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2013 ANNUAL REPORT

ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!


2013 was MAM‘s 30th anniversary year. We celebrated all year long to remind ourselves of the substantial heritage passed on by our founding congregations and volunteers. We recognized that the founding principle of helping our neighbors has given us a legacy of great trust in the community and we pledged to continue to uphold that trust through our next era. We look forward to continuing to shape our programming to respond to the needs of those who are less fortunate. As we reflect and report on the past year, it is apparent that 2013 was the year that our investments in programs to help families become more economically stable started to show great results. After years of planning and creating new programming and even adding 17,000 square feet to accommodate additional classrooms, a computer lab and offices, the numbers of clients who accessed English as a Second Language classes and Employment Services soared. Students eager to improve their English skills found their way to MAM to be able to be promoted in their workplace, speak to their children’s school teachers, become citizens and set a good example for their families. Unemployed workers at the end of their rope came to MAM and found emotional support, guidance for the job search, a better understanding of how to compete in the job market and for many, job offers. Thank you for all the support that has allowed us to not only keep families in their homes, in school and at work through our assistance programs, but also offer a hand up to those who need it. I invite you to see what MAM clients have achieved with the help of their neighbors in 2013.

Martha Macris, MAM Executive Director

George E. Jochetz III, Chairman Richard T. Harvin, Past Chairman James Lytal, Vice Chairman Pat Kleiderer, Secretary Doug Bogart, Treasurer Jennie Baker Marco Castilla David Lewallen Wendy Moreland Shane Schlemeyer Rebecca Thibodeaux Bill Swenson Curt Webb Martha Macris, Executive Director

Emeritus Board Carl Baucum Karen Comiskey Platt W. Davis, III Connie Dyer Nancy Ennis William F. Galtney, Jr. Margaret McCoy Wright Moody Greg Nelson John Ogren Brad Richards Bob Zorich

Front Row (L-R): Wendy Moreland, Rebecca Thibodeaux, Martha Macris, Pat Kleiderer Back Row (L-R): Doug Bogart, Bill Swenson, Buz Jochetz, Shane Schlemeyer, Richard Harvin, Curt Webb Not Pictured: James Lytal, Jennie Baker, Marco Castilla, David Lewallen


Chapelwood United Methodist Church Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church Christ Memorial Lutheran Church Emmanuel Episcopal Church First Baptist Church Spring Branch First Congregational Church UCC Grace Community Church Holy Cross Lutheran Church Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Houston Mennonite Church

John Knox Presbyterian Church Memorial Drive Baptist Church Memorial Drive Christian Church Memorial Drive Lutheran Church Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church Memorial Drive United Methodist Church Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church Pines Presbyterian Church Spring Branch Presbyterian Church St Andrew Lutheran Church

St. Cecilia Catholic Church St. Christopher Episcopal Church St. Francis Episcopal Church St. John Vianney Catholic Church St. Mark Lutheran Church St. Peter United Church of Christ St. Thomas Presbyterian Church Tallowood Baptist Church Terrace United Methodist Church West Houston Chinese Church

SOURCES OF PUBLIC SUPPORT 6%

10%

GOVERNMENT

SPECIAL EVENTS

9%

41%

CHURCHES

RESALE STORE

16% INDIVIDUALS

3%

15%

CORPORATE

FOUNDATIONS

WHERE YOUR MAM DOLLARS GO As of 12/31/2013

6% & HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION

& DEVELOPMENT 10% FUNDRAISING SERVICES TO FAMILIES 84% PROGRAM


IN NOVEMBER 2013,

three families from one apartment complex came to MAM for help after they had lost all their belongings in a building fire. When they came to our office, they had only the clothes on their backs. MAM helped all three families with rent assistance and clothing vouchers until they were able to find another apartment complex to live in and land back on their feet.

ROBERTO is one of our most dedicated ESL students. He dreams of owning an air conditioning repair business, and he would like to be able to communicate with his clients. Roberto registered for three classes in order to maximize his English practice throughout the week. He is taking morning classes at John Knox Presbyterian Church two days a week and evening classes at Fair Haven United Methodist Church. Roberto is now attending Level 3 ESL classes.

