About the Emergency Basic Needs Program
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s a job loss, a health crisis, or the loss of a spouse; other times a natural disaster impacts entire neighborhoods.
No matter the cause, the Emergency Basic Needs program at NAM stands ready to provide temporary assistance, assessments, and referrals so neighbors can get back on their feet.
The EBN program provides a variety of emergency help including food, clothing, prescriptions, gasoline vouchers, bus tokens, and financial help with rent or mortgage. Families can also qualify to receive school supplies, as well as holiday food and toys. (NAM’s EBN program does not provide assistance with utility bills – for help with utilities, please call the United Way Help Line at 2-1-1.)
A satellite office of Harris County Social Services is also located at NAM for the convenience of NAM’s clients. You will need to contact HCSS at (713) 696-7900 to schedule an appointment.
EBN strives to provide the best, most strategic help to those facing a crisis. For many, a small amount of assistance can bridge the gap and lift them to their feet so they can stand once again.
The Assistance Program accepts clients living in the following 18 zip code areas: 77014, 77032, 77038, 77050, 77060, 77064, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77073, 77086, 77090, 77373, 77379, 77388 and 77389.
If someone does not reside within those ZIP codes, NAM staff members refer the individual to the neighboring agency that serves the area where he or she resides.