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Annual Report 2014
homefront
the Women’s Home 2014 Annual Report
2014 — A year of possibilities and challenges
Houston’s Graduate
College of Social
Work. Two members
of our clinical staff
were chosen this
year to be certified as
facilitators of Brené’s The Daring Way™. This
highly experiential methodology empowers
individuals to break free of unhealthy patterns
and pursue their goals. Together we are learning
how to help women who have experienced
homelessness because of substance abuse and
mental illness to access their full potential.
Executive Director’s Message
PAULA PAUST
We learn so much from the women we serve. If
you listen carefully, those you serve will teach you
how to help them. Best practices are developed
in a partnership between a counselor and a
client, each bringing a unique set of skills and
perspectives. The most successful organizations
are those flexible enough to adjust to changing
needs in an ever-changing environment.
In 2014, in response to requests from the residents
in our treatment and transition housing program,
we strengthened and enriched the area of
spiritual development, an important component
of our WholeLife® treatment model. We have
partnered with Stuart Nelson, the Vice President
of the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the
Texas Medical Center, to offer the seven-week
The Courage to Search program. The Courage
to Search combines research and client feedback
to create a program that fosters spiritual growth
through evidence-based best practices. As these
services are refined, we can offer them to those in
our permanent supportive housing program.
Another collaboration in our treatment program
that I’m very proud of is the one we have with
Professor Brené Brown of the University of
I believe as an organization we have learned the
most from a handful of women who call Jane Cizik
Garden Place home. Based on our community’s
needs and some of the best practices we have
researched, we set aside ten one-bedroom units in
our permanent supportive apartment community
for a very vulnerable population. These units
serve women with disabilities including mental
illness and/or substance abuse, who have suffered
many instances of homelessness due to lack of
proper treatment.
These women have come into our apartment
community directly from being on the streets for
years or being in and out of shelters. We reduced
the barriers to positive change by reducing
requirements on length of sobriety or income
in accepting them as tenants. I am so proud
that with a safe place to live, these women are
succeeding. They are trusting and working with
our case managers to access health benefits and
employment, and disability income if needed.
As partners come to offer services, they are
participating. The lessons that these women have
reinforced are, first, as an agency we succeed
for our clients and our community when we can
be flexible in our approach and, second, strong
“Use the
darkness of your
past to propel
yourself to a
brighter future”
– Donata Joseph
partnerships aid success.
Our future brings endless possibilities but, of
course, it is not without challenges. In 2014, we
saw a loss of HUD funding in our treatment and
transitional housing program. We know this loss
will continue as HUD focuses their attention on
rapid rehousing and permanent housing and away
from services and transitional housing. However
The Women’s Home is committed to offering
residential treatment as one of our core programs.
For years, the treatment program has served as in
incubator where counselors and clients develop
best practices, such as our WholeLife® treatment
model, which can be incorporated into all our
programs. Going forward, we may need to ask
ourselves if flexibility is now called for in this
program and what lessons we can incorporate
from Jane Cizik Garden Place.
The Women’s Home is well positioned in terms
of our community’s and our nation’s focus on
affordable housing. Construction has started on
our second apartment community for women
and their families. It is important to know that
because of our years of commitment to, and our
success with, our WholeLife® treatment model,
our housing will continue to offer supportive
services to those most vulnerable. And our
ability to surround our women, and now our
Spring Branch community, with services will
grow tremendously when we open the doors
at our future WholeLife® Service Center in
Spring Branch. Partners will help us enrich our
community. As we move forward, we are proud of
our continued flexibility and of our expansion to
meet the needs of the women we serve.
How is the Women’s Home empowering
you to achieve this for yourself?
I needed someone to believe in me,
so now I believe in myself!
— Kim
It’s helping me achieve a brighter future by
training me for life situations, helping me learn
about myself and helping me have the courage
to work on my own faults. It helps me set goals
for something to work towards.
— Miranda
The Women’s Home has helped me work through
my past failures, learn from them and use them as
stepping stones for my future successes. —Stephanie
Turning my trial into triumphs.
—Vonda
I am pleased to report that 2014 was an extremely active and
impactful year for our Board of Directors. We continued to
move forward with the strategic plan of The Home, specifically
with the detailed planning and execution of our second
permanent supportive housing complex and our WholeLife®
Service Center. The $27 million capital campaign was ignited
by the significant accomplishments of these Board committees,
working in tandem to create our future:
• Capital Campaign Steering Committee: Led by
chairs Karen and Larry George, the steering committee
coordinated efforts to balance public and private funding.
Funding was secured through a combination of tax credits,
City of Houston housing funds, private foundation grants and
private individual donations, reaching an 80% commitment
level by late fall.
Message from the President
Brenda White
•Capital Expansion Task Force: Led by former Board
member Bette Stead, this task force worked closely with staff
to prepare architectural plans, construction documents,
building permits and budgeting guidelines and to secure
contractors and construction management experts.
