About Memorial Assistance Ministries
MAM Publications & Forms
2012 Annual Report | 2012 MAM IRS 990
Our mission is to assure that families have the means to meet their basic needs.
To carry out our mission, we assist families facing financial crisis to avoid homelessness, offer programs enabling long-term financial self-sufficiency, assure children an improved school experience, facilitate client access to other support networks, and provide value to our member congregations and the community.
As responsible stewards, we are grounded in faith, offering hope, preserving dignity, and open to all.
In the area served by MAM:
In the City of Houston:
In Harris County:
The purpose of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is to help families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to maintain self-sufficiency
and avoid homelessness. As a tax-deductible Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
MAM provides emergency and financial assistance and other services designed to put
clients back on their feet, largely the working poor faced with immediate and critical
personal and family situations.
MAM staff and volunteers provide immediate assistance and intervention to help clients who are in crisis. Clients receive emotional support and encouragement and are actively engaged to reflect on the underlying cause of the crisis and capacitated to work towards a stable financial future. MAM volunteers and case
managers ensure that clients are linked to MAM programs and other appropriate community services.
MAM programming is divided into three areas: Family Assistance Programs, Self-Sufficiency Programs, and Programs for Children in School. Our goal is to assist Houston families so they can be stable and healthy, with the means to meet their basic needs and improve their economic security.
MAM staff and volunteers provide assistance and intervention to help clients who are in crisis. Clients receive emotional support and encouragement, are actively engaged to reflect on the underlying causes of the crisis, and capacitated to work toward a stable financial future. MAM volunteers and case managers ensure that clients are linked to MAM programs and other appropriate community services.
People in need are referred to MAM by Spring Branch and Cy-Fair ISDs, 211 United Way Help Line, Turning Point, Santa Maria Hostel, apartment complexes, area churches, libraries, word of mouth and others.
MAM's programs are supported with proceeds from the MAM Resale Store, which is a distribution point for clothing and household goods for qualifying families, and generates more than one-third of MAM's non-capital revenue. The Resale Store is also a contact point through which MAM touches the whole community including customers, in-kind donors, current clients, and MAM families emerging into self-sufficiency.
MAM's member congregations include 30 area churches which help support our organization in a variety of ways. Assistance is provided solely on the basis of need, without regard to race, creed, color or religious affiliation.
MAM hosts several partner organizations on site to provide needed services as they are needed during the year. This video outlines the organizations which MAM, Memorial Assistance Ministries partners with to provide and estimated $9M worth of additional services at the MAM facility.