Pineville Neighbors Place is a non-profit established in 2016 to serve those struggling with poverty and homelessness. Even though Pineville is a growing and trendy community, there is a significant number of working poor who need help. Our services are available to anyone living in the 28134 zip code or have students at Pineville and Sterling Elementary schools.
Our vision is to eliminate financial insecurities, support economic mobility and promote a healthy community despite social disparities that exist today.
The mission of Pineville Neighbors Place is to
connect our neighbors affected by financial insecurity to available services,
empower our neighbors to make life sustaining choices and
unify the community of Pineville.
Pineville Neighbors Place provides three areas of support on a day-to-day basis to fulfill our mission and work towards our vision.
History Of Pineville Neighbors Place
Pineville Neighbors Place was founded in March 2016 by three best friends: Jane Shutt, Mary Jo Patterson, and Kathryn Jenkins. They met weekly, visited shelters and other organizations like Crisis Assistance Ministry to formalize what services they wanted to offer. Pineville Neighbors Place became an official 501c3 in September of 2016. Jane worked part time at Pineville UMC as they built Pineville Neighbors over the next year. Then Jane decided to take a leap of faith and be full-time with PNP while Mary Jo and Kathryn became Board members.
In September of 2017 Jane worked out of her home and met people at schools, apartment complexes and churches. By 2018, PNP had its own offices where clients could come in and seek assistance. It was a small house on the corner of Industrial Blvd and N Polk Street. Fast forward a couple of years and we moved into our current location at 561 N Polk Street.
Under Jane’s leadership, in the first seven years Pineville Neighbors helped 1000s of neighbors with financial assistance, food assistance and access to other fundamental services and community events. Jane retired in April of 2023 and we welcomed Staci McBride as our new Executive Director.
From left to right: Mary Jo, Jane, Kathryn