The Neighborhood Hub was originally established in 2005 as a One-Stop Family Support Center, serving fifty North Minneapolis individuals and families who have people with disabilities; with special attention to people of color and those living in poverty. The program was initially financed through Family Support 360 from the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) and the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. By having a consistent presence of culturally competent staff, the “One Stop”, now the Hub, carved out a niche of serving North Minneapolis families in a culturally responsive way.
At The Neighborhood Hub, our mission is to be a beacon of holistic transformation that fosters a healthy African American community through competent navigation services, leadership development and advocacy.
A mixture of compassion and accountability are core values at the Hub. Our goal is to support families to become stable, productive and healthy. We assist families in meeting their basic needs through navigation services; and we further promote a healthy, active lifestyle through our Healthy Life Initiative. Through a combination of direct service, educational opportunities, as well as policy initiatives focused on the Social Determinants of Health, the Hub seeks to improve the Hub seeks to improve the conditions in North Minneapolis neighborhoods so all people can thrive.