Resolving Conflict & Transforming Lives, Since 1996
Nabhi Christian Ministries processed 247 utility grant applications to help avoid shut-offs, terminations and/or evictions for limited income individuals and families struggling to afford basic utility services in year 2022. 107 applicants were senior citizens of which 99% identified as Black or African American, 89% received a grant, 8% weren't income ineligible and 3% were referred to other resources. 123 applicants were single moms, 98% served were resilient African Americans who possessed strengths that assisted them in recovering from negative experiences. "That's what matters most to us," says, Min. Tracee, CEO. "We exist to extend a helping hand to those in need and to equip them for self leadership." "A noticeable number of single dads called for help in year 2022, all who seemed or admitted they were depressed and/or embarrassed to ask for help," she went on to say.
In addition, NCM distributed Christmas toys to 238 low-income children of which 131 received brand new winter coats purchased directly by NCM through their annual Coats for Warmth project, to help keep kids warm through cold winter months and to bring holiday cheer, engaged families in safe fun activities to help reduce the impact of social isolation and conducted basic need distributions to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Like many nonprofits still trying to regain its footing after the pandemic, NCM felt the pressure of high utility costs, needed repairs, outdated equipment, with an annual income just over $50,000. Still, NCM is proud of the services it provided to a community that depended on them for the past 27 years as the only 501(C)3 nonprofit organization in the Lincoln/Lemington/Larimer community for 25 of those years. The ability to continue delivering relevant community impact over the long term has always been important to Nabhi Christian Ministries.
NCM is highly respected by the community and has been recognized eight times by the United States Congress, State of PA, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh for outreach efforts for improving Pittsburgh neighborhoods and reducing gang violence; for appreciation of dedication, enthusiasm, cooperation and tireless community work; for service and civic contribution to the City of Pittsburgh; for tireless work and effective leadership towards the goals of making Pittsburgh a more peaceful and loving place; and for all its efforts in helping so many of those in need of aid in the city.