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Review for Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Humble, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) is a great organization that provides so many different services to the community. It has a food pantry, employment & education center, provides utility bill assistance, benefits access, homeless prevention services, street outreach programs, project mammogram, lawyers that provide vital information to families with guardianship or custody issues, eye glasses & eye examination assistance, nutritional classes, Thanksgiving & Christmas food, plus gifts for the children, etc... You can definitely get the picture as I name some of the services that are provided to the community. The Director along with many of her employees and volunteers are the most caring and helping people that you could ever meet. These people continue to pour out their love and care without asking for anything in return. This Organization truly belongs at the top of the list when we speak of Great Nonprofits.

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Review for Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. (ACAM), Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries continues to be a great asset to our communities and society as a whole. They work hard to acquire money for various programs that are in place in Harris, Fort Bend, & Montgomery County. These programs involve homeless programs and homeless prevention programs. When the thought of homeless comes up, the generalized view is a guy standing on the corner begging for some change! Completely opposite is my experience...over 65% of the time I find families living out of their vehicle, or walking down the street with nowhere to go, and women fleeing from a domestic violence situation (People fleeing from a domestic violence situation are considered homeless, and/or those in a safe house). ACAM has funded our Rapid Re-Housing Program, Homeless Prevention Program, & Street Outreach Program for some years.
Imagine living in your vehicle because you have been evicted from your home. You have no money to pay for a hotel and you have 3 children with you. I find that all the time! Even the brightest of individuals have fallen into these hard times. Example: A child was sick from a tumor, the parent had to spend numerous hours at the hospital until she was exhausted, and after the child had a 2 month hospital stay her sick days and vacation hours were gone. Of course, she was fired. She used every resource to maintain her household because she had 2 other children. They were evicted, had no family here, and became homeless. Son was released from the hospital but they had nowhere to go.
The money that ACAM provides to our agency for homeless programs allowed us to get this family into their own place and to help them with Security Deposit, Rent, Utility Deposit, and some necessary things like a bed for the children. Without ACAM hundreds of families and thousands of people like this would remain on the streets and homeless.
There are some very special people that go above and beyond their call of duty at ACAM, and I truly believe that without them our communities would not be the same. They continue to positively impact peoples lives.
Thank you ACAM!!!

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