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.

Clothing for Clients

We are in need of business and business-casual clothing, 
sizes 14-24, to assist some of our clients as they prepare
for job interviews! 
Can you help?
If you have items you can donate or know of someone (or somewhere!) that might, you can bring them to The Cottage Shop – just be sure to tell the person receiving your items that they are for our clients, not inventory for The Shop.  And don’t forget your in-kind donation receipt!
Thank you so much.

The Women’s Home Receives MAXIMUS Foundation Grant Award

“The MAXIMUS Foundation is proud to present The Women’s Home with a grant in honor of its commitment to improving the lives of those it serves in the community,” said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. “Through its innovative services and solutions, The Women’s Home’s values continue to align with those of the MAXIMUS Foundation – helping disadvantaged populations while supporting individuals’ and families’ pursuit of self-sufficiency and improved health care outcomes. On behalf of the MAXIMUS Foundation, I am so grateful for The Women’s Home’s dedicated work.”

Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government sponsored programs. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.

About the MAXIMUS Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.

2017 Triumph Raffle for Chopard Diamond Necklace

Thanks to the generosity of Chopard in River Oaks, The Women’s Home will raffle off a stunning necklace from the Ice Cube Collection at the Triumph Luncheon. Directly inspired by the vision of ice cubes with their cubic shape and alluring frosty sharpness, this daring piece quietly boasts immaculately semi-set diamonds and a geometrical twist. The multi-faceted necklace is fashioned in 18k yellow gold (ethical  fair-mined certified). With a touch of understated sparkle, it is easy to see why this is one Chopard’s most popular collections.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase online until 12:00 PM (CST) on Thursday, November 16, 2017Individuals may purchase raffle tickets in person at the event on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Rules and Regulations

  • ELIGIBILITY: Must be 21 years or older to purchase a raffle entry. Purchasers of raffle tickets must qualify under Texas Law.  All federal, state & local laws & regulations apply. Raffle tickets are non-transferable & non-refundable; all ticket sales are final.
  • DRAWINGS:  A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold for this raffle.   Ticket prices are 1 ticket for twenty-five & No/100 Dollars ($25.00) or 5 tickets for one hundred & No/100 Dollars ($100.00). Tickets can be purchased until November 17, 2017 or until tickets are sold out, whichever comes first. All purchases of tickets are non-refundable. In this raffle there will be one winner & there is no possibility of a tie.
  • ODDS:  A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based upon the number of tickets actually sold. 
  • RELEASE: Entrants, by participating, agree to allow The Women’s Home to use their name, photo & statements in promotional material. The Women’s Home will not share other personal information from entries with other organizations.


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