Resolving Conflict & Improving Lives, Since 1996
NCM had an annual operating budget of $44,991 and the help of sponsors, small grants, partnerships, 60 volunteer staff and 11 board members.
Last year NCM served 541 low-income individuals living in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, completed 95 intake applications for Hands for Hope Hardship program, distributed 307 coats to underprivileged kids in grades Pre-K-12, 300 books, 170 backpacks filled with school supplies. Engaged 117 families in relationship building activities, completed 80 assessments, 80 individual service plans and monitored 80 cases (97% were African-American female headed single-parent families and high-risk school-aged youth in grades K-12). All services were free. These participants were resilient and possessed strengths that assisted them in recovering from negative experiences.
Since 1996, NCM has provided spiritual fulfillment, resolved conflict and improved lives for over 10,000 individuals, provided case-management for over 500 individuals, counseled more than 1,000 families, provided arts, crafts and other forms of recreational development and special events for over 6,900 youth and families for 23 years, prepared and submitted applications to obtain over $230,0000 in utility grants to restore or prevent shut-off or termination of gas and electricity for residents, distributed more than 6,000 student backpacks, 2700 new winter coats, hats, socks, school supplies, toys and through a generous partnership, distributed free tickets to low-income kids, families and the elderly for experiences in arts & culture, education & STEM, sports and family entertainment valued over $675,000. NCM looks forward to expanding its Hands for Hope services in the near future to serve even more individuals who need our help.
"It's a struggle this year:" Family copes with death of mother of five
“My own child suffered from mental health issues, but she had the heart of a giver,” said Ms. Snowden. “Christmas was not something I had to worry about — she did it.” On Nov. 29, at age 37, Chantal Snowden died in her sleep. She left behind five daughters, ages 2 months to 21 years old, and a grandson.
"A Lincoln-Lemington Group, Nabhi Christian Ministries, has also stepped in with gifts to help the family." 2018
A Mother's Pledge 'As long as I have a breath in my body, they will all make it to college'
"Ms. Evans tries to shield her children as best as she can. When they hear gunfire, she tells them: "Oh, it's fireworks."
"I probably shouldn't lie, but kids shouldn't be exposed to that," she said.
"Last year, Debra Ashby, a member of Nabhi Christian Ministries, showed up at Ms. Evans' door with donated toys from the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, which is supported by the Post-Gazette's Goodfellows Fund.
At first, Ms. Evans was reluctant to accept the donations.
"No, you're going to take this," Ms. Ashby told her. "It's for the kids."
Last year, Nabhi, based in East Liberty, provided toys to 4,000 children, according to the organization's founder, Jacque Fielder.
Ms. Evans is again looking to Nabhi to help bring some Christmas cheer to her children." 2009
An extended family could use a helping hand
Mr. Patterson said. “We never know when the lights might be shut off.”
As a result, the Pattersons have had to look to social services for help, visiting a local food bank and working with Nabhi Christian Ministries. That doesn’t sit well with Mr. Patterson.
Goodfellows gives her eight grandkids a chance
"Nabhi Christian Ministries, through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Goodfellows Fund and Toys for Tots, will help ease that struggle this Christmas with toys for the eight children. Nabhi has worked with Goodfellows since 2005 and will help more than 300 families this Christmas season." 2012
Despite Her Rough Year, Things Are Looking Up for 2014
Her landlord, Tamara Allen, a board member at Nahbi Christian Ministries, suggested that Ms. Knight register with the agency for its annual kids' Christmas party, where some 300 children will eat, be entertained, build gingerbread houses, view a presentation on the true meaning of the holiday and leave with a sack of toys.
Ms. Allen also provided a sofa and a rug, and Nahbi has located a stove for Ms. Knight to replace the current one, which has working burners but a non functioning oven. The agency is arranging parental counseling for her.
"To me, this is a young lady who is struggling but has goals and dreams and doesn't give up," said Jacque Fielder, founder of the agency, which provides leadership training, recreation and other services to support families and stem violence.
