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About Us

Providing neighborly assistance since 1972

Neighbors, Inc is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization located in South St. Paul MN, providing emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs to low-income community members in the northern Dakota County communities of Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale. Tax ID # 41-1360294.

Vision

All people who live in northern Dakota County will have access to the supportive services necessary to live hopeful, independent, self-sufficient lives in which their basic needs are met and they are productive members of their communities.

Mission

With the help of its volunteers, Neighbors, Inc. will strive to reduce poverty, promote self-sufficiency, and build community.

Board of Directors

Juliette Francis (Chair), Vice President, Human Resources, Science Museum of Minnesota
Gloria Contreras Edin (Vice Chair), Owner and Managing Attorney, Contreras Edin & Associates, PLLC
Deborah Engfer (Secretary), Branch Manager, MidWestOne Bank
Jodee Paape (Treasurer), CPA, Nelson CPAs, LLC
Dave Paton (Past Chair), VP Financial Consultant,RBC Wealth Management
Holly Ekwochi, Student
Katie Estes, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Stacia Hamilton, Program Trainer Specialist and Intake Team Lead, Dakota County Social Services
Marlene Kazmierczak, Volunteer, Neighbors, Inc.
Gwendolyn Labovitch, Customer Service Representative, Ecolab
Scott Nugent, System Analyst, Thomson Reuters
Sandra Lee Perez, Owner, Mi Familia Child Care Center
Leesa Soderlind, Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dan Warner, Attorney, Warner Law Offices
Jaime Witte, SAP Program Director, Patterson Companies

Introduction to Neighbors – Video

You can download our 2015 Annual Report here.