NDSM is an interfaith community of volunteers, partners and collaborators providing charitable assistance to persons in need. We have four main goals in support of our mission:
- We provide appropriate emergency assistance.
- We promote promote their wellness and financial independence.
- We help them access entitlement, health and community programs designed to help them achieve long-term stability.
- We develop resource materials that can lead them to additional services and support.
Our goal as an organization is simple – to deliver aid as efficiently and effectively as possible. Since our founding, we have overwhelmingly relied on volunteers – over 500 at present – to fulfill our mission.
So our fundamental organizational objective is to make volunteering desirable by insuring that it remains rewarding and fulfilling. Our volunteers enable us to devote over 92% of our budget to client/patient services. In 2018, general and administrative expenses were 7.8% of total assistance provided ($6 million).