Northside Inter-Community Agency, Inc. (NICA) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, charitable organization. The agency is the largest and most comprehensive multi-service provider of basic needs, goods, and services for the northwest quadrant of Tarrant County. 



Located near Fort Worth’s historic stockyards, NICA was established in 1969. 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. The most pressing needs are met through our direct aid programs. Providing a hand-up, not just a handout, longer-term goals are met through case management, crisis counseling, and employment, education and community services. Our aim is to aid and empower to provide or link people to opportunities to get back on their feet, to strengthen their families, and ultimately to strengthen their neighborhoods.