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!
On Thursday, June 15, 2017, nearly40 supporters of The Women’s Home gathered for an exclusive first look at the Mabee WholeLife® Service Center, The Home’s newest initiative to help local families grow and thrive. Those who attended the Hard Hat Tour experienced firsthand all the amenities the Center will provide to residents of the surrounding neighborhood including those in residence at Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place and Jane Cizik Garden Place. Guests had the opportunity to sign one of the building’s support beams and become part of the building itself.
Special guests in attendance were:
Tom McCasland, Director, City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
Melody Barr, Deputy Assistant Director, Public Services/Public Facilities at City of Houston-Housing and Community Development
Andrea Smith, Financial Analyst, City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
Kathryn Turner, Loan Officer, Central Region, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Yasmin Huebinger, Vice President, Capital One, N.A.
Judge Steven Kirkland, Harris County 334th Civil Court and Board member of WholeLife Services, Inc.
Jo Lightsey and Linda Whatley of the Old Spring Branch Civic Association
The dedication of the Mabee WholeLife® Service Center will be in early 2018. For more information on how you can support the Center and help build whole lives, please contact Bethany Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!