Summer can be a difficult time for Houston-area residents. The break from school means in addition to incurring extra childcare expenses, families also lose the free meals provided at school. Seniors on fixed incomes often must choose between buying food and running air conditioning to ward off the sweltering summer heat. During the summer months NAM sees a 50% increase in requests for food assistance.

There’s good news, though. This year when you make a cash contribution to the Survival Over Summer (SOS) campaign your donation will double!

A generous donor has agreed to match $1 for $1 up to $50,000 when you donate to NAM by April 30.

You can also gather friends, neighbors and co-workers to collect food for NAM. However you choose to help, your gift will make a difference for neighbors in need!

Help your neighbors in need Survive Over Summer!

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is extremely grateful for all the contributions made to the Relief for Neighbors efforts. To date, NAM has assisted more than 10,000 individuals with more than $1.1 million in Relief Funds from generous neighbors like you. Your donations have helped supply families impacted by Hurricane Harvey with:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene Products
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Utility Bills
  • Home Repairs
  • Furniture
  • Car Repair/Replacement
  • Business Equipment
  • Case Management Services

This is in addition to the abundance of in-kind donations of food, clothing, and other household goods received.

Thank you so very much for your support!

NAM is also the proud recipient of grant funding from a variety of businesses, foundations, the United Way and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (HHRF). The grants from the HHRF, established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and managed by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), supply recipients with funds to be used to provide programs and/or services to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

**If you are in need of Disaster Relief Assistance, the first step is to complete a Relief Assistance Application and submit supporting documents to determine eligibility. Required documents include:

  • Completed Relief Application – English Application / Spanish Application
  • Photo ID
  • FEMA registration number
  • Proof of disaster impact (e.g., letters from FEMA, insurance, or the Red Cross stating there was damage to property or possessions; past lease for rental properties – NAM will call to confirm damages to rental unit)
  • Proof of income prior to the hurricane (pay-stubs)

You can email any questions you may have, along with your application and supporting documents to

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (281) 885-4593.

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. During Fiscal Year 2016/2017, NAM touched the lives of more than 129,000 people through its many programs and services.