The Home Wins 2017 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award


The Women’s Home is proud to have won the 2017 Houston Business Journal Landmark Award in the area of Community Impact for our Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place Apartments complex. The awards recognize outstanding real estate projects completed in the greater Houston area between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Finalists and the winners of all categories were announced and awarded on stage in front of the key building blocks in the commercial real estate community.  The ceremony, held on April 20th, recognized commercial real estate projects and developments that create the foundation of the Houston landscape, as well as honor the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Winner, Edna Meyer-Nelson, president & CEO of The Richland Companies. We are greatly honored!

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A New Chapter for The Women’s Home


It is with joy and gratitude that we celebrate Paula Paust and her 25 years of unparalleled service to The Women’s Home. Paula’s leadership and commitment to The Home have created a solid foundation upon which the organization has flourished and expanded, and we are now able to serve more women and their families than ever before.  We wish her well in her retirement and will always be grateful for her tireless, loving efforts to ensure that The Home and its clients thrive. 


We are proud to announce Anna Dragsbaek as The Women’s Home’s new Chief Executive Officer.  Anna brings with her many years of non-profit experience and a passion for empowering families. With a background in social work, public health and law, she believes in the power of women to build healthy families and strong communities. Anna is honored to continue the legacy of The Home, helping women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity.  We warmly welcome her family into ours. 

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Women’s Home, we are in the midst of an exciting time of growth and change. With the addition of the Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place and in the fall, the Mabee WholeLife® Service Center, we are expanding into new areas of service. With the ongoing support of our community, The Women’s Home is poised to impact more lives than ever. 

Give a Gift to Honor Paula’s Legacy!

ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program


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Since 1998, ExxonMobil has provided over $2.6 million in grants to Houston area nonprofit agencies through the Community Summer Jobs Program.  The program provides full-time college students with an eight-week paid summer internship to assist nonprofit organizations and gain experience at agencies with diverse mission areas.  The Women’s Home is honored to have been chosen once again to be a partnering organization for this great program.

Our internship requires a bright, dynamic, high-energy student interested in acquiring a broad range of personal and professional skills in the areas of non-profit fundraising, marketing and fashion retail management. In addition, the intern will gain an understanding of our program mission by working side by side with TWH clients at The Cottage Shop.  The internship will provide in-depth work experience with the support and training provided by The Women’s Home staff. For the full job description, click here.  If you’re interested in applying, please forward your resume to Debra Richmond at

2017 Crawfish Boil Sponsors

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Thank you to our 2017 Crawfish Boil Sponsors!

To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.

(Current as of 3/28/17)

Doubloon Sponsors

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John P. McGovern Foundation

T-Shirt Sponsor

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Koozie Sponsor

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Event Giveaway Sponsor

Katy and Logan Boatman

King Craw Daddy Sponsors


Telco Intercon logo-BG


Meaghan and JP Yorro

Red Hot Chili Condiment Sponsors

Covenant Crossfit

Sean Mata

Bayou Queen Sponsors

Mary Axelrad

Lisa and Walker Barnett

Hess Hopkins logo

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Courtney and Jeff Lyons / Michelle and Gahan Mullen

Deb Parks and Mark Bouzek



Rajun Cajun Sponsors



Matt Corbett


Brenda and Jerry Fabian

Melissa and Bob Frazier

Lynda Hancock

Lydia & Jonathon Hance

LWI Construction

missy stewart

The Boiler Sponsors

Amy Absher

B&A Logo

Ellen and Tim Eudy

Courtney Goldberg and Josh Lindloff

The Hawkins Family in memory of memory of Jonathan Uzick

Charlotte Hutson


Julie Mahler and Andrew Gamson

Kristen McDaniel

Stephanie and John McGraw

Than-Nhi Nguyen and Stu Moffit

Katie and Chris Morgan


Kelly Sandill

Helen and Brent Shultz

Spring Branch Community Health
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Mudbug Sponsors

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Tanner Baker

Dan Binder and Alyssa Farmer

Marie T. Bosarge

Marcella Burke

Dr. Samuel and Tiki Collins



Leslie Forestier and Andy Scarth

Sarah Germain

Gumbo Girls

Janice and Charlie Hall

Abby and Josh Hamilton

Kim Huynh

Karen Jones

Ashley Kahn

Reema and Chris Kasavich

Ashley and Kyle Lewis

Patti and Keith Lindloff

Rachel and Alex Lopez

Susan R. Morrison

Luisa Muskus

Stephanie Nguyen

Joanna Podsiadlik

Samantha Rachlin

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Jessica Sanders

Cyndi and John Smith

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James Willson

Special Thanks


VIP Sponsor Party Sponsors




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Sound Sponsor


Snack Sponsor


Women’s Home
Annual Crawfish Boil

Online registration for our annual Crawfish Boil is now closed.

