Network of Community Ministries responds to human need by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence. Its mission is “ to care, coach, and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.”
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 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 and community organizations came together and decided to form an Alliance to assist families through trying times, and thus the term “Network” of Community Ministries took shape.
Today, 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 core programs: Emergency Services, providing food, clothing, and utility services to children, adults, and seniors; the Adolescent and Children’s Clinic, meeting the acute medical care and dental needs of uninsured children; and Seniors’ Net, dedicated to providing those ages 60 and above 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.