About Us

What is The Neighborhood?

The Neighborhood provides a safe, secure, clean, and convenient facility for those in need of assistance. With five nonprofit agencies serving the needy in our area, The Neighborhood aims to increase the employability of individuals and reduce the risk of homelessness for families in our region.

Contact information

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
(606) 327-5677
2516 Carter Ave.
P.O. Box 1703
Ashland, KY 41105
contact@theneighborhood-ashland.org

History

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is an organization formed to provide a facility where non-profit agencies that serve the needs of the low income individuals of the Ashland area with basic assistance. In 2002 a group of concerned residents met to discuss what they could do to provide much needed basic assistance to the less fortunate. From those initial meetings the idea of creating a centralized one-stop facility was born.

In 2004, what used to be Johnson Dairy was purchased and the work began on determining how it could be refurbished to best become the home of some of the local nonprofits that serve the low-income people of the Ashland area.

By 2007, the initial structural repairs and improvements had been accomplished, and the interior space that was to become the new home for CAReS and River Cities Harvest was completed. At that time, the initial dream had become a reality. In 2011, The Dressing Room’s new space was completed. In early 2012, Ashland Community Kitchen joined, and in 2013, Clean Start was opened.

Mission statement

To provide a safe, secure, clean, and convenient one-stop center for those in need of assistance. With multiple agencies located together in a common location, they can improve family access to services, better communicate to make sure people have what they need, make sure there is less duplication of services, and meet the future needs of the families in our area. Ultimately, we believe we can increase the employability and reduce the risk of homelessness for families in our region.