•WholeLife® Service Center Task Force: Led by Board
member Bea Garza, this task force identified four key
areas of service, including: behavioral health; children’s
after-school and summer enrichment; adult education and
workforce development; and family enrichment. The group
The Women’s Home Balance Sheet
Assets
2014
2013
456,078
374,468
42,030
44,496
73,108
2,853,687
858,596
593,841
153,451
85,390
74,466
2,566,469
950,219
530,231
Pledges receivable restricted to
investment in capital projects
2,205,272
599,581
Property and equipment, net
13,081,632
12,239,763
20,080,990
17,701,725
Cash and cash equivalents
Pledges receivable
Government grants receivable, net
Prepaid expenses and other assets
Thrift shop inventory
Investments
Cash and cash equivalents restricted
to investment in capital projects
Total assets
Total liabilities
Net assets:
Unrestricted
Temporarily restricted
Permanently restricted
Total net assets
Total liabilities and net assets
•Public Affairs Committee: Led by Board secretary Micah
Hirschfield, this committee designed a concise and effective
communications message that embraces all current and
proposed services, based on our WholeLife® model of care.
Even as these new developments were underway, it was
important for us to set high expectations for our current
operations and meet increasing funding demands. The Cottage
Shop underwent a make-over and several new departments
were introduced to meet ongoing changes in the Montrose
market. Retail sales and a shift to high-low fashion trends and
up-cycling became the focus of this historic social enterprise,
now serving The Home for nearly 30 years. We hosted five major
fundraisers during the year to expand our base of individual
supporters and to provide a wide variety of events to satisfy
almost every age-group and interest. We continued to expand
those included in our Leadership Circle, our major gift-giving
circle for individual donors.
But most importantly, we continued to provide the best in care
for the health and healing of our residents. I am pleased to lead
this incredible team of staff and community volunteers to new
heights. We could not do it without your generous support.
For our residents...a hearty thanks.
OUR Mission
The mission of The Women’s Home is to help
women in crisis regain their self-esteem
and dignity, empowering them to return to
society as productive, self-sufficient individuals.
OUR Vision
At The Women’s Home, we envision
a world in which every woman embraces
her unique value and potential for a
life filled with love, dignity and purpose.
Liabilities and Net Assets
Liabilites:
Accounts payable
Accrued liabilities
Note payable
also outlined quality standards for collaborative partner
organizations.
75,540
96,225
1,089,503
111,969
73,404
1,089,503
OUR CORE VALUES
1,261,298
1,274,876
DIGNIT Y
Respect for the worth of every person.
12,517,854
6,008,643
293,195
13,155,085
2,978,569
293,195
18,819,692
16,426,849
20,080,990
17,701,725
Statements of Financial Position December 31, 2014 and 2013
INTEGRIT Y
Honesty, justice, consistency and ethical
practice in all relationships.
INCLUSIVENESS
Diversity in those we serve, our staff and leadership.
STEWARDSHIP
Wise use of talents and resources
in the service of others.
WHOLISTIC GROW TH
Empowering individuals to adapt creatively
to changes in life.
Misc.
Program
Income
Services
Fees
1%
Investments
1%
3%
United Way
8%
2014 Revenue
Total Revenue: $3,420,231
Contributions
Contributions
18%
Foundations
Rents
Government Fees and Grants
The Cottage Shop
13%
Special Events
The Cottage Shop
United Way
Foundations
16%
Investments
Misc. Income
Program Services Fees
Special Events
14%
REVENUE
Government Fees
and Grants
14%
Rents
14%
Contributions
$602,849
Foundations
$536,400
Rents
$498,423
Government Fees
and Grants
$480,378
Special Events
$478,885
The Cottage Shop
$438,649
United Way
$199,617
Investments
$92,552
Misc. Income
$48,325
Program Service Fees
$44,153
Total Revenue
Administrative/
Management
8%
$3,420,231
2014 Expenses
Total: : $3,484,560
Fundraising
11%
Treatment and Transitional
Housing Operations
Jane Cizik Garden
Place Operations
Jane Cizik Garden
Place Operations
19%
Fundraising
Treatment and Transitional
Housing Operations
62%
Administrative/
Management
EXPENSES
Treatment and Transitional
Housing Operations
$2,177,100
Jane Cizik Garden
Place Operations
$660,135
Fundraising
$372,786
Administrative/Management
$274,539
Total
$3,484,560
2014 - THE YE
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
GETTING READY FOR GALA
BANK OF AMERICA Grant
Provides $200,000 and
Strategic Leadership Training
2014 Gala cohosts Cindy Burns,
Harriet Hart and Martha Turner
begin preparations for the 2014
Gala honoring their friend Trini
Mendenhall. The Gala, with “An
Evening at Downtown Abbey” as its
theme, took place in November. The
generous crowd made it a rousing
success, raising $365,000 for our
residents.
