The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia in DeLand, Fla., began in 1969. The original founders saw a need to help the hungry and the homeless in our community, and that vision continues today.
In 1970, the Neighborhood Center Board bought an old house at 434 S. Woodland Blvd. -- the same location at which our house still stands. Over the years, the Neighborhood Center gradually expanded its services, establishing a thrift shoppe to provide clothing, furniture and household items; assisting families in crisis with rent and utilities; temporary housing for working adults; and transitional housing for families; and a thriving food pantry stocked by donations from the community.
The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia in DeLand has, for the past 40 years, aimed to be an organization that is flexible and responsive to the needs of West Volusia residents.
After all this time, our mission remains the same: to feed the hungry, house the homeless and prevent homelessness through rent and utility assistance.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER'S MISSION
To feed the hungry, house the homeless and prevent homelessness in DeLand and West Volusia County.
OUR VALUE STATEMENT
We will serve those in need with respect and integrity in an effort to give hope to those in need.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
Our vision is to be an integral part of the collaborative efforts to serve the homeless, to feed the hungry and to prevent homelessness in DeLand and West Volusia County.