We will have a limited number of tickets available for sale at the door on Saturday, April 1, 2017.




When you arrive, please go to our Will Call Table (located at the entrance facing McDuffie Street) to pick up your tickets. If you would like to have your tickets in hand before the event, you are welcome to drop by our administrative offices anytime this week between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We are located at 607 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006. Just let our receptionist know that you’re there to pick up tickets for the Crawfish Boil, and she will be happy to assist you.



Parking in Houston is crazy, right?  Parking in Montrose can be even crazier!! There is limited parking available in the neighborhood surrounding West Alabama. Many streets only allow parking on one side of the street, so please take notice of street signs when parking.  If you don’t want the hassle of parking, we encourage you to carpool or catch a ride with a great service like Uber.

2017 Crawfish Boil Invitation

2017 Event Chairs

Katy and Logan Boatman

Meaghan and JP Yorro

2017 Host Committee

Zenobia and Darvell Bivens, Marcella Burke, Mark Carter, Jessica Castañeda, Matt Corbett, Joel Glover, Courtney Goldberg, Ashley and Kyle Lewis, Rachel and Alex Lopez, Courtney and Jeff Lyons, Kelly Sandill, Helen Shultz, Barbara Vaughn


Featuring Live Music by Brad Absher and Swamp Royale


For more information, please click here.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors! For a current listing of sponsors, please click here.

Individual Tickets on sale now for $45 each! Your ticket includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, 1 drink ticket and loads of fun. 

Online registration is now closed for this event. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door on April 1st!

Triumph Luncheon Wrap-Up

Our first ever Triumph luncheon was held on Friday, November 18 at the Royal Sonesta and indeed was a triumph!  520 guests dined on a tasty fall meal in the great company of the many friends and supporters who turned out to celebrate the mission of The Women’s Home, pay tribute to our distinguished honorees and be mesmerized by the keynote speaker, Amanda Lindhout.  Most importantly, those in attendance raised a record-breaking $357,000 to forward the work of their beloved organization.  Highlights included a stunning solo by singer Kenneth Gayle, a moving and funny speech by Lifetime Achievement honorée, Diane Riley and the beautiful story of survival and forgiveness delivered by Amanda Lindhout.

In addition to Diane, other honorees included, Bank of America represented by David Ruiz for corporate community support; long-time board member, Jackie Phillips for leadership; and Ashley Brown Ruiz for program excellence.  Each received a stunning glass award as they took to the stage for their ovations.

Kudos to chairs Donae Chramosta, Kristen McDaniel, Karen Redden and Jo Reid for a beautifully choreographed event from start to finish.  Each gave their special touch to the event and drove home a grand success.

Although every single gift made this success possible, please refer to the listing below for recognition of underwriters for the event.


The Riley Family

John and Diane / Tom and Lizabeth / Pat and Bea /

Beth and Marcus St. Raymond


Admiral Transfer & Rigging, Inc.

Joan Amoroso / Adele Pieper

Bank of America

Dr. Brené Brown

Anne S. and Albert Chao

John P. McGovern Foundation

John Riley’s Saturday Morning Golf Group

Fay and Salim Zakhem


Peg Austin / Gerry Ordway

Cathay Bank

The Robert and Jane Cizik Foundation

Kristen McDaniel

Trini Mendenhall

Northern Trust

Jackie Phillips

Post Oak Bank

Regina and David Sheil

Lisa Stewart

Marcia Tapp in memory of Katie Chaney


Mary S. Axelrad

Baker Hughes Foundation

Lisa and Walker Barnett

Donae and Rob Chramosta – The Vintage Contessa

Cindy de Moya / Laurie Gutierrez / Kay Walther

Jim Drew

Diane’s Bosom Buddies

Friends of Diane Riley

Karen and Larry George

Mandy Kao / Dr. Sippi Khurana

Jen and JC Kneale

Irene Liberatos and Michael Westergren

Linda Lewis

Christine S. Lukens

J’Anne Rawson

Karen Kash and Joe W. Redden, Jr.

Jo Reid

Darlene Walker and Reagan Redman

Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning

Rachael Volz / A Fare Extraordinaire

Mickie Winborn

“Be a Light” in the life of homeless families across Houston.



SoK Salon is supporting The Women’s Home to “Be a Light” in the life of homeless families across Houston.

The Women’s Home is opening Pieper Family Place Apartments in Spring Branch with 40 fully furnished units reserved for homeless families.

Your donation of $40 provides a lamp for these families & welcomes them to their new home.

Please give generously and help us reach our goal of 120 lamps!

*  Donations received above the 120 lamps needed will be used to furnish other necessities in the apartments for homeless families.