The Women’s Home 2014 Crawfish
Boil kicked off spring in 2014, thanks to
the hard work of the host committee
led by chairs Michelle Yeglin, Chelsea
Boerstler and Sean Mata. Guests
enjoyed bright sunshine and good
times with 549 of their closest friends
at the West Alabama Ice House, and
raised $40,000 for our residents.
In honor of our dedication to the
economic and social health of
Houston, Bank of America recognized
The Women’s Home as a 2013
Neighborhood Builder, awarding us
$200,000 in flexible funding split
over 2013 and 2014. In addition to
this funding, the grant covered travel
expenses and costs for three sessions
of Strategic Leadership training for
an emerging leader at The Women’s
Home.
JULY
AUGUST
THE COURAGE
TO SEARCH Begins
In response to resident requests for
more in-depth spiritual programming,
The Women’s Home developed The
Courage to Search in collaboration
with a group of volunteer facilitators
led by Stuart Nelson, Vice President at
the Texas Medical Center Institute for
Spirituality and Health. The program
uses the Meaning System Interview,
developed by Stuart and his mentor
Dr. Ann Taves, to help residents
explore and understand their
personal spiritual views. The seven
week program, led by volunteers and
facilitated with the help of The Home’s
Manager of Clinical Services Emily
Kemper, includes field trips to several
spiritual locales throughout Houston.
Stuart Nelson
and Emily Kemper
Young Professionals
Host Another Record Breaking
Crawfish Boil
SEPTEMBER
Our Kitchen Gets an Update
reNew & reDux
On August 20, 2014, a crowd of 600
fashion-savvy Houstonians gathered at
the Wortham to watch as 21 volunteer
models took to the runway in designer
threads to benefit The Women’s
Home. With ensembles composed by
design team Lenny Matuszewski and
Tamara Bonar, hair by SoK Salon and
make up courtesy of Hues by Heather,
the show was stunning. Guests
shopped in the pop-up Cottage Shop
Boutique and were able to purchase
clothes right from the show, raising
over $130,000 for The Home. All the
designer clothing for reNew came
from donations to The Cottage Shop.
The Women’s Home
residential kitchen
for our treatment
and transitional
program received
much needed
updates and
renovations in September. Using a
$75,000 grant from The Vale-Asche
Foundation and a $10,000 donation
from HomeAid, the residential
kitchen was completely refitted with
updated fixtures and appliances.
Sysco Corporate Chef and Kitchen
Equipment Specialist Neil Doherty
created the new layout for our kitchen
and helped train our Residential
Cook Renella Wilson to use the
new appliances. Building Plans were
provided by Art Chavez Senior
Principal at Page
Architecture, and
neighborhood
restaurants
provided dinner
for residents
during the month+
renovations.
AR IN REVIEW
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
The Women’s Home
Honored at
Better Business Bureau’s
22nd Annual Awards
for Excellence
The Women’s Home Is the
Women’s Energy Network’s
2014 Luncheon Beneficiary
The Women’s Energy Network (WEN)
held their Biennial Charity Luncheon
on April 17, 2014, and chose The
Women’s Home as their beneficiary,
raising over $100,000 for The Home.
Arlene Nowak, WEN member and
Luncheon chair said:
The Women’s Home was proud to be
one of the finalists in the Houston
nonprofits category of the Better
Business Bureau’s annual awards
ceremony. Executive Director Paula
Paust, Board President Brenda
White, Board Member Jo Reid
and Development Director Marcia
Tapp were among the 985 business
leaders representing the honorees in
the Houston community that day.
It was both the holistic approach of The
Women’s Home’s program of healing and
realizing that any one of us could be there.
When we learned of successful women
who had fallen for whatever reason, it
resonated with us. Life is a journey, and
you never know where that journey will
lead you. We felt the simplicity and very
nurturing environment, combined with a
very complex, well-thought-out program
served the highest good of each individual.
OCTOBER
THE DARING WAY
Comes to The Women’s Home
In October 2014, two of our clinical
staff were selected to attend an
intensive five-day training for The
Daring Way™. The Daring Way™ is
an experiential methodology based
upon the research of Dr. Brené
Brown, a research professor at the
University of Houston Graduate
College of Social Work and author
of Daring Greatly: How the Courage
to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way
We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.
Experiential therapies encourage
participants to examine their
subconscious issues through activities
such as role-playing or guided
imagery. The Daring Way™ emboldens
participants to examine the thoughts,
emotions and behaviors holding them
back, in order to identify new choices
and actions that will move them
towards a more whole way of life.
NOVEMBER
Congratulations to 2014
WHOLELIFE® AWARD
Winner Natasha Jones!
Natasha came to The Women’s Home
in 2010 after reaching the end of her
rope in her struggles with addiction.
