Recruits and trains volunteers to provide a broad range of services to youth and families throughout the greater East St. Louis community. Volunteers from the AmeriCorps Program provide Educational Advocacy Services, Tutoring, Computer Technology Training, and other support to youth in District 189 and to a broad range of faith-based and public after-school programs throughout St. Clair and Madison Counties. AmeriCorps volunteers also operate the Neighborhood House Food Pantry which services more than 5,000 people every month and provides support services to Homeless Men and Women in the greater East St. Louis community. The volunteers work in more than 50 different sites and serve more than 2,500 children, youth and adults.

Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Located at the Trinity Outreach Center. 

Community Youth Employment Program (CYEP)

Provides eligible youth with educational enhancement opportunities, full and part-time job placements, and case management services to include life skills, counseling and work readiness for both in-school and out-of-school youth. Assistance with basic needs such as housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, legal support, and connection to the community is provided.

Food Pantry Service

The Food Pantry, located in Washington Park, provides food boxes, clothing, household appliances, personal hygiene items and much more. In addition, the Food Pantry refers clients to other departments at the agency when additional assistance is needed. The Pantry provides Nutritional Education, Snap Education, Well Care for the Veterans and Seniors and an opportunity for Community Service work.


Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House provides services in Employment & Family Support in four primary areas: 


TANF Job Placement Program serves as a service-based program offering two types of services to its clients: one geared towards job seekers and the other towards employers looking to hire job ready employees. Services include job readiness, job placement and job retention services for TANF recipients referred over by DHS. Staff assists clients with building resumes, registering for school and conducting meaningful job search and employer outreach. Clients have access to the agency resource lab to complete applications, engage with employers and meet with the Job developer who often serves as a middle man in the hiring process by interviewing TANF recipients to find suitable places of employment.

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  •  Funded by the Department of Human Services. Located at 1200 N 13th Street.