The mission of NICA is to prevent poverty by helping people in need help themselves and their neighbors.
To provide a means through which persons, churches and agencies on the north side of Fort Worth can join together to share ministries, program personnel and facilities in order to be of service to the community.
People have the capacity to change, and to exert control over their lives. People can function in the community when provided varying degrees of support, and should be encouraged to function as independently as possible.
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday
NICA serves the Northside of Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding communities such as River Oaks, White Settlement, Westworth, Lake Worth, Azle, Sansom Park and Saginaw.
The agency provides food, clothing, and self-help programs to families on the Northside of Fort Worth and surrounding communities. Our vision includes the whole family: physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects.
NICA provides educational classes that teach people skills that they can use to improve their quality of life.
Circle of Winners is an employment program that provides mentoring and meaningful leadership development to help at-risk youth ages 14 to 18.
Community Services are opportunities for people in our community to help their neighbors. This includes NICA helping the community by offering services that help others be better neighbors.
NICA provides direct aid to people with pressing needs. These items are typically donated or funds are donated to purchase them. Direct aid items we currently distribute on a case by case basis include: Food …
NICA provides meeting space and support for local residents and community organizations. For example: Northside Neighborhood Association meets the third Tuesday of every month except December at 6:30pm in our facilities.
The Back to School Program plays a vital role in supporting families and the education of their children.
Donations of clothing, furniture, appliances, and household items are received and sorted daily by NICA volunteers.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.nicaagency.org/2014/12/26/nicas-8th-annual-taste-of-fort-worth/
In September, NICA began a nine month partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to teach English. This grant is quite prestigious and NICA is proud to be working with the Barbara Bush Foundation.
The literacy program provides English as a Second Language, reading and writing instruction, computer training, and parenting skills. The classes run Tuesday through Friday from 9:30-12:00.
The response we have received from the families in the community has been exciting and heartwarming. Both children and parents have demonstrated an eagerness to learn and improve their English skills.
Before classes began, we pre-tested the parents and children. In just a few short weeks, we have already seen dramatic improvements. NICA would like to extend a thank you to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for funding and helping us develop this program. We would also like to thank the many volunteers who come to help teach and provide child care each day. They are truly the key to the students’ success.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.nicaagency.org/2013/11/27/barbara-bush-family-literacy-program-is/
As we move into the summer months, we would like to share our annual NICA’s Needs list with you. We maintain a hygiene closet in our office but it oftentimes run very low or even empty on supplies for our clients. If you are able to donate any of these supplies and drop them off at our office on Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, we would greatly appreciate it:
January: Shampoo and Conditioner
February: Disposable Diapers
April: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and Dental Floss
May: Toilet Tissue
June: Socks For Children (All Sizes)
July: Underwear For Children (All Sizes)
August: Powdered Detergent
September: New or Gently Used Coats
October: Non-Perishable Food for Thanksgiving Baskets
November: New Toys for Christmas
Permanent link to this article: http://www.nicaagency.org/2013/05/03/nicas-needs-list/
A BIG thank you to our generous sponsors, food vendors, volunteers, staff, and board of directors that supported NICA’s 7th Annual Taste of Fort Worth! It was a HUGE success – our most profitable year to date for this event! We’d like to say a special thank you to our sponsors who helped make this possible:
2014 Taste of Fort Worth Planning Committee
92.1 Hank FM
95.9 The Ranch
Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans
Carlton White, CPA
Carlton White CPA
Circle S Catfish Grill
Coors Distributing Company
Cowboy Church Fort Worth Stockyards
Curtis and Diane Younts
Daddy Jack’s Lobster & Chowder House
Dan and Janice Nance
David and Barbara Nance
Don Scott Marable, CFP – Edward Jones
Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine
Lake View Marina
Mark and Sheri Beatty
Matt Blevins, Auctioneer
Miss Devon & The Outlaw
Monticello Spring Water Company
Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsas & More
NICA Board of Directors
Purple Land Management
Red Hot & Blue
Rosa’s Cafe and Tortilla Factory
Star Bank of Texas
Steve Bales Photography
Starbucks Coffee of Saginaw
The Ludlow Family
The Lunch Box
The Wine Thief
Total Wine & More
Permanent link to this article: http://www.nicaagency.org/2013/04/21/thank-you/