For nine months Natasha worked
hard to change her life, inspired and
encouraged by the staff and other
women at The Home. Now Natasha
has reconnected with her three
children, has a job as an apartment
manager, has new love in her life and
is pursuing her education at HCC.
Natasha and her husband were also
chosen as beneficiaries of Habitat
for Humanity and now own a threebedroom brick home.
DECEMBER
Capital Campaign
Reaches Milestone
Young Professionals Host
Annual Holiday Party
This November, Adele and Ber Pieper
graciously opened their home for
the exciting announcement that The
Women’s Home had not only achieved
but surpassed the halfway mark
towards our capital expansion goal of
$27 million. The
celebration
included
those tied
most closely
to The Home:
our Board
of Directors,
Advisory Board
members and
Leadership
Circle
contributors. The money from the
capital campaign will support the
construction of our WholeLife® Service
Center and a new 84-unit, two- and
three-bedroom affordable supportive
housing complex for women and their
families. The new facilities will be up
the street from our Jane Cizik Garden
Place, which provides supportive
housing in one-bedroom units.
The year capped off joyfully with
our residents’ holiday party on
December 16th. Generous volunteers
from our Young Professionals and
several of the women members from
Covenant Crossfit came together
to organize and host a lively evening
of festive fun. Each of our residents
received a treat-filled mug as a party
favor and enjoyed the evening’s
activities, including a staff rendition
of “Santa Baby,”
a manicure
station, salsa
lessons, bingo,
a wrappingpaper fashion
contest, and a
photo booth
with Santa.
2014 Leadership Circle
HONORING OUR MAJOR GIFTS...
$10,000 to $24,999
Louise and Vincent Foster
Melissa R. Goodman-Roberts
June Waggoner
$5,000 to $9,999
Wendy Chiles
Patricia and John Futcher
in memory of
Charles Futcher
Jane and William Joplin
Carolyn J. Keating
Marillyn Lee and Rex King
in memory of Donna King
Susan and Thomas V. McMahan
Deanne Noel
in honor of Karen George
Linda Poyser
Karen Kash and
Joe W. Redden, Jr.
$2,500 to $4,999
Leigh A. Evans
Lotty Gautschi
Laurie and Alfredo Gutierrez
Penny and Paul Loyd
Diane and John Riley
Hallie Vanderhider
Brenda and James White
Laura A. White
Sue Trammell Whitfield
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
$1,000 to $2,499
Mary and Brian Arnold
Susan Ann Bailey
Deborah Bay and
Edgar Browning
Susan and Major Bradshaw
in memory of Anthony Tinnin
Janet F. Clark
Almeria T. Cottingham
Laura Woodard Devinney
and Robert B. Devinney
in honor of
Barbara and Grant Woodard
Sara Dodd-Spickelmier and
Keith Spickelmier
Rickie and Stacy Duke
Avon Duson
in honor of Sarah Nesbitt
Bob B. Dyer
Ellen and Tim Eudy
2014 Foundations
Program Gifts
Leon Freedman
Karen and Larry George
Barbara J. Gibbs
Kay and James Gibson
James Gilligan
Shelley and Arthur Gottschalk
Laura Henderson and Ty Buthod
Mollie and Leighton Hill
in memory of
Reba Michels Hill, M.D.
Glen and Alan Husak
Virginia and John Joiner
Virginia Kanaly
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Irene Liberatos and
Michael Westergren
Melinda and
William Gary Littlepage
Julianne Mahler
B. Gaines Matthews in honor
of J’Anne and Jeff Rawson
Mary B. McIntire
in honor of Irene Liberatos
Trini Mendenhall
Susan R. Morrison
Than-Nhi Nguyen and Stuart Moffitt
Penny Packer
Paula and Jordan Paust
in honor of Karen George
Brenda Peters-Chase and
John Chase, Jr.
Jackie L. Phillips
J’Anne and Jeff Rawson
Robin Reed
in memory of Edith Reed
Sally and Norman Reynolds
Carolyn K. Rich
Carol Lee and Kenneth Robertson
Gail Rosenthal
Mary and Harold Siegele
Dr. Bette Ann Stead
Diana Strassmann and
Jeff Smisek
Marcia and Jay Tapp in
memory of Robert M. Chaney
Nancy and George Van Os
in honor of Laurie and
Alfredo L. Gutierrez
Barbara and Sonny Vaughn
Hilary S. Ware
Melanie Williams
Judy Winograd
$5,000 to $9,999 $50,000 to $99,999 The Brown Foundation, Inc.
John P. McGovern Foundation
Rockwell Fund, Inc.
The Simmons Foundation
$25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous
Episcopal Health Foundation
Houston Endowment, Inc.
$10,000 to $24,999 -
George and Mary
Josephine Hamman Foundation
Huffington Foundation
Ralph A. Johnston Foundation, Inc.
