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Speaking on Business: Neighborhood House

The goal for Neighborhood House is to keep families in need employed by providing a place their loved ones will be safely taken care of.

Chris Redgrave Apr 5, 2019


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

You could say Neighborhood House in Salt Lake City came before its time when in 1894 founder Emma McVicker recognized the need for affordable day care before there was research on the impact. Now it’s one of the top three economic barriers low-income families face. Neighborhood House started as a free kindergarten and has been serving Salt Lake’s west side community for 125 years and remains a great example of the public and private sector coming together.

The goal for Neighborhood House is to keep families in need employed by providing a place their loved ones will be safely taken care of, with programs for kids and aging or disabled adults. They operate a nationally-accredited preschool, after-school and summer programs for kids 15 months to 12 years old, serving an average of 400 kids every year. Neighborhood House is building a new 57,000 square foot facility that expands capacity, so they can help 100 more families every year.

Director Sarah Scott heads up the Adult Day Services program at Neighborhood House, which was among the first adult day care centers in the U.S. and continues to provide daily care and caregiver respite for low-income families. Individualized care plans include daily activities, meals and outings to keep your loved one engaged.

For more information, visit www.nhutah.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Neighborhood House
1050 W 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
801-363-4593

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