NICA social workers, caseworkers, social work interns and volunteers provide:
NICA provides direct aid to people with pressing needs. These items are typically donated or funds are donated to purchase them. Direct aid items include:
NICA provides educational classes that teach people skills that they can use to improve their quality of life. Hispanic clients especially face overwhelming barriers to getting and keeping good-paying jobs. Inability to speak English, illiteracy, and lack of computer skills are some of the more common problems that they cite.
NICA employs Promotoras, Hispanic lay educators, to teach classes to benefit their neighbors. Promotoras are active citizens and influential members of the Hispanic community. They are mothers and grandmothers who have been trained by the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the Tarrant County Public Health Department to conduct outreach programs. Educational and health-related programs they offer include:
Community Services provide volunteer opportunities for people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help their neighbors. Volunteer service opportunities are available for groups, families, and individuals of nearly every age. Times offered are weekdays Tuesday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Other times can be arranged if preferred. In 2011, more than 900 volunteers provided 31,281 hours of service.
Annual services include: Back to School Clothing for 400 elementary-aged children, Thanksgiving Baskets for 450 families, and Christmas gifts and clothes to more than 800 children each year.
Contact us to find out more about our programs and how we help our communities grow.