Lyons Foundation
M.D. Anderson Foundation
Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Foundations Fund
Transformation Foundation of Texas
Harry S. & Isabel C.
Cameron Foundation
Harriet & Joe Foster Foundation
Houston Texans Foundation
Salners Family Foundation
Strake Foundation
$2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous
The Keating Family Foundation
The John T. Shea
Charitable Foundation
2014 Individual Program Gifts
$10,000 to $24,999 -
Louise and Vincent Foster
Melissa R. Goodman-Roberts
June Waggoner
$5,000 to $9,999 -
Wendy Chiles
Patricia and John Futcher
Jane and William Joplin
Marillyn Lee and Rex King
Susan and Thomas V. McMahan
Deanne Noel
Linda Poyser
Karen Kash and Joe W. Redden, Jr.
$2,500 to $4,999 -
Leigh A. Evans
Lotty Gautschi
Laurie and Alfredo Gutierrez
Penny and Paul Loyd
Diane and John Riley
Hallie Vanderhider
Brenda and James White
Laura A. White
Sue Trammell Whitfield
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
$1,000 to $2,499 -
Mary and Brian Arnold
Susan Ann Bailey
Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning
Susan and Major Bradshaw
Janet F. Clark
Bobbie and David Colley
Almeria T. Cottingham
Laura Woodard Devinney and
Robert B. Devinney
Sarah Dodd-Spickelmier and
Keith Spickelmier
Rickie and Stacy Duke
Avon Duson
Bob B. Dyer
Ellen and Tim Eudy
Leon Freedman
Karen and Larry George
Barbara J. Gibbs
Kay and James Gibson
James Gilligan
Shelley and Arthur Gottschalk
Laura Henderson and Ty Buthod
Mollie and Leighton Hill
Glen and Alan Husak
Frandale L. Johnson
Virginia and John Joiner
Virginia Kanaly
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Irene Liberatos and
Michael Westergren
Melinda and
William Gary Littlepage
Julianne Mahler
B. Gaines Matthews
Mary B. McIntire
Trini Mendenhall
Susan R. Morrison
Caroline Negley
Than-Nhi Nguyen and Stuart Moffitt
Penny Packer
Paula and Jordan Paust
Haven and Bradley Pearson
Brenda Peters-Chase and John Chase, Jr.
Jackie L. Phillips
J’Anne and Jeff Rawson
Robin Reed
Sally and Norman Reynolds
Carolyn K. Rich
Carol Lee and Kenneth Robertson
Gail Rosenthal
Mary and Harold Siegele
Dr. Bette Ann Stead
Diana Strassmann and JeffSmisek
Marcia and Jay Tapp
Nancy and George Van Os
Barbara and Sonny Vaughn
Hilary S. Ware
Melanie Williams
Judy Winograd
2014 Corporations, Churches
and Organizations Program Gifts
$200,000 to $499,999 Bank of America Foundation
$100,000 to $199,999
United Way of Greater Houston
Women’s Energy Network - Houston
$50,000 to $99,999
Bristow Group Inc.
Houston Methodist
$25,000 to $49,999
ExxonMobil Foundation
Targa Resources Corporation
$10,000 to $24,999
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Plains All American Pipeline, LP
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Wells Fargo Community Relations
$5,000 to $9,999
Asian American Giving Circle
of Greater Houston
BBVA Compass Foundation
Cathay Bank
Chapelwood United Methodist Church
Direct Energy
ExxonMobil Corporation
GE Energy Financial Services
HomeGoods - A Division of
The TJX Companies, Inc.
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
Pines Presbyterian Church
Shell Oil Company Foundation
West U Rotary Club Foundation
$2,500 to $4,999
Iberia Bank
Maximus Foundation
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Spectra Energy Corp.
$1,000 to $2,499
Azuz
Barbara Vaughn Properties, LLC
BHP Billiton Matched Giving Program
Bristow Uplift Matching Gifts Program
Chevron
Chloe Di Leo, LLC
J. Jill Compassion Fund
St. Philip Presbyterian Church
TechKnowledge
Consulting Corporation
$1,000 to $2,499 Bayou Charitable Trust
The Bayou Fund
H. Fort Flowers Foundation, Inc.
Good Earth Foundation
The Douglas Grymes
Charitable Foundation
Silicon Valley
Community Foundation
Paul B. & Frances Lenora Terry, Jr. Family Foundation
2014 Government Donors
$200,000 to $499,999
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Continuum of Care
$100,000 to $199,999
City of Houston/Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Inc.
$25,000 to $49,999
Harris County Community Services Department
2014 Special Events Gifts
$50,000 to $99,999 - Linda and Dusty Rhodes
Charlie Thomas
Paul-David Van Atta
$25,000 to $49,999 - Hallie Vanderhider
Linda Webster
Anonymous
West Alabama Ice House
Bristow Group Inc.
