Northwest Assistance Ministries

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 […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Is Giving Holiday Blessings

On Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17, 2022, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is spreading holiday cheer by distributing supplies to prepare entire holiday meals to 400 pre-registered local families, and providing gifts for nearly 5,000 children. Throughout the past few months, NAM has been collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys in the range of approximately $25 per gift for ages 0-12. Generous toy donations have come from the individuals in the community and local […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries To Provide Thanksgiving Dinner For Local Families

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is distributing supplies to prepare entire Thanksgiving dinners, including turkeys, to 400 pre-registered local families. Nearly one-third of Houstonians, almost half of which are children, are facing food insecurities, a rate that is 4% higher than the national average. As food insecurity and grocery costs continue to rise, nonprofits struggle to provide relief. The Houston Food Bank, which partners with NAM and other local pantries, is […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Recieves Generous Donation To Kick Off Annual Holiday Toy Drive

The holiday spirit arrived early for Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) this year. As NAM ramps up for its annual Season of Blessings Holiday Toy Drive, a generous and unexpected donation of hundreds of toys from Lesley and Dennis Green of Greens Remote Toys arrived to get them started. This holiday season NAM aims to collect more than 15,000 toys to bless more than 1,000 families with gifts. The goal for NAM’s annual Holiday Food/Toy Distribution […]

Benefit Concert Featuring Lonestar

Northwest Assistance Ministries’ (NAM’S) Jeans & Jewels is kicking off its annual series of events with a pre-gala benefit concert featuring Grammy-nominated and CMA-winning Country music group LONESTAR on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Dosey Doe – The Big Barn, in The Woodlands. This private event, selling limited tickets to the public, includes a seated dinner in the cozy venue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m., followed by the concert […]

NAM Gives Away Food And Fans

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) hosted a drive-thru food giveaway distributing food, along with fans, to help Houstonians beat the heat. Fresh fruit and vegetables, along with non-perishable foods, were distributed to 400 families on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to food, the first 200 families received fans to help keep cool, courtesy of TXU Energy and Jarvis Johnson, State Representative, District 139. “We’re always glad to help any way […]

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’s Seeking Submissions For Domestic Violence Awareness Month Art Exhibit

Northwest Assistance Ministries’ (NAM’s) Family Violence Center (FVC) is looking for local artists to participate in an Art Exhibit by submitting a piece of artwork that is symbolic to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The theme is “Sanctuary,” and artists are encouraged to utilize the color purple, due to its association with DVAM. Submissions will be displayed at Willowbrook Mall beginning October 3. The art pieces will be moved to the Pearl Fincher Museum of […]

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 […]