Programs & Resources

Find out about all the ways NAM can Help

NAM offers many programs to assist neighbors in need.  We also offer free information and resources through the NAM website. This page includes a summary of most programs, and some downloadable resources.

For detailed information, including program eligibility and contact information, please click the title individual program to visit the program page.

NAM has allocated all rental assistance for September. If you need assistance with rent we recommend calling the United Way hotline at 2-1-1. NAM will start accepting requests for October rental assistance on September 24.

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Training & Learning Center

Get Help with ESL - GED - Job Search - Vocational Training

The Learning Center at NAM helps adults gain the necessary skills to chart a career path that will lead to financial stability. Through partnerships with Lone Star College and the Harris County Department of Education, adults can learn English, prepare to take the GED exam, take Adult Basic Education courses, and participate in vocational training programs. Classes are open to all Houston residents and are offered free of charge or at reduced cost.


Watford Nutrition Center

Food Pantry - Nutritional Services

The Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (JWNC) is a choice food pantry that operates much like a grocery store. Clients choose their own food from designated categories, including fresh produce, meat, dairy and frozen items. Through the Senior Food Program, low-income seniors also receive supplemental groceries each month. Each month, the JWNC feeds an average of 1,000 people. The JWNC gratefully receives monetary and in-kind donations from congregations, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals.


Meals on Wheels

Get help with food for homebound seniors

Meals on Wheels delivers hot, well-balanced meals to the doors of seniors and other neighbors who are homebound because of disability or illness. By supporting their nutritional needs, this program helps participants maintain or improve their health, remain independent, and stay in their homes for as long as possible. With each delivery, volunteers provide a few moments of conversation, a check on their clients’ well-being, and something for seniors to look forward to each day.


Senior Center

Get help for seniors - Events - Free Lunch - Transportation

NAM’s Fifty Plus Senior Center offers a comprehensive array of services to seniors in northwest Houston. From an exciting calendar filled with social gatherings, creative activities, physical fitness, entertainment, and trips into the city and surrounding area, it’s easy to see that seniors at Fifty Plus are anything but retiring!


Pediatric Health Center

Get help with your child’s health needs

NAM's Pediatric Health Center has been serving the community for nearly 25 years and offers high-quality medical care to children of all ages. The center provides a full range of services, from preventative care to acute care. and was recently recognized by Superior HealthPlan as a Foster Care Center of Excellence. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid, CHIP and Superior. Families without insurance pay a fee based on a sliding scale. High-quality, combined with affordability, places NAM's Pediatric Health Center among Houston's top-choice providers of pediatric care.


Family Violence Center

Get counseling or help escaping a violent relationship

The Family Violence Center is dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence by assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence through crisis intervention, long-term support services, and through community violence and awareness prevention education. NAM’s Family Violence Center (FVC) provides the resources to help clients find safe places, and offers support and the services to begin again on new paths.


Housing Services

Get help with housing - Case Management - Assessment

Housing Services at NAM provides help in a variety of ways. NAM’s Supportive Housing Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides housing subsidies and supportive services to homeless families. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program provides one month’s rent or mortgage for anyone who resides in Harris County and is unable to pay due to a sudden unexpected reduction in income or paid emergency expense There are no income restrictions for eligibility, but they must be legally responsible for the payment.


Emergency Basic Needs

Get help with Rent - Food - Clothing - other needs

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. For many, a small amount of assistance can bridge the gap and lift them to their feet so they can stand once again.