Clark Cooper Concepts hosts Halloween Happy Hour
to benefit The Women’s Home

The spirits came early to The Dunlavy on Allen Parkway as Clark Cooper Concepts hosted a Dia De Los Muertos Themed Happy Hour on Thursday, October 20th to benefit The Women’s Home. Over 200 guests were treated to Day of the Dead themed cocktails and appetizers while enjoying the revelries of a classic Mexican loteria.
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In addition, Clark Cooper Concepts is fielding a team of six runners who will fundraise and race in the 2017 Aramco Half Marathon in support of The Women’s Home through the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program. The evening raised almost $1,000 in donations to support the Clark Cooper Concepts Half Marathon Team and The Women’s Home. A second loteria is planned for Thrusday, November 3rd at The Dunlay.

The Women’s Home would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Clark Cooper Concepts for its extreme generosity. If you would like to support the efforts of Clark Cooper through the Run for a Reason Program, please visit Chevron Houston Maraton and enter “Clark Cooper” under the team name. All donations will directly benefit The Women’s Home.

Run For A Reason

RFARwTXTandWEB_color_NOdate_finalThe Women’s Home is honored to have been selected as an official charity in the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason Program for the fifth straight year!

Help build us whole lives through your participation in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramaco Houston Half Marathon or ABB 5K by running for The Women’s Home. Your support will help raise both funds and awareness for the programming we offer to local under-served women and their families.

There are four ways you can help The Women’s Home through the Run For A Reason program:

1. Become our HERO.

For a $350 tax-deductible donation, you will receive a guaranteed entry into the race of your choice (Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Half Marathon) and receive some awesome benefits that include a custom back bib, tech cap, pass for pre-race private indoor restrooms, and much more!

2. Fundraising for Registration (FFR).

This option gives runners an opportunity to receive a guaranteed race entry in the race of their choice by fundraising for The Women’s Home. We have a limited number of these spots available with a set fundraising minimum of $500.

3. Already have an entry?

You can still support The Women’s Home! Go to Chevron Houston Marathon‘s website, select The Women’s Home from the list of charities on the Run for a Reason Charity Page and then click on the Fundraise/Donate button. Every runner that raises $350 or more will receive the same benefits as our HEROs.

4. Looking for a way to promote your business?

Your company can receive great exposure as a Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Donor. As a corporate charity donor, your company will be aligned with a 40+ year community event that has become the nation’s premier winter marathon. Plus, your company’s name will be seen by more than 30,000 participants, 7,000 volunteers, 250,000 spectators and over half a million television viewers – all while contributing a tax deductible donation to The Women’s Home.

The 2016-2017 Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Donor packages offer a variety of opportunities for local businesses and organizations to be recognized as a prominent supporter of the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Run for a Reason charity program.

For more information on any of these options, please contact Bethany Fields at 713-328-1951 or bfields@thewomenshome.org.

Texas Women Rainmakers

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On Friday, August 26, the Texas Women Rainmakers met in Houston for their annual conference.

The Rainmakers are a group of female lawyers from across Texas dedicated to “helping women lawyers be better rainmakers and succeed in their careers.” As part of their conference, they asked Debra Richmond, staff of The Home to attend and speak about the work being done to help women build whole lives. In gratitude for The Home’s attendance, the Rainmakers asked conference attendees to bring sheet and towel sets for the 40 apartments set to house the chronically homeless at the Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place starting in October.
Hearing about the work The Home does inspired the Rainmakers to donate 13 sets of sheets, 6 towel sets, and over $3,100!

Thank you to the Texas Women Rainmakers for helping to make our mission possible!

Announcing!

Dear Women’s Home Family and Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the below retirement announcement from our Executive Director, Paula Paust. I, along with the entire Board of Directors, express our tremendous gratitude and appreciation to Paula for her almost 25 years of dedicated service and visionary leadership to The Women’s Home.  Her compassion and desire to help women in crisis inspires us all.

Sincerely,
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Karen Ostrum George

President, Board of Directors, The Women’s Home


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Dearest all,

It is with tremendous pride and excitement that I share with you my decision to retire as Executive Director of the Women’s Home.

Nearly 25 years ago, I joined The Women’s Home, committed to be a servant leader furthering our mission – to provide a voice and assistance to those who need it most. During my tenure at the Women’s Home, we have helped thousands of women through our nationally recognized WholeLife® Program; become a national model for other like-minded organizations; and expanded our services to provide a much needed sober living apartment complex serving women in the Houston community. Just this year, we have constructed and opened a new family apartment complex, the Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place, providing housing for working families and those that have experienced homelessness. Later this month, construction of the WholeLife® Service Center will commence, which will provide much needed services in the community to include a healthcare clinic and providing after-school and summer school programming for children. In addition, workforce development, substance abuse and mental health services will be available for adults.

None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the extraordinary efforts of The Women’s Home staff and the Board of Directors. It has been my pleasure to work with Boards of Directors and donors that put so much of their personal time and effort into our organization over the years. I have been profoundly blessed to be a part of such an incredible team. There has never been a time when The Women’s Home executive leadership team, staff, and Board of Directors has been stronger or more stable.

I will continue to lead The Women’s Home until my successor is appointed by the Board of Directors in early 2017. A committee of board members led by Karen Ostrum George and past presidents Kay Walther and Susan Walker-Spalding is conducting the search for the right candidate to be approved by the Board. I will welcome the new executive director with open arms, providing assistance in any way to ensure he or she is positioned for success. In the meantime, be assured that we are moving forward with the vital work of the organization. With your continued support and commitment, the future of The Women’s Home remains very bright.

Thank you for your trust, confidence, and support over the past 25 years. The progress, growth, and accomplishments of The Women’s Home have occurred because of your efforts and support. It has been my distinct pleasure to serve you and the women in our community whose lives are being transformed.
Sincerely,
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Paula Paust
Executive Director