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The Women's Home
February 14, 2011

The Womens Home is an amazing gift to our community and especially to the ladies in our program over all these years. As first a volunteer and now a Partnership Board Member, it has been my joy to work with the ladies also in a classroom environment. They are the heart and soul of the entire mission - they are ALL of us, You and Me - by the grace of God go we. They are educated, many times with Bachelor and Masters degrees, with talents just waiting to burst out there after the love, spirituality and guidance of the counsel, inclusion and education of staff, volunteers and board members in our organization. Many of them have been through the worst of times in their lives, often from childhood. In our program, they choose not to be victims but to be soaring eagles, becoming the true champions of change. We are so proud of them and of every outstanding individual who has touched The Womens Home over the years. With the new Jane Cizik Garden Apartments (thank you to the Cizik's); also to Lester and Sue Smith - your light is shining through - these apartments provide homes for our graduates and for others - the environment is just warm and lovely and an oasis in Spring Branch. We are very proud of our ladies, of our staff at The Womens Home, to our volunteers, our contributors, and Board Members.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In seeing how the ladies grow and improve in their lives, watching them write resumes, get jobs and now move into the apartments. That is SUCCESS.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See continued growth; would love to see us have a Thrift Store in spring Branch on our property there; perhaps also have new items for sale; we have a volunteer who would love to help get a Candle business started there - at no cost to the Home but for supplies. A store much like what Brookwood has would be a place where our women could gain and regain work experience, while providing additional income to our organization. We need MORE members and volunteers and are working very hard in that direction.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Taught Resume Writing Classes at The Womens Home to the Ladies.

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