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!
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.
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.”