Nabhi Christian Ministries (NCM) is a nonprofit 501C3, nondenominational church organization with the primary purpose to improve the quality of life for its neighbor by proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom through worship shaped by sound exegesis designed to produce transformation and effective leadership in God’s people, including the impoverished, marginalized and outcast who struggle to overcome the challenges of everyday life to meet their basic needs. NCM’s mission is dedicated to enhancing impoverished communities by reducing havoc and cultivating healthy environments through a provision of services that mentor, train, and develops quality citizens of all ages.
NCM currently offers the Hands for Hope Outreach Program that engages the poor, distressed or underprivileged in hardship, life skills, recreation and leadership case-managed services to build relationships, strengthen families and increase fulfillment that leads to child-well-being, family stability and self-sufficiency. NCM has provided spiritual fulfillment, resolved conflict and improved lives for over 10,000 individuals, provided hardship services for over 500 income eligible individuals by preparing and submitting applications to obtain over $230,0000 in grants to restore or prevent shut-off or termination of utilities, distributed more than 6,000 student backpacks, school supplies and book to at-risk and low income students to jumpstart education, 2700 new winter coats, hats, gloves and socks for warmth through cold-winter months, provided comprehensive case-managed life skills and counseling for more than 1,000 families, provided food, toys and holiday cheer for over 7,000 low-to-no income individuals, arts, crafts and other forms of recreational bonding for over 6,900 youth and families, distributed free tickets to low-income kids, families, elderly and veterans for experiences in arts & culture, education & STEM, sports and family entertainment valued over $675,000 and publicly honored 138 transformational leaders as a role-modeling approach to inspire, challenge and motivate participants to focus on developing into leaders themselves.
Founded in 1996 and incorporated in 1998, NCM proudly serves approximately 541 low-income individuals living in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County annually. Its budget is $44,991, a current church membership of 77 and a paid staff of 2. With the assistance of 60 volunteer mentors, 11 board members, partners, sponsors and small grants NCM spends 750 hours per year in faith-based and outreach activities. In 2020, NCM is working to expand its Hands for Hope Hardship program with the goal to increase positive interactions between neighbors by offering a combination of case-managed services that substitutes negative risk factors with positive support buffers that improves self-sufficiency. Participants are resilient and possess strengths that assist them in recovering from negative experiences.
NCM is the recipient of the 2019, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Community Service Award for ongoing service and unwavering dedication to community outreach & engagement and the 2015 Jefferson and Soroptimist Awards for Outstanding Public Service for establishing the first African American Male Urban 4H Program Curriculum for the City of Pittsburgh through Penn State Extension.
NCM has been recognized eight times by the United States Congress, State of PA, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh for its 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.
NCM plans to expand its Hands for Hope project to meet growing demands for its services.