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We make it simple for YOU to build relationships with the poor.


A non-profit that believes in a solution to poverty that is more than material.





Who We Are




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Poverty isn't just a lack of material things, it is so much more than that! Research shows that the poor themselves tend to describe their condition in psychological and social terms such as shame, isolation, inferiority, powerlessness, humiliation, fear, hopelessness, depression, and voicelessness.
 
While needs for clothing, food, and shelter do exist, these are simply symptoms of poverty, not the root cause. That's why The NET is all about building relationships with people in poverty!
 
As individuals begin to understand their inherent dignity and worth, feelings of shame, isolation, and inferiority are replaced by connection, confidence, and hope! This leads our friends to participate in their own personal success and empowers them to rise out of poverty! This not only restores their lives but gives them the WORTH and dignity that every human deserves.
  • “Y’all are the only family I have. Y’all love me and you don’t even know me. The NET has changed my life and I will never be the same person I was when I walked in here.
    I’m a different person because of you girls.”
     
    - Crystal, 35, former prostitute we met through jail outreach
  • "It's the hardest part of being homeless.
    I've only been on the streets for a couple weeks.
    People look down on us like we're trash.
    We're not trash, we all have the same Father in heaven.
    You guys are different. We're all family here."
     
    - Kyle, 28, now formerly homeless, working part-time, recently purchased a car!
  • “You know, you young folks loving people
    is really changing me man. The girls come up and visit the ladies in jail and I walk them to their cars and make sure they’re safe.
     
    I tell everyone about y’all and try to get them to come to Bingo on Fridays. It’s just I’m so thankful that y’all wanted to be my friend and have shown me love and God and everything.”
     
    - James, 46, chronically homeless
  • "I miss my country and I miss my people,
    but here I have Jesus."
     
    - Salha Keza, 6, Congolese refugee



Who We Serve


The NET serves three communities in poverty in Fort Worth: the homeless, women affected by the sex industry, as well as low-income youth. The link between these programs is our goal to create an environment of dignity and empowerment among the people we serve.
 
The NET is all about building community with people in poverty, because we believe that people need people more than they need stuff.


Purchased

PURCHASED exists to bring freedom, safety, and hope to women and girls exploited by the sex industry in Fort Worth.
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Homeless
We create dignity restoring relationships with people experiencing homelessness that communicate with words and actions all people’s inherent value and worth.
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Low-Income
Ladera Kids desires to see the children at Ladera Palms understand their immense value and worth and grow in maturity through developing deep, fruitful relationships with their mentors.
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Get Involved



TIME
 
Many of our volunteer opportunities are relational in nature like sharing a meal, mentoring opportunities, and building relationships.

RESOURCES
 
The NET provides access to resources for our friends in need. We need YOUR help in keeping these resources stocked!

FINANCIAL
 
Every dollar that you give restores dignity and brings freedom to people in poverty. We can’t do this without YOU!



"By the end of this 30 minute conversation
I found myself forgetting that my new
friend was homeless."

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