Helping people help themselves

SERVING THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS IN BROWNSVILLE, TX
SINCE 1953

WHO WE ARE

MEET OUR CURRENT STAFF AND LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE GOT STARTED

WHAT WE DO

LEARN ABOUT THE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS WE OFFER TO OUR COMMUNITY

LATEST NEWS

WINNER OF THE 2020 TEXAS HOMELESS NETWORK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

LEARN ABOUT US

Good Neighbor Settlement House is a nonprofit, multi-service agency dedicated to assisting the needy men, women, and children of Brownsville, TX through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, showers, and support services. At GNSH, we serve our community through a variety of ways:

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SOUP KITCHEN

We provide 3 nutritious meals per day Monday through Friday to anyone in the Brownsville community at no cost, as well as snack bags. In 2020, we served 70,044 meals.

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RESPITE PROGRAM

We offer respite to those those seeking asylum after being released by Custom Border Patrol (CPB) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by providing basic needs like a hot meal, showers, a bed, and helpful resources.

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CLIENT SERVICES

We aim to improve the individual’s
housing, health status, and social support network. We assist in areas such as: resume building, applying for benefits, case management, and job search. 

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MESA LLENA FOOD BANK

Mesa Llena is a Community Food Project of Good Neighbor Settlement House. It is a client choice pantry providing a variety of food options with access to fresh produce and healthy food choices for the homeless in the Downtown Brownsville and Buena Vida neighborhood.

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HYGIENE PROGRAM

We provide hygiene kits and access to showers and laundry services because we believe that no one should be denied access to proper hygiene because of their housing situation.

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OFFICE RESOURCES

120 clients claim the GNSH as their mailing address. Homeless clients have a place to receive their mail, use a phone/copy & fax machine, and receive English to Spanish translation services.

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MEDICAL SERVICES

Dr. Kazim Hussain and his medical staff offer free consultations every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. 

I NEED HELP

IF YOU ARE NEEDING ASSISTANCE AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE PART IN OUR PROGRAMS

I WANT TO HELP

IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP US HELP OTHERS, BECOME A GNSH VOLUNTEER

A SNAPSHOT OF 2020

70,044

MEALS WERE PROVIDED

4,465

SHOWERS WERE TAKEN

917

VOLUNTEERS

7,784

CHANGES OF CLOTHES PROVIDED

4,436

VOLUNTEER

HOURS

135

DOCTORS VISITS

115

LOADS OF LAUNDRY WASHED

 

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