Non-profit organizations providing aid, soliciting donations

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As the pandemic continues, nonprofits and community organizations continue to work to fill the gaps for families in the Cy-Fair area – not only with vaccinations, but also with food, financial and health assistance. mental.


Cypress Support Ministries
, a non-profit organization for low-income families in need of help, seeks donations and volunteers in order to continue supporting the local community, including financial donations and assistance with food distribution .

Residents who need help with food, toys, and holiday items for the upcoming season can come during drop-in hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, as well as 9 p.m. a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Two additional days, November 20 and December 10, have been added for the holiday season.

CAM accepts Operation Jobs clients in person, requiring that they register online or by calling 281-955-5895. Operation Jobs helps clients learn how to write their resumes, sign up for job leads, and get through an interview.

CAM is also asking for donations for home decor and household items, such as kitchenware and appliances, for their Angel’s Attic resale center.

CAM will open its new location at 12930 Cypress North Houston, Cypress with a ribbon cutting and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can confirm their attendance before November 3 by sending an email to [email protected]

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/cypressassistance.


Cy-Hope
is a non-profit organization for the benefit of low income students of Cy-Fair ISD. Cy-Hope needs volunteers to pack food each month. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CyHopeTx.

Bridgeland hosts the Nature Fest on October 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oak Meadow Park. The event, featuring exotic animals, food trucks, crocodiles and live performances, will directly benefit Cy-Hope.


The Helping Hands of Cy-Fair
, a non-profit organization dedicated to homeless and low-income communities, also provides food to families in the Cy-Fair area.

On Mondays, Thursdays and the first and third Saturdays of the month, Cy-Fair Helping Hands accepts non-perishable food donations from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the back door of their office.

For more information, including how to donate, visit www.facebook.com/CYFAIRHELPINGHANDS.


Northwest Assistance Ministries
, or NAM, serves hundreds of needy families per week in their on-site pantry with non-perishable and perishable foods and uses a drive-thru model.

NAM hosted a wreath dedication ceremony for Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 6, receiving a proclamation from Harris County Pct. 4 Office of Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. The wreath is in honor of 35 men, women and adolescents who have died as a result of domestic violence in the Houston area.

NAM continues to accept applications for rent and mortgage assistance online at namonline.org, as well as volunteers for their Meals on Wheels program for seniors in the area.

NAM provides food assistance Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its main building and accepts donations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. NAM needs food and financial donations. Frozen meat, fruits and vegetables, canned goods and dried products are necessary for the pantry.

The NAM Resale warehouse also accepts donations, such as furniture and appliances. The NAM Resale warehouse will accept donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The NAM resale store at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd. Is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

NAM is located at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd. Northwest of Houston.

Financial aid


NAM
has launched an online application process for rent and mortgage assistance, where applicants can submit all relevant documents without visiting the association.

For more information, visit www.namonline.org.

Mental health assistance


Shield bearer
counseling sessions are being held through remote teletherapy sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the organization also offers in-person group sessions and solo counseling. The nonprofit organization works with different financial situations to provide counseling for a variety of mental health issues, including grief, abuse, addictions, and relationship issues.

For more information and services and how to get involved, visit www.shieldbearer.org.


Cy-Hope
also offers in-person and telehealth counseling and speech-language pathology. In-person dates require clients to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wait in their car until the date begins.

To make an appointment, dial 713-466-1360. For more information, visit www.cy-hopecounseling.org.

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