Northwest Assistance Ministries is aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat in Harris County and the surrounding areas. NAM is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis and is in communication with the appropriate organizations. As always NAM’s guiding principles of Neighbors Helping Neighbors compels us to serve our community and will serve as the foundation of any decisions that may come our way.
NAM will continue to assist the community with food, medical care, and other emergency assistance.
However, due to the "Stay at Home, Work Safe Order" enforced by Harris County, we have had to postpone, cancel, or close the events and programs listed below. Please keep visiting our website or checking our social media for updates and information regarding rescheduled events and re-openings.
- Meals on Wheels
- Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (Food Pantry - Zip Code Restricted)
- Family Violence Center (24 Hour Hotline 281-885-4673)
- Pediatric Health Center
- Emergency Basic Needs
- Learning & Training Center (Classes have moved online)
- All Volunteer Orientations
- Back to School Registration
- Career Fair
- Wellness Fair
- ESL/GED Classes
- Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
- AARP Tax Aide Preparation
- AARP Safety Driving Class
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- Young at Heart Senior Center meals and activities
- NAM Resale
Thank you for your understanding and support.
If you have questions or need more information, please call (281) 885-4555.
On Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived at NAM with an 18-wheeler truck with over 40 thousand pounds of food to donate to the Joanne Watford Nutrition Center.
This is the second time that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped NAM during a time of great need. In November of last year, the congregation donated 20,000 pounds of food to help feed families during the holiday season.
Right now, during this time of public health concern the community is in need of assistance more than ever. NAM is grateful to the church for this bountiful gift that will help fill the shelves of our Nutrition Center. NAM is open to those who are struggling during these uncertain times and the generous donation from The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints will ensure that NAM can help more neighbors in need.
"We would like to thank The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for donating all of this wonderful food that will help so many in our community," said Les Cave, President & CEO of NAM. "We are eternally grateful and look forward to continuing this relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
Special thanks to the more than 70 missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who donated their time to volunteer to assist with unloading the truck and stocking the shelves in the Nutrition Center. Their dedication to the community and NAM are greatly appreciated.
NAM's Joanne Watford Nutrition Center still has shelves left to fill. More than 1,000 people visit NAM's Nutrition Center every month needing food. For more information on how you can donate to NAM, visit namonline.org or call 281-885-4555.
February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and in support of healthy dating relationships, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) called upon creative Houston area students to enter the Uniquely Artistic Creative Arts Challenge. It was a chance for Houston youth to display their creativity and talent and learn more about abuse and healthy relationships.
Middle School and High School students were asked to use their artistic abilities to create an original written, art, or performance piece that expressed their views on the characteristics of either a healthy or an unhealthy teen relationship.
The winning works from these talented students were recognized at a viewing party and reception at NAM on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The students were honored and received a certificate along with their prize. Proud family and close friends of the winners attended to share in the moment and celebrate their student’s achievement.
The writing and art pieces will be on display in NAM’s lobby through March 31, during regular business hours Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to visit NAM, located at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd, Houston, TX 77090, and admire these great works of art.
“We want to thank all of the schools, teachers, and students who participated in this art challenge,” said Sheryl Johnson, Director of NAM’s Family Violence Center. “Our hope is to educate young students so they are aware of what abuse looks like and not be ashamed to talk about it. We must help teenagers to identify what a healthy relationship looks like in order to break the cycle of violence.”
Congratulations to all of the winners from NAM’s Uniquely Artistic Creative Arts Challenge promoting Teen Dating Violence Awareness. These individuals are extremely talented and we are honored that they shared their creativity with NAM.
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITTEN:
- 1st Place – Shannon McCauley – The Memory That Follows
HIGH SCHOOL WRITTEN:
- 1st Place – Valeria Vasquez – He Never Loved Me
- 2nd Place – Mary Swift – Chamber of Gold
- 3rd Place – Angela Zhong – the battered shelter
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART:
- 1st Place – Lindey Morvan – 9 1 1
- 2nd Place – Angie Galindo – Two Faced Love
- 3rd Place – Skylar Stafford – Love and hate
HIGH SCHOOL ART:
- 1st Place – Nolan Butler – Lost In the Storm
MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE ART:
- 1st Place – Julia Coe – false love
- Caylie Hatch – TOXIC – High School Written
- Johanna Prisk – The Witness – High School Written
- Alyne Gonzales – The causes of being damaged – Middle School Art
- Tanvi Khandekar – A Day of Heartbreak – High School Written
- Reece Geserick – ‘walls’ – High School Written
- Sarah Hyde – Written Down - High School Written
- Addison Hollan – The broken Planet stands strong - Middle School Art
- Alina Banos – Lovely – Middle School Art
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. In the fiscal year 2018-2019, the FVC received more than 5,950 calls to the hotline and provided ongoing services to another 422 individuals. They guided victims through a crisis 5,291 times and created 3,322 safety plans, customized to each person’s situation. They also offer year-round programs, workshops and different events that bring awareness to the domestic violence problem in the area. If you or anyone you know needs help please call our 24 hour Family Violence hotline at (281) 885-HOPE (4673) or toll-free at (888) 750-HOPE (4673).Read more