West U Rotary Club Foundation
Kay and René Joyce
Laura and Michael Wiley
John P. McGovern Foundation
Trini Mendenhall Wortham Insurance &
Risk Management
Targa Resources Partners, LP
$10,000 to $24,999 - Admiral Transfer & Rigging, Inc.
Beth and J. Michael Chambers
Carrie and David Danielson
C.C. and Scott Ensell
Houston Methodist
Tania and Robert Muraro
Diane and John Riley
Sysco Corporation
Barbara and Sonny Vaughn
Raye G. White
Sue Trammell Whitfield
The Williams Companies, Inc.
$5,000 to $9,999 - Atmos Energy
Lisa and Walker Barnett
BMC Software, Inc.
Kerri and Downey Bridgwater
Cindy Burns
Diane and James D’Agostino, Jr.
Leigh A. Evans
Patricia and John Futcher
GE Energy Financial Services
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Harriet Hart
K2Controls, Inc.
Mandy and William Kao
L & D Events
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Kristen and Steve McDaniel
Merrick Capital Corporation
Julie and Jamison Monroe
Vicki and Ken Parrott
Adele and Ber Pieper
J’Anne and Jeff Rawson
Karen Kash and
Joe W. Redden, Jr.
Salient
Kent Schaffer
The Shanks Law Firm
SoK Salon on Kirby
Heida Thurlow and
Wayne Smithers
TSA
Martha F. Turner
Vinson & Elkins. LLP
Brenda and James White
Mickie Winborn
$1,000 to $2,499 - A+ Corporation, LLC
Farida Abjani
Dorothy and Mickey Ables
Action Trucking Co.
Against All Odds Fitness
Caroline and Willie Alexander
Jessica Archer
Mary and Brian Arnold
Peg Austin
Barbara Vaughn Properties, LLC
Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi
Briggs & Veselka Co.
Ginny and Dennis Cahill
CenterPoint Energy
Chantal Cookware
Carrie Colbert
Donna F. Cole
Tricia and Mark Cordell
Covenant Crossfit
Rose and Harry Cullen
Jeanne and Tom Cunningham
Danny Nguyen Couture
Melissa and Charles Davis
Desroches Partners, LLP
Mikki Donnelly
Jennifer and James Drew
Heidi Dugan
Diane Lokey Farb
Mary F. Granger
Granite Pipeline Services
Merrill and Joe Hafner
Hess Hopkins Alexander LLP
Sue and Dike Howe
Diana Hudson and Lee Kaplan
Duyen Huynh and Mark Nguyen
Anika Jackson
JVW Investments, LTD.
Caroline and Gary Kenney
Gina M. Li
Cora Sue and Harry Mach
Karen and Evan Marti
Hiru Mathur
Melina McCarty and John Bishop
Kathy and Robert McRee
Jan and Oniel Mendenhall Jr.
Sneha and Nick Merchant
Susan R. Morrison
Gerald Ollo
Jane and L. Edward Parker
$2,500 to $4,999 - Deborah Parks, RN, Ph.D.
Kristen Andreasen
and Mark Bouzek
Philamena and Arthur Baird
Maria Teresa and
Cynthia and Robert Blevins
Ricardo Perusquia
Bowen, Miclette & Britt, Inc.
Jo Reid
Capital One Securities, Inc.
Kitty Russell
Costar Midstream, LLC
Saira and M. Ali Saeed
Robin and Joe Cunningham
Spectra Energy Corp.
Natalie and Steven Curley
Dakota Premium Hardwoods, LLC Barbara and Mike Staley
Marcia and Jay Tapp
Caroline Fant
Leigh and Jim Tomforde
Karen and Larry George
Trinity Petroleum
Janice and Charlie Hall
Consultants, LTD.
Heritage Texas Properties
Janet and Tom Walker
Kanaly Trust
Kay and J.D. Walther
Legacy Mutual Mortgage
Westside Lexus
Kayla and James Lehmann
Lily Zhang
The Lester and
Tina Zulu
Sue Smith Foundation
Irene Liberatos and Michael
Westergren
Julianne Mahler
Lynn Mathre
Chau Nguyen
Ann Ollo
Sue Payne
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
*In Honor Of...
