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KIDREACH is officially back open for the 2019-2020 school year. Now located back at Hilltop House on 460 S College Ave in Valparaiso, this free after school program is open to any child living in the Hilltop neighborhood! A full dinner is served every night for all at 6 PM followed by tutoring, a new college mentoring program, and then students can enjoy our STEM computer lab, new video gaming club, new board games, arts and crafts projects and some outside play on our playground! This 100% free program offers a safe alternative for children right in their own neighborhood. It was great to see some familiar and new faces tonight. Join us again tomorrow and every weekday night from 6-8 PM. Parent permission is required to attend. So stop on by and sign up for another great year on the hill!! Call 219-477-4222 and ask for Kim B to sign up!! Children must be school aged to attend! ...

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A Valuable Resource for Families
Throughout Valparaiso

A place to learn, a place to grow, a place to belong.


Hilltop Neighborhood House has offered many valuable resources for children and families throughout the Valparaiso community since 1995.

With an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” as the inspiration behind the creation of this facility, the focus of Hilltop is to provide quality care and education for all children. We serve families from diverse backgrounds and celebrate that each child is unique. By offering individualized care and education, we help every child develop a healthy self-respect, an appreciation and respect for others, and the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical skills that will help every child flourish and develop a lifetime love of learning.

Early Childhood Education Program

Hilltop’s Early Childhood Education Program provides full-time, year-round care and education to children ages six weeks through five years. Our Paths to Quality participating program is unique in that we not only encourage diversity, we thrive on it.

Hilltop is a licensed registered ministry with a unique twist. We are the only ministry program to be a private preschool with the Indiana Department of Education, IDOE. All children at Hilltop are evaluated regularly using the observationally-based assessment, ISTAR, Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting. This rating instrument has been developed by the IDOE and gives parents periodic reports of their child’s skill-building for kindergarten. Hilltop can then measure deliverables throughout their future academic success.

Hilltop Food Pantry, Shelves Stocked with Food

Hilltop Food Pantry

The Hilltop Food Pantry partners with several local community organizations to help us serve approximately 1000 food insecure individuals per month, year round. At holidays, food baskets are prepared for needy families to provide festive holiday meals. Coats, hats, and gloves are provided, along with other warm clothing, during the cold winter months. School supplies and vouchers for new shoes are provided in September for children going back to school. Nutrition classes are also offered for adults and families.

Donations are always needed.


KIDREACH is home to our ever-growing free after-school program. Children from the Hilltop neighborhood come to KIDREACH directly from school to participate in various projects and activities. Activities include: Title 1 Tutoring, free meals, and access to a state-of-the-art STEM Computer Lab, arts and crafts, and various social recreation activities.

Walt's Place Kids

Hilltop Neighborhood House continues to build on the services and success that we’ve achieved throughout the years, celebrating children, our valuable volunteers, and you – a member of our community!