About Us

NAM is a nonprofit, community-based, multi-program social service agency that strives to supply basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The organization was formed by 10 Covenant Congregations who agreed to set aside their theological differences and pool their resources in a manner to better serve community needs. Today, NAM is supported by more than 40 congregations, 18 Service Partner organizations and more than 140 business Community Partners. NAM has served north and northwest Harris County since 1983 and currently has approximately 85 employees and 2,000 volunteers.


To strive to meet basic human needs through neighbors helping neighbors.

Vision Statement

NAM’s vision, grounded in our mission and true to our values, is a community in which Neighbors care for Neighbors through our collaborative effort with area congregations, community partners, donors and volunteers. Resources are pooled and leveraged to meet basic needs and to help individuals regain their self-sufficiency, thereby creating a safer and more stable community for all.

Northwest Assistance Ministries values: maintaining a strong commitment to our mission of meeting basic human needs through Neighbors helping Neighbors; fostering a spirit of respect and charity; striving for excellence in all we do; and strengthening connections with our spiritual, funding, and volunteer partners.