Network of Community Ministries
Network of Community Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a service area that encompasses the entirety of the 14 zip codes within RISD, including the portion of these zip codes that extend into the Plano, Garland, and Dallas ISD areas. Founded in 1985, Network began during an economic downturn when several churches and community organizations came together to form an alliance to assist families in need, and thus the term “Network” of Community Ministries was born.
Our mission is to care, coach and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.
Network is a non-denominational, community-based organization serving over 67,000 individuals annually through over 236,000 units of service. Current programming at Network includes Emergency Services (food, clothing, utilities, rental assistance), Seniors’ Net (supplemental food, handyman service, companion calls, information and referrals), and Stabilization Programs (Pampillonia Pathways case management and stability planning, Career Services, ESL and GED classes and benefits assistance).
In Fall 2019, as an extension of our main Food Pantry, Network launched a new Mobile Food Pantry through a partnership with RISD. The Mobile Pantry Program initially focused on 4 high needs RISD schools (Memorial Park Academy High School, Audelia Creek Elementary School, Liberty Junior High School, and Thurgood Marshall Elementary School) providing food on a monthly basis for qualifying students and their families. In December 2021, Network launched it’s second Mobile Pantry funded by the North Texas Food Bank and the Crystal Charity Ball and once again expanded visits to additional schools. Network’s two Mobile Units now visit 8 locations per week within RISD to reach families who are still struggling due to the pandemic and other economic hardships.
NETWORK has impacted the lives of over 400,000 individuals.
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