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Irving Cares

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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Financial Counseling, Human Services, Victims Services

Mission: Our Vision To offer efficient and effective human services to Irving residents in need. Our Mission Irving Cares provides focused assistance for Irving residents to address a financial crisis. Our Values Irving Cares will: • Provide clients with services in a respectful and dignified manner without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion or national origin • Identify and address the needs of the Irving community • Partner with clients to develop solutions that lead to self-sufficiency • Work with volunteers, agencies, and organizations for greater impact and effectiveness • Assure donors and supporters of superior management and fiduciary practices • Implement a sound fund development plan in support of commitments to the community

Target demographics: Irving Cares serves Irving, Texas residents of both sexes, all ages and all ethnicities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Irving Cares served more than 10,000 residents in fiscal year ending 2017.

Geographic areas served: Irving, Texas

Programs: a food pantry; financial assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions and transportation; an employment services program and job search seminars; and information and referrals to other programs.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first became involved at Irving Cares as a volunteer in the food pantry. It felt so great to help people in my home town. As I became more familiar with the agency, I learned that Irving Cares is more than a food pantry. They offer help with rent, utilities, employment and other services. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and caring. They provide services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect know that it's hard to ask for help.

1 KKMartin

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Irving Cares meets basic human needs with compassion, customer service and experience. Its long-tenured staff is rare compared to "revolving doors" @ most agencies. I applaud board and staff for making specific pantry/funding asks, diversifying revenue sources & board composition. Service delivery with a temporary crisis focus gets clients on track. I routinely refer clients, prospective employees or volunteers, corporate citizens and community leaders knowing they will enjoy the association. As a governance consultant, it's marvelous when 501c3s take process improvement and marketing goals seriously. I'm blessed to see this former client improve in key arenas since 2011 goal-setting.