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Mission Statement

Irving Cares, in partnership with the Irving community, is dedicated to providing its residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficiency.

Description

Founded in 1957, Irving Cares offers a holistic web of social services including limited financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, or prescriptions; a food pantry; an employment services program; and information and referral. Working poor families experiencing a personal or economic crisis are often in danger of eviction or utility disconnection; and all too often they go to bed hungry. Sometimes they must choose between buying food or gas to get to work and providing a sick child with necessary medications. Any unexpected change can quickly send the working poor into crisis. Our programs are about more than paying the bills; they're about impacting lives. Families and individuals experiencing a crisis are given the temporary assistance they need and referrals or training to promote their self-sufficiency. They are offered hope. We serve approximately 12% of the city's population, over 25,000 people annually, by partnering with clients to find solutions that work. Still, the need continues to grow. By staving off hunger and homelessness while providing a web of support systems and training opportunities, we reinforce the idea of offering a hand up, not a handout, to strengthen people's ability to care for themselves and their families.

Ensuring that the most basic of human needs are met is an important measure of a community's quality of life.

Website

http://www.irvingcares.org

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Reviews

Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Irving Cares, Inc.?

by Erica S. (2014-09-16 10:53:07.0)
This organization is a great services to the community and each person there makes your experience delightful. They really care about helping others and it shows.
by KYLE T. from Irving, TX (Administrator for this Organization) (2014-04-28 12:26:32.0)
Easy place to volunteer, very well organized, get good idea of what they do and how they help the Irving Community. Great long term volunteers who will help you and have a passion for their service to others.
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