BARBARA suffered a broken arm and was unable to work. She works in a deli and spends the better part of her day making sandwiches, working the cash register, and operating the slicing machine. Because she injured her arm at home, she did not qualify for worker’s compensation, and was also not allowed to return to work until she was cleared by a doctor. Barbara was unable to earn her usual hourly wages and fell behind on her rent, but she only needed an extra $150 to avoid eviction. MAM was able to provide Barbara with rent assistance to keep her and her children from becoming homeless.

ERICA came to MAM two years ago to receive help in Employment Services. She had been a stay-at-home wife with three children, but circumstances changed and she had to find work. Erica had no prior work experience and wanted to learn what was expected of her during a job interview. She came to MAM weekly and worked very hard to earn a certificate from the Employment Certification Program. Thanks to MAM, Erica now works full-time as a teacher’s aide and also has a part-time job.


VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTED

56,775 HOURS 891 TOTAL VOLUNTEERS 423 27 75

INDIVIDUALS

GROUPS

191 61

EQUIVALENT TO

28 FULL TIME EMPLOYEES

NEW VOLUNTEERS

36% OF NEW VOLUNTEERS

STUDENTS

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS

ARE MULTILINGUAL, AND SPEAK

17

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

2013 DEPARTMENT TOTALS TOYS $60,731.85 MAM RESALE STORE MET ITS SALES GOAL OF

$1.3 MILLION!

LINENS $50,236.81

ELECTRONICS $60,798.07

CLOTHING $261,569.43

JEWELRY $68,496.40 HOUSEWARES $168,916.28

ACCESSORIES $74,858.07 SHOES $77,969.35 BOOKS $80,120.07

FURNITURE $161,068.80


HOW DID YOU HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS IN 2013? MAM PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES IN

TOTAL POPULATION HELPED

17 ZIP CODES

19,121

46 in 77039

139 in 77041

4,941 UNDUPLICATED FAMILIES

in 77043

156 in 77079

in 77037

in 77088

in 77040

293

19

279

211

84

256 249 in 77091 in 77092 92

972 in 77080

1,027 in 77055

in 77076

128

in 77018

in 77022

163in 77008

in 77009

75

66 in 77024

# FAMILIES HELPED PER ZIP CODE 331 OUT OF AREA 68 UNREPORTED

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PREVENTED EVICTION AND HOMELESSNESS FOR

1,330 FAMILIES 612 FAMILIES

1.174

FAMILIES

DRESSED FOR WORK AND SCHOOL WITH CLOTHING FROM THE MAM RESALE STORE

RECEIVED UTILITY ASSISTANCE

733

FAMILIES

HELP WITH CLINIC VISITS BENEFITED

RECEIVED TRANSPORTATION VOUCHERS TO GET TO NECESSARY JOB INTERVIEWS OR DOCTORS’ APPOINTMENTS

342 PEOPLE 245 PEOPLE

RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FOR NECESSARY PRESCRIPTIONS


204 FAMILIES 606 INDIVIDUALS LEARNED NEW SKILLS FOR BETTER EMPLOYMENT

66% OF STUDENTS COMPLETING THE EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOUND EMPLOYMENT

123 INDIVIDUALS 324 STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD LEARNED ENGLISH THROUGH MAM’S ADULT ESL CLASSES

10 INDIVIDUALS BECAME U.S. CITIZENS AFTER TAKING CITIZENSHIP CLASSES AT MAM

5,925 CHILDREN

CHRISTMAS SHARE PROVIDED WARM BLANKETS AND TOYS TO

RECEIVED ESSENTIAL CLOTHING AND SUPPLIES FOR THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

762 CHILDREN RECEIVED FREE IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED TO RETURN TO AND STAY IN CLASS

772 CHILDREN 318 CHILDREN RECEIVED EYE EXAMS AND GLASSES THROUGH THE I CAN SEE PROGRAM


MEMORIAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES 1625 BLALOCK ROAD HOUSTON, TX 77080

THEN...

NOW!


2013 Memorial Assistance Ministries Annual Report  

2014 Davey Awards Winner | Silver

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