MISSION
In the name of Christ, we will serve those who come to us for help regardless of background, belief or circumstance.
​​OBJECTIVES
To ensure that no one leaves WHAM hungry and to continue to positively impact clients in extreme crisis situations by providing rental assistance to prevent eviction and resulting homelessness.
VISION
WHAM will be a model of Christian service utilizing the talents and resources of the community to minister love and support to those in need. WHAM will provide assistance with basic needs and promote independence.
SEASONAL &
​SPECIAL SERVICES
CLIENTS
SERVED
FOOD DONATED
Served 47,629 clients, 39,003 of whom received food from our client choice food pantry
Disbursed 1,102,107 pounds
of  donated food
valued at $2,001,618
Provided 3515 individuals with  seasonal meals, holiday gifts, school supplies, and other special programs
2018
HARVEY
​DISASTER RELIEF
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
FINANCIAL
AID
Served 1630 
individuals  through our employment & education services program
Provided 3296 individuals with rent and/or utilities thanks to generous donations 
Provided 16,215 individuals with food and financial
assistance valued at
​$947,513
HISTORY
Founded in April 1982 by seven local places of worship, West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM), formerly known as Westheimer Ecumenical Social Ministry, saw a need to provide for the needy who came through their church doors seeking assistance. WHAM has been, and continues to be, a ray of hope for West Houston children, families, and homeless people in crisis.

Offering assistance in meeting the essentials of daily living, WHAM matches client needs with available services and programs, including financial assistance, job search, food pantry, low cost second hand items and special programs.

Since the inception of WHAM, a dedicated group of volunteers has devoted time, talent and treasures to support the WHAM mission. Individuals, businesses, organizations, churches and schools throughout West Houston make it possible for us provide the vital resources needed to over 40,000 clients each year. WHAM has developed a reputation as a caring, concerned and supportive operation for those in need.

OUR PURPOSE

We provide free assistance for people who are struggling to meet their basic needs in the form of financial assistance for rent and utilities, food, employment services, and classes to

include GED and ESL, as well as cooking
classes using food given to clients.

Living up to our motto "No one leaves here hungry," we feed approximately 70-90 families each day and provide seniors with special boxes. WHAM is open on Saturday for the working needy.

Our Second Blessing Resale Store provides quality goods at very reasonable prices, and proceeds
benefit programs to help WHAM clients . 
We pass on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all those in need, regardless of their faith.

OUR IMPACT

At WHAM, our goal is to provide caring, life-changing services that lead to productive, fulfilling and independent lives. People feel our impact when we provide basic needs for those who are struggling, when we help the homeless find shelter, when we give the unemployed the opportunity to learn new skills so they can find meaningful work, and when we provide an organization that brings the community together for the common good.

2018 IMPACT REPORT
2017 IMPACT REPORT
OUR KEY MESSAGES

WHAM CARES

Everything we do is done because we care for our community.

WHAM NURTURES POTENTIAL AND FOSTERS SELF-SUFFICIENCY

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive.

WHAM BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER

We connect with people of all ages and religious backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.

WHAM IS A
FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION

We extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all those in need regardless of their faith.

WHAM IS A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION

Since 1982, we've been listening and responding to our communities.

                      OUR CORE VALUES








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