Our Values

Irving Cares Will:

  • Provide clients with services in a respectful and dignified manner without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion or national origin
  • Identify and address the needs of the Irving community
  • Partner with clients to develop solutions that lead to self-sufficiency
  • Work with volunteers, agencies, and organizations for greater impact and effectiveness
  • Assure donors and supporters of superior management and fiduciary practices
  • Implement a sound fund development plan in support of commitments to the community

Our Vision

To offer efficient and effective human services to Irving residents in need.

Our Mission

Irving Cares provides focused assistance for Irving residents to address a financial crisis.

Our HIStory

Irving Cares, Inc. was organized in 1957 by a group of citizens in Irving who were interested in the social welfare of the needy people in their community. On October 25, 1963 the laws of the state of Texas incorporated Irving Aid. The bylaws were approved in 1964 and revised periodically, most recently in 2013. Irving Aid, Inc. was supported by the United Fund and operated with a staff of volunteers until 1973, when the agency reorganized and hired its first full-time paid staff.

Irving Aid, Inc. changed its name to Irving C.A.R.E.S., Inc., (Community Assistance Referral and Emergency Services) in 1991. On July 21, 1998, the Board of Directors voted to change the agency’s name from Irving C.A.R.E.S., Inc. to Irving Cares, Inc. and shortly adopted the tag line, “A lifeline for Irving residents in need.”

What Sets Us Apart

Irving Cares is a well-known community resource and has consistently been recognized for its excellent leadership and performance. In 2020, Irving Cares was voted the Best Local Nonprofit in Irving by the Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2001, Irving Cares has achieved United Way’s #1 top stewardship rating for fiduciary management and board oversight. In 2005, Irving Cares received the City of Irving’s Housing and Human Services Department’s Award for Outstanding Community Partner. Irving Cares is an original community partner of TXU Energy Aid.

Irving Cares received a Top Rated Nonprofit Award from GreatNonprofits.org again in 2020. In 2019, Irving Cares received its 10th four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, indicating that Irving Cares outperforms most other charities in America.

Irving Cares exceeds industry standards with more than 80 cents of every dollar raised being reinvested in the community as a program expense. Irving Cares is considered a model agency by the North Texas Food Bank and annually passes their very thorough inspection of our facilities, products, and volunteer training.

Our Charitable Ratings

Blue Ribbon Winners

Irving Cares is honored to be one of a hundred 2016 Blue Ribbon Winners of the National Small Business of the Year Award chosen by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

, Best In Irving

Irving Cares has been voted Best Local Nonprofit in Irving by in the Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Best in Irving awards 2013 – 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Platinum Level

GuideStar provides information to advance nonprofit transparency. Irving Cares participates at the highest Platinum Level, providing audited financials as well as impact and effectiveness information.

Charity Navigator

2019 marks the tenth four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator indicating that Irving Cares out-performs most other U.S. charities.

NTFB 2017 Partner Agency of the Year

Irving Cares is a Tier 1 model agency for the North Texas Food Bank, annually passing a very thorough inspection of facilities, products and volunteer training.  In 2017, Irving Cares was named Partner Agency of the Year and also received the prestigious Golden Fork Award.

GreatNonProfits.org

GreatNonprofits is the leading platform for community-sources stories from the people who know best – clients, donors and volunteers.  Irving Cares has been named a Top-Rated Nonprofit from 2012 through 2020.

United Way Award

United Way’s #1 top stewardship rating annually since 2001 for fiduciary management and board oversight.

Our Team

KYLE TAYLOR

KYLE TAYLOR

Chief Executive Officer

972-721-9181 ext. 203

JOYCE EJTMINOWICZ

JOYCE EJTMINOWICZ

Community Engagement Coordinator

972-721-9181 ext. 202

BECKY VOGEL, MSW

BECKY VOGEL, MSW

Development Director

 

BEVERLY Jordan-WILBORN, MSSW

BEVERLY Jordan-WILBORN, MSSW

Case Manager

 

972-721-9181 ext. 206

JESSICA MUNOZ-lopez, msw

JESSICA MUNOZ-lopez, msw

Bilingual Case Manager

972-721-9181 ext. 216

MARY SHELTON

MARY SHELTON

Invest In Yourself Coordinator

972-721-9181 ext. 207

LISA CASTILLO

LISA CASTILLO

Intake Coordinator

972-721-9181 ext. 201

 

BRANDI REILLY

BRANDI REILLY

Data Coordinator

972-721-9181 ext. 214

 

Our Board

Landa Parker, Chair

Community Volunteer

Cori Black, Vice-Chair

SMG Group

Clint Rain, Treasurer

ORIX USA Corporation

Harriet Blake, Secretary

Community Volunteer

Shelley Amason

RightStaff, Inc.

Yolanda Carroll

BNSF Railway

Gretchen Demke

PPAI

Sarah Dodd

PPAI

Betsy Freeman Lowe

Community Volunteer

Dexter Freeman II

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber

Adam Fritcher

Cambridge Holdings

GUSTAVO GARCIA

KPMG

Joy Goodrum

Prism Dermatology

Scott McKinney

Bank of the West

Shalimar Moore

HoltCat

Nancy Schachtner

YFYJupiter

Debbie Zarsk

A.A.F.E.S.

More About The Board

Our board is a volunteer based Board of Directors which oversees the agency’s operations.  Monthly meetings are held virtually on the third Tuesday evening at 6pm.  Board members serve as advocates for the agency in the community.  If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Kyle Taylor at [email protected] or 972-721-9181 ext. 203.