has built diverse and vast partnerships over its 55 years of service to our Northern Colorado communities. Referrals are made as appropriate, as is advocacy and follow up. Building Life Skills and encouraging more education is a key component to encouraging people out of poverty. HNS offers a variety of Life Skills classes to strengthen the family as a whole.
- Financial Literacy
- Parenting Classes
- Cooking Courses
House of Neighborly Service requires the documents listed below to become a client of HNS. On each visit thereafter, you will need to bring current Proof of Address and current Proof of Income. Every six months* each household receives an evaluation and all documents listed below will need to be shown to your case worker.
- Current Proof of Address-an official item that has been mailed to you within the last 30 days; , a rent receipt or a utility bill make good address proof documents. Remember it must be dated within the past 30 days. (Junk mail is not considered valid proof.)
- Current Proof of Income-paystubs for the past 30 days, an award letter from SS or SSI/SSD, if others are helping you pay your expenses an affidavit of income assistance will be REQUIRED AND VERIFIED, all of these are good proof documents and will need to be provided for each working adult in the household.
- Social Security Cards or Birth Certificates for each person in your Household. Individuals may not be added to the family record without documentation.
- A Photo ID is required for all adults receiving services..
*Every six months an evaluation and update is conducted to see how our services have helped and to seek ways to increase self-reliance. On these visits, HNS staff will ask to see all of the documents provided on the first visit. This process will also ensure that all members listed on the family record are still residing in the household. .
House of Neighborly Service (HNS) collects data to support our work. We track client progress, and guide them along their path. We use multiple assessment tools to determine their level of satisfaction. On an average, 90% of clients report on their six month update that their immediate needs had been met by receiving services at HNS. More than 60% of our clients maintained or improved their living situation on a long-term basis.
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