ABOUT US

MISSION & VISION

Mission

Good Neighbor Settlement House, Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-service agency dedicated to assisting the needy men, women, and children of Brownsville through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, showers, and support services. 

Core Values

Good Neighbor Settlement House exists to provide help, hope, and opportunity to men, women, and children in need. Services are offered to the near homeless and homeless in our community. 

 

  1. We believe that all services are to be provided with good manner, cordial attitude, and respect. Non-judgmental attitudes are to be displayed. 

  2. We believe that addictions can be overcome through prayer, medical treatment and deep, abiding, healthy relationships. 

  3. We believe that homelessness can be a temporary condition and that, when desired, can be overcome with personal healing, educational assistance, housing, and employment.

 

Vision

Good Neighbor Settlement House, Inc. strives to be a leader and partner with the Cameron County Homeless Coalition members who provide for the poor, restore the addicted, and eliminate homelessness. We view everyone as an individual of worth and dignity. Our vision is to help individuals and families overcome addictions and homelessness to become physically and mentally healthy; educationally equipped to participate in society and sustain housing; and encouraged to create relationships of love and services to others.

 
 

HOW IT ALL STARTED

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Good Neighbor Settlement House was established in 1953 by the First United Methodist Church in Brownsville, Texas.
It was created to provide basic services to the Buena Vida neighborhood, the poorest neighborhood in Brownsville.
As Brownsville evolved, a growing homeless population meant that many men and women were on the streets. Good Neighbor Settlement House has expanded its role to include serving the hungry and the homeless population of Brownsville.

STAFF

Astrid Dominguez
Executive Director

Belinda Bradford
Assistant Director

Larry Reser
Accountant

Rosario Garcia
Data Program Assistant
 

Nancy Gutierrez
Kitchen Manager

Rosie Garcia
Maintenance

Jose Carlos Torres
Maintenance

Alvaro Sosa
Maintenance Manager

John Rodriguez
Director of Client Services 
 
Victor Alvarez
Case Manager
 
Alejandra Mederos
Case Manager
 
Jose Ibarra
Food Bank Manager

Kassandra Amador

Food Bank Assistant

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ASTRID DOMINGUEZ:

 

 

We are a community united to end homelessness, one person at a time.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Nancy Dimas

President

Project Dignity Legal Team

Catholic Charities – RGV

 

Sergio Cordova

Vice President

Lead Educational Diagnostician

with Brownsville ISD

 

Elizabeth Bernus

Treasurer

CPA

 

Martha Warburton

Secretary

Texas Southmost College  

 

MEMBERS

Gisela Rizzo Cardenas

Director of Business Development

Interventional Orthopedics Regenexx    

 

Aaron Rendon

Attorney

         

Elizabeth Chavez

Judicial Analyst

Cameron County

 

Jaime Lucio

Small Business Owner

 

Daniel Elkin  

Professor