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.
April 2020: The Good Neighbor House is closed, observing recommendations for sheltering in place from the City of Waco and the Waco-McLennan Public Health District (link). However, we are responding to email and phone.
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 @ email@example.com.
Good Neighbor does not discriminate by race, gender, gender expression, ethnicity, nationality, age or sexual identity. Although we expect settlers and board members to be Christian in order to follow our mission, activities at Good Neighbor are not restricted by religion.