Immediately following the storm, with the help of neighbors here and all across the U.S., NAM was able to complete PHASE I of its Relief for Neighbors Initiative by providing emergency food, clothing, cleaning items, bedding, hygiene items, baby formula, diapers, etc. to more than 6,000 neighbors in need. NAM has now transitioned to PHASE II, which focuses on providing long-term relief assistance.


With monetary donations and the help of trained volunteer caseworkers, NAM is assessing interim needs for seniors, the disabled and families with young children for:
Shelter Assistance
Rapid Rehousing
Medical Needs
Employment assistance
and a host of other basic needs to help families stabilize after the storm.

Flood-Related Relief Assistance is available on a walk-in basis, up to 25 families per day, first-come, first-served. No appointment is necessary. 


Vocational Training – many have lost their jobs permanently and find themselves having to explore new fields of opportunity.
Behavioral Health is extremely critical after a disaster of this magnitude. Many of the families NAM is serving have rebuilt two or more times in less than a decade.



VOLUNTEER – sign up here.


NAM has been assisting families and individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey by providing various resources on the road to recovery. NAM is calling on volunteers within the community to assist with such efforts in programs like Meals on Wheels, Assistance, NAM Resale, and the Joanne Watford Nutrition Center, as these programs are desperately short on volunteers.

**The Assistance Department is in great need of volunteers to conduct Flood Relief Assessments.**

In the mornings, Volunteers are needed to assist with:

  • Delivering meals to seniors and disabled adults in the community through our Meals on Wheels Program
  • Sorting and stocking food donations in the Joanne Watford Nutrition Center (food pantry)
  • Assistance interviewers to determine the needs of individuals and families to provide resources to those seeking assistance

Volunteers are needed in the afternoons to assist with:

  • Moving and unloading drop-off donations at the Nutrition Center and NAM Resale
  • Sorting and stocking donations at the Nutrition Center and NAM Resale
  • Assistance interviewers to determine the needs of individuals and families to provide resources to those seeking assistance

To Volunteer:

  • You MUST be 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult – under 18 must have a completed parent permission form.
  • Volunteers MUST complete a volunteer application prior to serving and have a photo ID- application is subject to a background check.

To sign up, click here.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at NAM, please contact Community Relations Coordinator, Courtney Frost-Tadlock at (281) 885-4604 or email


Flood-Related Relief Assistance is taking walk-ins only, up to 25 per day, first come, first served. No appointment is needed.

Northwest Assistance Ministries
15555 Kuykendahl Road
Houston, Texas 77090-3651

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. In the last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 114,000 people through its many programs and services. If you are in need of assistance, the first step is to call the Assistance line at (281) 583-5600 to schedule an appointment for an interview.

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