HIGH POINT COMMUNITY
History of High Point
Community Green Features
Living at High Point
In addition to Neighborhood House services and our partner services within the High Point Center, there are a multitude of agencies and programs in the surrounding community that are critical to the overall success of our work.
Neighborhood House was careful not to duplicate services already offered in the community. Planning began years ago to make sure the High Point Center is a crucial piece in completing the service puzzle for what types of programs are needed in West Seattle’s High Point community.
Neighborhood House is committed to working with the following agencies to combat poverty and empowering the residents of High Point.
Seattle Housing Authority
Established 70 years ago, Seattle Housing Authority provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to tens of thousands of people every year in the city of Seattle. The agency owns and operates buildings on more than 400 sites throughout the city, and owns the majority of the land in High Point.
Neighborcare Health is the leading provider of primary medical and dental care to low-income and uninsured patients in Seattle. Each year they care for 46,000 people at 17 medical, dental and school-based clinics. Neighborcare Health runs both a medical clinic and a dental clinic across the street from the High Point Library, two blocks from the High Point Center.
West Seattle Food Bank
Since 1981, the West Seattle Food Bank has worked to eliminate hunger in West Seattle — providing food and other basic supplies, plus education and referral services to neighbors in need. In addition to providing food, the food bank also works to eliminate the root causes of hunger by educating clients on nutrition, generating public awareness of hunger and coordinating a range of community services for clients. The food bank is located two blocks from the High Point Center.
SafeFutures Youth Center
The mission of SafeFutures Youth Center (SFYC) is to create a caring extended family atmosphere at a center that provides the highest quality services, in order to fully develop the potential of everyone who enters through our doors.
Open Space Association
The Open Space Assocation maintains the parks, open spaces and natural drainage system within High Point.
High Point Neighborhood Association
The High Point Neighborhood Association works to create a sense of community, plan neighborhood events and address common concerns in the High Point neighborhood.
Home Owner's Association
The Home Owner's Association meets regularly to discuss issues of ownership, including architectural control and collective maintenance.
High Point Library
The High Point branch opened in 2004 and is part of the Seattle Public Library system. It is located two blocks from the High Point Center.
Seattle Parks and Rec: High Point Community Center
The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department runs the High Point Community Center. The center features a large gymnasium and offers recreational programming for all ages, including youth sports, piano lessons, yoga, a Teen Center, a toddler drop-in program and after-school care for grades K-5.
High Point Market Garden
Seattle Market Gardens connects local customers with high-quality, farm-fresh, organic produce that is grown by farmers right here in the city. During the growing season from June through October, they provide weekly deliveries of farm-fresh organic produce. The High Point Market Garden is one of their pick-up locations and is located one block from the High Point Center.
Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Gardens
The Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Program, in conjunction with the nonprofit P-Patch Trust, provides 68 gardens for residents throughout Seattle. Programs at the P-Patch’s include community gardening and youth gardening, with an emphasis on low-income and immigrant populations and youth. Supporting a strong environmental ethic, the P-Patch Program only allows organic gardening. The High Point P-Patch is located in Commons Park, adjacent to the High Point Center.
West Seattle Helpline
The West Seattle Helpline is dedicated to helping members of the West Seattle community by providing information, referrals and limited financial assistance.
Bridge Park Retirement Living
Bridge Park offers market-rate, independent retirement living across the street from the High Point Center.
Providence Elizabeth House
Located down the street from the High Point Center, Elizabeth House provides secure and affordable housing for low-income seniors living independently in a friendly and caring atmosphere.