Josh Aruh in honor of Kelli Colbert
Mary Theresa Bergeron in honor of Trini Mendenhall
John Black in honor of Kelli Colbert
Debra Bruce in honor of Carla Cooper and SoK Salon
Robert and Jane Cizik in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Allison Clement in honor of Jan Clement
Joe Colangelo in honor of Ellen Elam
Carrie Colbert in honor of Kelli Colbert
Donna F. Cole in honor of Mandy Kao
Carla Cooper in honor of
Alden Clark and SoK Salon on Kirby
Kathryn Craig in honor of Jane Watts
Sharyn and Shon Craig in honor of Jane Watts
Christina Deajon in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Ann E. Deaton in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Jon Deutser in honor of Kelli Colbert
Laura Woodard Devinney
in honor of Barbara and Grant Woodard
Avon Duson/The Bayou Fund in honor of Sarah Nesbitt
Jonathan Farb in honor of Kelli Colbert
Nicole Gibson in honor of Alden Clark
Dianne Gillory in honor of Alex Lopez
Christi Hill in honor of Kelli Colbert
Bob Hogan in honor of Kelli Colbert
Marianne and Robert Ivany
in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Debbie and Bruce Jones in honor of Kelli Colbert
Earlene Joseph in honor of John Smith
Harriet and Truett Latimer in honor of Kay Walther
Kayla and James Lehmann in honor of J’Anne Rawson
Michele A. Malloy in honor of Trini Mendenhall
B. Gaines Matthews in honor of J’Anne and Jeff Rawson
Mary B. McIntire in honor of Irene Liberatos
Ariana McKnire in honor of Sarah Black
Chau Nguyen in honor of Christine DeLeon
Dorothy Nicholson in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Patrice O. Noel in honor of Karen George
Christine Ozley in honor of Kelli Colbert
Paula and Jordan Paust in honor of Karen George
Carolyn Peterson in honor of Iris Landry
Jackie L. Phillips in honor of Sarah Black
Jo Reid in honor of Sarah Black
Frank B. Rynd in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Margaret and Rob Sides
in honor of Martha and Kemp Maer
Targa Resources Corporation in honor of René R. Joyce
Jackie Taylor in honor of Adele Pieper
Charlie Thomas in honor of Trini Mendenhall
Paul-David Van Atta in honor of Marcia Tapp
Nancy and George Van Os
in honor of Laurie & Alfredo L. Gutierrez
Kavin and Downy Vickery
in honor of Anne Stevenson
Kylie Watts in honor of Jane Watts
Linda and Philip Wetz
in honor of Toshi Hayre and to celebrate
her volunteer work with TWH
Judy Winograd iin honor of Mrs. Janet Davis
*In Memory Of...
Susan and Major Bradshaw in memory of Anthony Tinnin
Philip Briggs in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Vicki L. Brooks in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Charlene and Phil Carroll in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Susan Chortyk in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Joan Dow in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Mary and Robert Doyle in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Jennifer and James Drew in memory of Robert M. Chaney
ExxonMobil Corporation in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Leon Freedman in memory of James L. Harris
Louana and Ted Frois in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Patricia and John Futcher in memory of Charles Futcher
Karen and Larry George in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Kay and James Gibson in memory of Bruce Meek
Austin Greaux in memory of Anne West-Greaux
Janice C. and Charlie Hall
in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Pamela and James P. Harris
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Mollie and Leighton Hill
in memory of Reba Michels Hill, M.D.
Ann and Robert Johnson in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Kay and René Joyce in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Marillyn and Rex King in memory of Donna King
Lake Fern Hunting and Fishing Club, Inc.
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Helene and Jean-Pierre L’Hermitte
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Susan and Kenneth Livingston
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Norma and Harry Longwell
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Nancy M. Matthews in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Fay and H. Eugene McBrayer
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Linda McFadden in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Marilyn and Louis Mogas
in memory of Barbara and Grant Woodard
Penelope and Brandon Moore
in memory of Heather Kelly
Adrienne Nell in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Richard A. Pattison in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Paula and Jordan Paust in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Adele and Ber Pieper in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
R.B. Ratcliff & Associates, Inc.
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Robin Reed in memory of Edith Reed
Diane and John Riley in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Cary and Kenneth Roberts in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Carol Lee and Ken Robertson
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Kenneth N. Robertson in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Jean and Mervin Rosenbaum
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Kathleen and Robert Sahm
in memory of Robert M. Chaney
Marcia and Jay Tapp in memory of Robert M. Chaney
The Sherman and Alana Glass Family Fund
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Vermilion Corporation in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
June Waggoner in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Wesley Ward in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
H. Duane Watkins in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Wells Fargo Community Relations
in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Judy Winograd in memory of Ray Ben Nesbitt
Robin Woodard in memory of Barbara Ann Woodard
Robin Woodard in memory of
Barbara and Grant Woodard
*Listed donations were $100 or greater
Generosity and Community Support…
The Women’s Home wouldn’t exist without it. We are so grateful and continually
humbled by the many different sources that provide our organization with the
donations, grants and volunteer time that help us to change lives.
Below are just a few of our many charitable supporters.
U.S.
Department
of Housing
and Urban
Development
City of Houston/
Harris
Child Care Council
County
of
Community
Greater Houston, Inc.
