Northwest Assistance Ministries

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Houston, TX   |  www.namonline.org

Mission

The mission of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is to strive to meet basic human needs through Neighbors helping Neighbors.

Ruling year info

2004

President & CEO

Mr. Les Cave

Main address

15555 Kuykendahl Road

Houston, TX 77090 USA

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EIN

76-0088702

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Meals on Wheels (K36)

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Assistance/Food/Shelter

The Assistance Program includes Emergency Basic Needs for assistance to families in temporary crisis, and Housing Assistance for aiding the homeless and for homeless prevention to keep a family from becoming homeless.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The mission of The Pediatric Health Center is to provide quality healthcare and education to children from birth through age 18 with barriers to accessing medical services. We provide primary, acute, and preventative care, vision/hearing screenings, immunizations, mental health, asthma care, case management, and referrals.

Population(s) Served

In order to assist seniors to remain in their own homes, Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to 800 home bound seniors and disabled adults each weekday. In addition, nutritional supplements are provided to frail seniors as was prescribed by their physicians. Very low income senior clients received monthly grocery deliveries to supplement their food budgets. In the Young at Heart Senior Center activities are designed to enhance socialization, physical fitness, and general well-being. NAM also provides congregate meals in their Senior Center.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

NAM's Learning Center provides instruction to students in Adult Basic Education and GED, English as a Second Language, English Literacy, Computer Training, Vocational Training, and Career Development.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

The Family Violence Center offers crisis services, peer advocacy, counseling to victims of abuse, and domestic violence education and prevention.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

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Northwest Assistance Ministries

Board of directors
as of 5/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Rodney Watson

Spring ISD

Term: 2020 - 2022

Buddy Bolt

Continental Land & Fur

Paul Nazarian

Northwoods Presbyterian Church

James Colbert

Harris COunty Department of Education

Rodney E. Watson

Spring ISD

Les Cave

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Carl T. Little

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Jenny McGown

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Gerald Napoles

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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