welcome to Irving Cares
Our Mission & Vision
At Irving Cares we strive to 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 and partner with clients to develop solutions that lead to self-sufficiency.
We work with volunteers, agencies, and organizations for greater impact and effectiveness, to assure donors and supporters of superior management and fiduciary practices, and implement a sound fund development plan in support of commitments to the community
What Sets Us Apart
Irving Cares is a well-known community resource and has consistently been recognized for its excellent leadership and performance. In 2021, 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.
Find help to pay rent, utilities, and prescriptions. We can help you get the assistance you need.
We provide nutritious groceries to feed each member of the household three meals a day for a week.
Invest in Yourself
This program includes childcare, education, and employment services to get you back to work.
Job-seekers can learn job search techniques, interview skills, and resume preparation.
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 thereafter adopted the tag line, “A lifeline for Irving residents in need.”