Services
Department
Continuum
of
Care
The Women’s Home
Board Members (2015)
607 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77006-3915
www.thewomenshome.org
713-521-3150
Upcoming Events
August 19, 2015
reNew and reDo
The Wortham Grand Foyer
September 24, 2015
Young Professional Educational Panel
The United Way
September 30- October 1, 2015
2015 Re:Entry Summit on the
Impact of Incarceration
South Main Baptist Church
Sponsored by the Texas Bar Association
HONORARY
BOARD MEMBERS
Susan G. Baker
Barbara Bush
Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell
Trini Mendenhall
Lester and Sue Smith
Sue Trammell Whitfield
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
2015 BOARD MEMBERS
Amy Absher
General Manager-Technology,
Strategy & Services
Chevron Corporation
Mary Arnold
Senior Private Banker/Senior VP
Wells Fargo
Mary Axelrad
Gray Reed & McGraw P.C.
Walker Barnett
Principal/Director
Colliers International
Maddie Shepard
Facility Director
Cheyenne Center, Inc.
Kay Walther
Partner
Blazek and Vetterling
Janice Hall
Community Volunteer
Lynda Hancock
Sr. Commercial Contract Analyst
Williams
Micah Hirschfield
Board Secretary
Managing Director, Communications
Dynegy Inc.
Kay Joyce
Community Volunteer
Irene Liberatos
Community Volunteer
Julianne Mahler
1st Vice President
Sr. Commercial Advisor
Exxon Mobil
Karen Marti
Community Volunteer
Tom McMahan
Community Volunteer
October 16, 2015
Partnership Express Luncheon Series
Featuring Elaine Turner
Tony’s
Paige Ben-Yaacov
Parliamentarian
Attorney - Baker Botts, L.L.P.
November 13, 2015
The Women’s Home Annual Gala
Legacies and Landmarks
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Bob Dyer
Community Volunteer
Design by Squidz Ink Design
Laurie Gutierrez
Treasurer
Partner
Blazek & Vetterling
Jim Drew
Sr. VP, Bowen, Miclette & Britt Inc.
Leigh Evans
Partner – Environmental
Resources Management
Leslie Forestier
CFO - Houston Zoo
Bea Garza
President and CEO
Association for Advancement of
Mexican Americans (AAMA)
Karen Ostrum George
President Elect
Associate
Ralph S. O’Connor & Associates
Laura McWilliams
Community Volunteer
Susan Morrison
Community Volunteer
Charles O’Connell
Community Volunteer
Jackie Phillips
Second Vice President
Director of Ethics and Compliance
Spectra Energy
Adele Pieper
Community Volunteer
J’Anne Rawson
Community Volunteer
Karen Kash Redden
Advisory Board President
President
Witness Work
Brenda Garrison White
President
Shareholder
Briggs & Veselka Co.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Karen Kash Redden, President
Cindy Burns
Charlene Carroll
Jan Carson
Jane Cizik
Alden Clark
Donna F. Cole
Shirley Coskey
Melissa Davis
Deborah Duncan
Scott Ensell
Jerry Fabian
Stephan Fairfield
Judy S. Gilbert
Harriet Hart
Mandy Kao
Steven E. Kirkland
Barbara Kraft
Linda Lewis
Rebecca McDonald
Sarah Nesbitt
Jane Parker
Lucy J. Puryear, M.D.
Gordon Quan
Jo Reid
Sally Renolds
Diane M. Riley
Albert J. Smith
Bette A. Stead
Heida L. Thurlow
Martha Turner
Susan Walker-Spalding
Hilary Ware
Kathy Wells
2015 Whole Life® Award Winner Bryson Blair
Bryson Blair was welcomed into
The Women’s Home in 2012 and
immediately took to the structured,
disciplined WholeLife® program.
She appreciated how the WholeLife®
approach addressed her underlying
issues, and didn’t focus solely on her
alcohol addiction. Bryson was able to
find role models and understanding
friends in her new community. She also
learned why drinking had taken such a
firm grip on her life. She was treated as
an individual with her own needs, and
soon her road to recovery felt sure.
“My disease no longer defines who
I am,” Bryson says of her chronic
alcoholism. “I have learned to find
self-confidence, and I have left behind
debilitating insecurities and self-image
issues that kept me down.” Today
Bryson lives in a house she shares
with her fiancé, and they are getting
married in October of this year. She
enjoys her daily run: exercise makes
her stronger and healthier. Bryson
works in a coveted retail position with
a national employer—a position she
earned not only with her skills, but also
through her candid honesty about her
journey to recovery in her interview.
Her job is exciting and demanding, and
Bryson’s journey of recovery keeps her
grounded.
Bryson is proudest of the time she
spends “giving back.” She tells her story
to groups and on various television
appearances with TWH staff, and she
volunteers with current residents of
The Home. This work reminds her
where she’s been, where she is today,
and where she’s going.
Congratulations for all of your
successes, Bryson! The Women’s
Home applauds you for your strength
and honesty; you truly embody what
it means to live a whole life. May you
continue to inspire other women on
their journey to empowerment!
I have left behind
debilitating insecurities
and self-image issues
that kept me down.

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