Good Neighbor House offers
welcoming spaces where people connect
in mutually enriching ways.
Good Neighbor House is based on the “settlement house” model of the early 20th century, in which people who wished to serve neighborhoods moved into local buildings that became hubs of social, educational, and spiritual activity. Residents – called “settlers” – of Good Neighbor House open their home as neighbors for the needs of the community.
Good Neighbor House is a faith-based settlement house, based on 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 in need, 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.