Neighborhood Initiatives

Neighborhood Initiatives Inc. was created in 2009 to serve the growing needs of the numerous ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia.

Many projects are under way, a number of them are listed below. Each one has a clickable link for more information.


The goal of this long-term and broad-based volunteer program now under way in Concordia  is to pair people who are struggling financially but want to become self-sufficient with “community coaches” who take part in the program with them. CLICK HERE to learn more.

web-POSTER-GardenOfHopeSign2016 marks our seventh growing season and our community gardeners are just as hopeful as ever! Look for us at the northeast corner of the Motherhouse property, or CLICK HERE to learn more.

web-150px-Reading-LogoWhat a great way to encourage literacy and learning than to bring preschool children together with “guest readers” — and then give each child a copy of the book to take home! This exciting project introduces children to wonderful stories and encourages parents to make reading together a regular part of family life. CLICK HERE for stories about past Reading with Friends programs.

web-N2N-LogoIn a downtown Concordia storefront, we welcome women and their young children — no matter what their need or circumstance. For the three Sisters of St. Joseph who founded Neighbor to Neighbor in 2009, it’s just the neighborly thing to do — and there’s never a charge for our help. CLICK HERE to learn more about this important ministry.


web-KOHP-ballThe Kansans Optimizing Health Program — or KOHP — is offered twice a year at Neighbor to Neighbor to help those struggling with a chronic health condition learn how to live more fully. CLICK HERE for a two-page PDF about the program.