Neighborhood Involvement Program

A Good Idea

Description

The mission of the Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP) is to provide cost-effective and professional services to underserved populations. NIP targets residents living in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

NIP is run by a small staff and a large group of volunteers that work to help people facing issues such as limited resources, illiteracy, costly health care, emotional concerns, physical frailty and personal safety. NIP's programs include a Community Clinic which provides medical, dental, and family planning services and a Counseling Center that provides help with general mental health issues. In addition, there is a Rape and Sexual Abuse Center and various Youth and Seniors Programs.

Goal / Mission

The mission of the Neighborhood Involvement Program is to provide cost-effective and professional services to underserved populations.

Results / Accomplishments

In 2009, over 1,600 volunteers donated 54,000 hours of their time to help the Neighborhood Involvement Program. In the Community Clinic, 8,342 medical visits and 2,251 family planning visits were conducted. At the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, 1,732 people utilized the 24 Hour Crisis Line and 459 legal advocacy clients received service.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
2431 Hennepin Avenue So.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-374-3125
http://www.neighborhoodinvolve.org/
Categories
Health / Access to Health Services
Social Environment / Volunteerism & Charitable Donations
Organization(s)
Neighborhood Involvement Program and Untied Way
Date of publication
2009
Date of implementation
1968
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
For more details
http://www.neighborhoodinvolve.org/vertical/Sites/...
Target Audience
Children, Teens, Adults, Elderly, Families