Welcoming spaces where people connect in mutually enriching ways.
Good Neighbor House is based on the “settlement house” model of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in which people who wished to serve neighborhoods moved into local buildings that became hubs of social, educational, and spiritual activity. Residents of Good Neighbor House open their home as neighbors for the community to use.
Good Neighbor House is a faith-based organization, responding to Christ’s call for us to love our neighbors as ourselves. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the “good neighbor” is the one who helps another, despite cultural differences. In one of the most diverse areas in Waco, our primary goal is to build community among all of our neighbors, as we come together to share our knowledge, experiences, and faith.
We will reopen Good Neighbor House as soon as COVID conditions allow.
Until then, we continue to respond to email and phone.
We are seeking live-in volunteers to serve an average of 7-10 hours per week in exchange for partially subsidized rent. Resident volunteers live in private quarters on site and host groups using the community rooms at 2301 Colcord Ave. Residents must be able to live and work well with others and contribute meaningfully to community living, including household upkeep or administrative work. Resident volunteers work with a team neighborhood projects in their areas of interest including the arts, urban gardening, community engagement, education, worship, etc. Applicants commit to 9-12 months of live-in service, to begin in August. For more information and an application please contact board member Heather Deal: Heather_Deal@baylor.edu
Use the Good Neighbor House
Available for private parties and events (birthdays, showers, reunions) or for events open to the public.
Office Space for Rent
Good Neighbor House is offering a small work space (50 sq. feet fits a desk, a chair or two, some closet/shelving space, 2 windows) in our main building. Access to a bathroom, kitchen, back porch with seating area, and a large waiting room if needed. Available starting August 1. The rent of $350.00 includes all utilities. Space has its own AC and heat, WiFi, and use of a coffee maker in the kitchen! Though other groups may be sharing the other rooms in the house and kitchen, it is generally quiet during the day. Plenty of street parking if needed. You will have your own entrance and your own locked door. Questions? Email Barbara @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Neighbor does not discriminate by race, gender, gender expression, ethnicity, nationality, age or sexual identity. Although we expect volunteers and board members to be Christian in order to follow our mission, activities at Good Neighbor are not restricted by religion.