Mission

Our mission is to assure that families have the means to meet their basic needs.

We:

Offer programs enabling long-term financial self-sufficiency

Assist families facing financial crisis avoid homelessness

Assure children an improved school experience

Facilitate client access to other support networks

Provide value to our member congregations and the community

 

Philosophy of Service

Our philosophy of service is one of personalized support, believing that every client is capable, creative, and whole.

ABOUT MAM

MAM History

 

During the 1980’s, a sudden local economic downturn resulted in the loss of over 100,000 jobs in the Houston area. At that time, houses of worship were faced with unprecedented requests for food, rent, utility assistance and clothing. Since each congregation could assist in only a small way, the congregations decided to pool their resources and create centralized service centers. In 1983, Memorial Assistance Ministries opened its doors to address these needs.

Each day, these families and individuals arrive at MAM’s doors bearing the weight of a financial crisis so big that they can no longer handle it alone – from imminent eviction, family hunger, the need for urgent medical care, or loss of transportation to their job. 

 

Volunteer and paid caseworkers help MAM clients address their immediate need with a variety of emergency services including rental and utility assistance, food pantry referrals and sack meals, transportation vouchers, access to medical services and much more.  Next, caseworkers and volunteers take the time to work with clients to untangle a web of underlying issues that will continue to threaten families’ long-term stability, like a job loss, illness or disability, or lack of language skills for better employment, need for family counseling and so on.  

MAM is a member of
Houston West Chamber of Commerce
Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce

MAM is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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1625 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080  |  (713) 468-4516

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