WHO WE HELP
Network’s services are available to those who are at or below 185% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines. The chart illustrates the highest allowable annual and monthly income based on household size.
Additionally, clients must:
- Live within Network’s SERVICE AREA and provide proof of address
- Provide documentation of income
- Provide identification for all members of the household
OUR SERVICE AREA
Basic Needs Assistance
Helping our neighbors struggling to afford food, clothing, and utilities.
Network has two Mobile Mobile Food Pantries which visit schools, day cares and other locations within RISD each week.
Network’s help with critical basic needs – food, clothing, and utility assistance- is a lifeline to many, often helping them get through challenging times. However, sometimes these same individuals continue to return for assistance due to other obstacles and limitations that keep them from reaching stability.
Network’s Pampillonia Pathways Program works deeper with our neighbors to provide:
- Comprehensive and emergency case management
- Access to mainstream benefits
- Resources and referrals to partners and community programs
- Life skills coaching
- Budgeting and financial education
- 1-on-1 Job Coaching
- Resume development
- Job readiness skills training
- Assistance completing job applications
- Interview skills training
- Mock Interviews (with a free outfit)
Network also partners with other community agencies to offer:
- English Second Language (ESL)
- Microsoft Office Suite
Call 972-234-8880 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Basic needs assistance (food, clothing and utilities) for seniors aged 60 and above or disabled. Seniors’ Net Programs include:
- Supplemental Food Services: Home Food Delivery & Loads of Love
- Information and Referral
- Handyman Program (available to all seniors in service area – no income qualification)
- Companion Calls
- Seniors’ Day – weekly event open to all seniors in our community- regardless of their financial situation- to enjoy lunch, take part in educational seminars, light exercise and activities and socialize with friends.
A variety of seasonal youth programming meets the needs of the youngest members of our families in need. Programs include:
Educator Pantry is available for RISD teachers at all levels to pick up nutritious snacks for their students at Network’s onsite Community Market and walk-on Mobile Market.
Network’s Big Meals for Little Kids Program supplies school-aged children with healthy and convenient food options during the summer months when they are no longer receiving breakfast or lunch from their school’s free or reduced cost meal program.
Network’s Tools-4-School Program provides backpacks filled with supplies for school aged-children.
Network’s Toyland Express Program provides toys to children during the holidays.
Through our partnership with Central Arts, Network is able to provide a safe and fun environment where kids can get creative and express themselves after school. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4- 5 p.m. we'll be painting and crafting with these creative kids.