Our 2018 Crawfish Boil Was a Rajun’ Success!

 

The results are in…
Thanks to you, cher, our 8th Annual Crawfish Boil 
was a rajun’ success!
Thank you for joining us on Saturday, April 14th at West Alabama Ice House for a wonderful day benefiting The Women’s Home. Twin Connection played groovin’ tunes, a heapin’ helpin’ of crawfish was on hand, and les bon tempswere definitely rolling! Thanks to you, we raised $75,827 in gross revenue to support our work at The Women’s Home. This was our greatest NET revenue in the history of this event, and we could not have done it without each of your support!
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Partnership with Harris County Public Library

We are currently forming a partnership with the Harris County Public Library (HCPL) to bring a mobile library and educational literacy programs to our Mabee WholeLife® Service Center. As part of our initial efforts, we held an after-school story time and book give-away on March 27, 2018. HCPL brought science-related activities for the kids, read stories, and entertained with one of their costumed mascots “Owlbatron.” They also brought the Curiosity Cruiser—a mobile library where the children were able to choose six free, brand-new books to take home to start their own personal libraries.  

We’re excited about this new partnership and look forward to what’s to come! 

The Women’s Home 8th Annual Crawfish Boil!

 

The Women’s Home 8th Annual Crawfish Boil!

UPDATE: Our Crawfish Boil IS happening today! The weather is already clearing up, and it’s going to be a great day!

It’s no joke – The Women’s Home Annual Crawfish Boil is back for another season of sweet and spicy mudbugs! Join us at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018, as we welcome over 500 Houstonians to enjoy our family-friendly, rajun’ Cajun-style crawfish boil at West Alabama Ice House.

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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.