"I believe that young lady is going to make it," she said. "We like helping people who want to help themselves." 2014
11 Stories from Clients, Volunteers & Supporters
Principal A., Professional with expertise in this field
I have been a volunteer and recipient of the blessings that Nabhi provides to the families in the Lincoln/Larimer communities and beyond. The coat drives and Easter Egg Hunt have brought the community together. When there is so much violence around it is good to see an organization like Nabhi bringing a little sunshine and hope. I thank you for all you do and how much you have helped me and students from my school by providing backpacks and other school supplies. I love that this organization thinks about the entire family.
proof Volunteer 10/02/2012
Volunteering at Nabhi Christian Ministries is always a wonderful experience. Their special events add significant contributions in providing quality experiences for at-risk youth of all ages. I am looking forward to volunteering at their annual Children's Christmas Reunion once again. There were about 400 or more needy children last year at the event. Their faces lit up as they received their gift bags filled with cheer. This is really a wonderful organization that quietly serves hundreds of children, families and communities in need.
Dawn Renee W. Volunteer 06/01/2019
This organization feeds the body and soul. Whether it is financial or spiritual, they have been there. The organization provides a wealth of services that have aided the community it serves with humility, dedication, and respect.
Margaret_Wooding05 Client Served 06/01/2019
Nahbi Ministries A Non Profit Organization. Always Finding Ways Too Help Families Become Closer For Example They Put On A Coat Drive Every Year Too Provide Warmth Too Children Who May Not Have A Winter Coat. Also A Christmas Party Filled With Positive Activities For The Whole Family Gospel Artist, Gingerbread Contest, Let Me Just Say Mrs Jacqueline Fielder I Thank You For All You Do And What Your Still Doing In Our Community May God Continue Too Bless U. Sincerely: Margaret Wooding And Family
Family12 Client Served 06/05/2019
My Name is Natasha Well from my experience my family has got to enjoy wonderful trips and concerts. We get to meet other people and families. I truly am thankful for helping us get out and my children experiencing other things. Like the zoo,Tory Kelly concert. I tried to post pictures but having a problem. Thank you and please keep it going
blessing6730 Volunteer 06/05/2019
Worked with this nonprofit in several outreach endeavors. It provides programs and services to disadvantaged children enabling them to achieve academically, socially and spiritually. It offers fundamentals that empower and equip youth to become positive role models in their homes, schools and communities. It also offers programs for those who have struggled with addictions, and provides tools for living life free from drugs and alcohol. It cares about the total person spirit, soul and body.
Taylor R.3Client Served 06/05/2019
I recently lost my mother last August. My family & I were stuck in a bind with money & we had nowhere to have a service. Nabhi Christian Ministries opened their doors free of charge. I am so grateful they do awesome work.
Melwri1General Member of the Public 06/05/2019
Nabhi Christian Ministries have supported my family in many ways. My family was provided support during winter from the coat drive and with toys during Christmas. also my family was able to attend Disney on ice!
Denetta B.Professional with expertise in this field 06/05/2019
I want to thank NABHI Ministries for their work in the Lincoln Lemington and East End communities. The coat drive helped my neighbors and other members in the community that couldn't afford warm coats for thier children. Denetta Benjamin-Miller.
wandacee Volunteer 06/05/2019
I began working with NCM probably about 5 years ago. Ms. Jacque and her team are wonderful. They are passionate about helping families and serving the community. I have personally witness Ms.Jacque welcome families who just show up to the Coat giveaway and make sure that family gets coats even though they didn't RSVP. I am proud to be NCM volunteer.
NCM HAS HELPED ME & ( MY FAMILY)TREMENDOUSLY. WE ARE THSNKFUL & GRATEFUL. TO BE APART OF NÍIUCM.WE STARTED NCM. FROM THE BEGINNING..WHEN THEY STARTED UP IN EAST LIBERTY.LISTENING TO THE WORD OF THE LORD. TO PRESENT. HELPING DISTRIBUTING COATS & XMAS TOYS . TO THOSE WHOM. ARE IN NEED. OF THEM. NCM. IS KNOWN FOR THEIR MANY, MANY. BLESSINGS. ME & FAMILY.ARE TAKING THE TIME OUT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR HAVING BE APART OF NCM.