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.


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.


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

Board of Directors

Gloria Contreras Edin (Chair), Owner and Managing Attorney, Contreras Edin & Associates, PLLC
Juliette Francis (Immediate Past Chair), Vice President, Human Resources, Science Museum of Minnesota
Scott Nugent (Vice Chair), System Analyst, Thomson Reuters
Deborah Engfer (Secretary/Treasurer), Branch Manager, MidWestOne Bank
Dave Paton, VP Financial Consultant, Oak Ridge Financial
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
Sandra Lee Perez, Owner, Mi Familia Child Care Center
Jaime Witte, SAP Program Director, Patterson Companies
Leesa Soderlind, Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The Neighbors Board of Directors meets every other month on the second Monday beginning 5 p.m.
Meetings are held at Neighbors, Inc.

Click here for a copy of our annual report.