2018 Impact Report

Thank you for making this a caring community.

Letter from the President & CEO

Several years ago, MAM used the theme “Together we are a Caring Community,” and it has truly stuck. Together, we still make a caring community. I have often said the assistance ministry model for social services is brilliant. The combination of people of faith living out their call to love one another, along with professionals from social services creates a space where people who want to help can do so in truly effective ways.

The 2018 Impact Report shows love for our neighbors in action. MAM staff and volunteers are working with their neighbors to support them in their abilities to remain securely housed, maintain employment, develop a career path, understand and manage their finances and learn the English Language. The striking news is that families are excited to access this network of opportunities to master new skills and build a better life for their families.

You, the people who support us financially, play a critical role. Your gift has made all this possible and demonstrates to our neighbors that you believe in their ability to improve their lives – with a little help from MAM. We are proud to share the results of your 2018 giving with unduplicated clients and audited results. 

Together, we make a caring community and we are most grateful.

Many blessings,

Martha Macris

MAM President & CEO

At MAM, we know people are whole and capable, but occasionally need their neighbors to walk alongside them to provide support along the way.  

25,442 individuals (unduplicated)

from

9,138 families

found help at MAM in 2018.

In 2018 your neighbors were able to:

Case Management

Case Management

121 Families worked with social workers to overcome their obstacles to stable housing and employment.

Rent & Utility Assistance

Rent & Utility Assistance

1,858 Families remained housed with rent and utility assistance.

Stay Housed

Stay Housed

In 2018, your neighbors were able to STAY HOUSED.

Benefits Applications

Benefits Applications

1,522 Families registered for public benefits to gain a foothold on their journey to independence.

Medical Help

Medical Help

529 People who were sick saw a doctor and/or filled a prescription

Financial Education & Coaching

Financial Education & Coaching

297 People learned to manage household income in 602 Classes & 206 Coaching Sessions

Sort out family finances.

Sort out family finances.

In 2018, your neighbors were able to SORT OUT FAMILY FINANCES

Find relief for emotional challenges

Find relief for emotional challenges

In 2018, your neighbors were able to FIND RELIEF FOR EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling

347 people spent 1,841 hours with MAM’s licensed counselors to cope with the effects of trauma, anxiety and the stress of poverty

Back to School

Back to School

6,234 schoolchildren were able to buy new school clothing with MAM vouchers

I Can See

I Can See

182 Children can see clearly with eye exams and eyeglasses

Provide for their children

Provide for their children

In 2018, your neighbors were able to PROVIDE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Immunizations

Immunizations

799 Children were immunized through our partnership with Houston Care Van

Christmas Share

Christmas Share

604 Children know Christmas joy with gifts and blankets

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

457 people worked with Disaster Case Managers to assure their homes were repaired, and had furniture, appliances, and air conditioning.

Persevere after Hurricane Harvey

Persevere after Hurricane Harvey

In 2018, your neighbors were able to PERSEVERE AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY.

Learn to speak English

Learn to speak English

In 2018, your neighbors were able to LEARN ENGLISH.

English Classes - Blalock

English Classes - Blalock

823 Adults advanced their English language skills at MAM Blalock

Citizenship Classes

Citizenship Classes

183 People attended citizenship preparation classes 63 became US Citizens

Immigration Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services

712 People worked with MAM immigration attorneys to get work authorizations and take steps towards citizenship

Make progress toward citizenship.

Make progress toward citizenship.

In 2018, your neighbors were able to MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD CITIZENSHIP.

ESL Students

ESL Students

English Classes - Wilcrest

English Classes - Wilcrest

967 Non-native Speakers improved their ability to speak English in classes at Literacy Advance

Employment Services

Employment Services

581 People began their new job search

Employment Certification Program

Employment Certification Program

110 People completed the Employment Certification Program and 68% Found Jobs

Find a good job.

Find a good job.

In 2018, your neighbors were able to FIND GOOD JOBS.

Employment Services

Employment Services

402 People found new or better employment

Vocational Training

Vocational Training

97 People took advantage of Vocational Training opportunities

Transportation Vouchers

Transportation Vouchers

With gasoline vouchers and Metrocards, 596 people got to job interviews, work or medical appointments.

*

Literacy Advance of Houston
joined the MAM Network of Programs
in November 2018.

2,087

Volunteers

contributed

55,809 hours

of service

WHERE DOES

YOUR DOLLAR GO?

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SOURCES OF SUPPORT

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STATEMENT OF

FINANCIAL POSITION

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Lisa

Lisa grew up without laughter, love or smiles. It was the worst time of her life. Her parents rarely showed any interest and she always felt alone. She learned to do many things on her own and her childhood quickly disappeared.


She eventually dropped out of school and married her high school sweetheart, thinking marriage would cure her years of loneliness. They both struggled to make ends meet on minimum wage jobs. Her marriage ended in divorce and soon after, she found out she was expecting a baby.


Lisa was referred to MAM by her church pastor. Determined to give her baby everything, she enrolled in the Employment Services Program. Lisa was also referred to mental health counseling to heal from the emotional scars of childhood neglect. MAM Family Assistance helped her pay the rent and apply for insurance for her baby. She even enrolled in GED classes at MAM to be a good role-model for her son. Today she is stronger and more confident, making a livable wage with big plans for the future!
 

After finding help at MAM,

I feel stronger

now than ever before!!

2018 Financial Documents

IRS Form 990

Annual Audit

Report

Infographic

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