Network of Community Ministries, Inc. responds to human need by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence. Its mission is “caring, coaching and empowering neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.”
The Network of Community Ministries (NETWORK), founded in 1985, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that was formed during a time when the United States , just like right now, found itself in an economic downturn. The oil boom had gone bust, and hundreds of well-established families in the Richardson area were in a struggle. Several churches came together and decided to form a Church Alliance to assist families through trying times, and thus the term “NETWORK” of Community Ministries took shape.
NETWORK is based in Richardson , Texas and has a service area encompassing fourteen zip codes in Dallas County , with over 70% of those served coming from Lake Highlands, and Garland . NETWORK is a non-denominational, community-based organization with three divisions: Emergency Services, providing food, shelter, clothing and utility services to children, adults, and seniors; the Adolescent and Children’s Clinic, meeting the acute care medical and dental needs of uninsured children; and Seniors’ Net, dedicated to providing those 60+ with the resources to live independently in their own homes.
Last year alone, NETWORK assisted over 38,000 individuals, children and seniors. Since its founding over 30 years ago, NETWORK has impacted the lives of over 300,000 individuals.