Neighbors Helping Neighbors

NAM Gives Blessings For More Than 1,000 Families In A Single Day

Friday was the first day of blessing over 1,000 families at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), and the blessings will continue on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Dozens of volunteers turned out to help distribute gifts and food to the families who registered for NAM’s Holiday Food and Toy Project, along with State Representative, Sam Harless, who came to offer support for NAM’s efforts. “This is a huge undertaking, and we’re grateful for all of the volunteers […]

Beat The Heat Food Giveaway

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will host a drive-thru food giveaway on Saturday, September 17, 2022, and will begin distributing food, along with fans, from the Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (JWNC), located on the right side of NAM’s building at 15555 Kuykendahl Road at 8 a.m. This distribution is open to the public, with enough food to serve an estimated 400 families. Fresh fruit and vegetables, along with non-perishable foods will be distributed on a first […]

Nam Bowl-A-Thon – A Lucky Strike For Neighbors In Need

More than 80 bowlers turned out to participate in Northwest Assistance Ministries’ (NAM’s) first-ever Bowling for Neighbors Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, 2022, at iT’Z Family Food & Fun – Willowbrook. The bowl-a-thon raised nearly $14,000 to help support NAM’s Survival Over Summer campaign. Summer can be a very difficult time for Houston-area residents, and as a result, NAM sees a 50% increase in need for services. The break from school […]

NAM’s Learning & Vocational Training Center Announces Schedule For Fall Classes

Northwest Assistance Ministries’ (NAM’s) Learning and Vocational Training Center has released its Fall schedule of adult educational offerings to empower neighbors to seek new job opportunities and achieve financial independence. Certification programs offered include Centralized Sterile Process Technician (CPST), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Phlebotomy, and Forklift/OSHA10 certification. The training center also offers computer training and GED and ESL classes. Services are provided for individuals living below the Federal Poverty Level, and some scholarships are available […]

Bowling To Help Neighbors In Need

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will host its first ever Bowling for Neighbors Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, 2022, at iT’Z Family Food & Fun – Willowbrook, located at 18355 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, Texas, 77070. Start times will be announced soon online. The Bowling for Neighbors Bowl-a-Thon is part of NAM’s Survival Over Summer fundraising campaign. Summer can be a difficult time for Houston-area residents, as the break from school means families […]

Free Food Fair Hosted By Hosanna Lutheran In Partnership With NAM

Hosanna Lutheran Church, in partnership with Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), will host a drive-thru food fair on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church campus located at 16526 Ella Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77090. NAM’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables, along with non-perishable foods through the Houston Food Bank and Common Market makes this food distribution possible.  Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis as […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Offers Resources To Help Teens In Abusive Relationships

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) and the Family Violence Center (FVC) at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is working to help teens recognize the signs of abusive behavior in dating relationships and know what to do if they see or experience it. This year’s TDVAM theme, chosen by Love is Respect, a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, is “Talk About It,” and encourages conversations with young people about what constitutes healthy […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Blesses Local Families With Holiday Food And Gifts

After a donation deadline extension and a lot of help from the community, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) was able to meet its goal of providing three toys for each of the 5,000 children registered to receive gifts through NAM’s annual Season of Blessings campaign. The Season of Blessings campaign, which consists of two distributions, one at Thanksgiving and another in December, supplies local families with staples needed to prepare holiday meals, complete with a turkey, […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Provides Thanksgiving Meals To Local Families

Saturday was a busy day at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) as volunteers and staff distributed food to prepare Thanksgiving dinners to 1,400 families in northwest Houston. This was the first of two distributions in NAM’s annual Holiday Blessings campaign. Families received all the staples necessary to prepare an entire Thanksgiving feast, complete with a turkey, vegetables, side dishes, and dessert. The second distribution will take place in December and include groceries for a second full […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Prepares For Distribution Of Holiday Food And Toys

This holiday season Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will bless 1,500 families with food and provide toys for 5,000 children. The goal for NAM’s annual Holiday Food/Toy Distribution is to supply local families in need with gifts for their children and staples necessary for preparing holiday meals. Ingredients for a full holiday meal, complete with a turkey, is provided at Thanksgiving and a second full meal is provided in December. Registration to receive food and toys […]