Northwest Assistance Ministries

Northwest Assistance Ministries Urgently In Need Of Toy Donations

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is urgently in need of toy donations to distribute to local families in need in the second round of its annual Holiday Blessings campaign. Each year NAM supplies 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, vegetables, side dishes and dessert, are provided at Thanksgiving and a second full meal is provided in […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Seeking Toy Donations And Volunteers To Help With Second Round Of Holiday Distribution

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is in need of toy donations and volunteers to assist with its annual Holiday Blessings campaign. Each year NAM supplies 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, vegetables, side dishes and dessert, are provided at Thanksgiving and a second full meal is provided in December, along with toys for families with children. […]

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 […]

NAM Hosts Wreath Ceremony in Observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) stands with the victims and survivors of Domestic Violence. With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NAM will host a Wreath Ceremony in the lobby, prompting our clients and visitors to adorn the wreath with a ribbon. The butterfly ribbons will symbolize the many domestic violence stories of those in our community. A moment of silence is encouraged while participating, as well as sharing a picture to social media- utilizing the hashtags #YouAreNOTAlone and #NAMhelps. “NAM’s […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Food Fair Provided Food for 600 Families

The Northwest Assistance Ministries Food Fair provided food for 600 families within our community on September 3, 2021. With a team comprised of NAM’s full staff and over 20 volunteers, NAM placed boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other necessities to more than 50 pounds for each client that participated in the drive-thru giveaway. The food giveaway was made possible through our partnership with the Common Market and Houston Food Bank, generously supplying enough food […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries to host one of the largest food giveaways in the area

Northwest Assistance Ministries is set to host one of the largest food giveaways in the area in over a year! On September 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., clients of NAM participating in the giveaway will receive more than 50 pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh fruits, and vegetables. NAM plans to help up to 1,000 families within the community through the drive-thru food donation. The economic downturn brought by the pandemic has left many in […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries makes Behavioral Health one of its Priorities

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) has placed Behavioral Health as one of its priorities to assist the needs of our clients. Candace Runaas, the Director of Behavioral Health, has been hired to share her expertise with the organization and the Northwest Houston community moving forward. Runaas was formally trained at Our Lady of the Lake University and obtained her Masters of Psychology. She has extensive experience with non-profits that supported Central Houston, allowing her to gain […]

NAM, Harris County and other Program Partners Provide Rental Assistance to Residents Affected by COVID-19

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is working with Harris County and other program partners to provide emergency rental assistance to Houston Harris county residents financially impacted by COVID-19. We can assist individuals who have currently fallen behind on three or more months of rent by submitting an application. You may qualify for the program if: You will earn less than $99,000 thisyear Qualified for an income stimulus check thisyear Unable to make full rent payment due […]

February Dedicated as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Today is the first day of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)!  Each year, the entire month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about Teen Dating Violence (TDV). This month, which is honored nation-wide, is essentially a call to action to shatter the silence and engage in difficult conversations. Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) in conjunction with our Family Violence Center, is pleased to share with you our 2021 TDVAM Toolkit (please see attached). In […]