The Women’s Home Honored by Mayor Turner as Part of The Way Home

Anna C. Dragsbaek, CEO of The Women’s Home (center) with Mayor Sylvester Turner
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner held a press event on Monday, December 18, 2017 to celebrate the partners of The Way Home, and their exceeding the Mayor’s Challenge to house 500 chronically homeless individuals in 6 months.
“In March 2017, Turner announced a comprehensive and holistic approach to reducing homelessness….At the center of this plan was The Way Home, the collaborative model comprised of more than 100 private nonprofits and public organizations that has reduced overall homelessness by 60 percent.”
The Women’s Home is proud to be one of The Way Home partners.

Our 2017 Triumph Luncheon Was a Glorious Event!

On Friday, November 17, two hundred seventy-five guests gathered at the Houstonian Hotel to honor some of Houston’s most selfless community members and to support The Women’s Home.  ABC13’s Gina Gaston graciously served as emcee.  The Houston Grand Opera’s Zoie Reams, accompanied by pianist Blake Salter, delighted guests with a live performance of “Ain’t That Good News.”

Beloved and infinitely generous Houston philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith were named Lifetime Achievement Honorees.  Longtime TWH supporter, board president, and Capital Campaign chair Karen Ostrum George was honored with the Leadership award.  Stuart Nelson was recognized for Program Excellence for his work with The Women’s Home’s Spirituality Program.  St. Martin’s Episcopal Church was given the Community Support award for their unwavering and generous support of TWH over the years.

Lester Smith and Liz Murray, both of whom have endured intense hardship in their lives, shared their stories of resilience and inspired everyone present.

The elegant luncheon raised awareness for The Home, raised support for our far-reaching programs, and raised the spirits of all who attended.  It was a triumphant day, indeed.