Human Services

The Women's Home

Building Whole Lives

Houston, TX   |  www.thewomenshome.org

Mission

The Women's Home builds communities that strengthen women and support families as they reclaim their stability. For more than six decades, The Women's Home has worked to build whole lives in the Houston area. Our services focus on vulnerable households with a special emphasis on women and families. We have four unique programs -- a residential treatment program located near downtown, and two permanent housing programs and a collaborative service center in Spring Branch -- that offer tailored support services to help women, children, and families build resilient lives.

Ruling year info

1961

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Anna Coffey

Main address

607 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77006 USA

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Formerly known as

Women's Christian Mission

Women's Christian Home

EIN

74-1467811

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mabee WholeLife® Service Center

Our Mabee WholeLife® Service Center (WLSC) in Spring Branch offers holistic care for the entire family, including primary and behavioral healthcare, youth development services, physical wellness, creative arts and more. Primary healthcare services are provided through a Federally Qualified Health Center operated by our partner, Spring Branch Community Health Center. Over 6,000 sq. feet within the center was designed specifically for adult education and workforce development training, including a 30-unit computer lab for online coursework. Along with our collaborative partners (SBCHC, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston, Family Houston, Mind over Matter, and Santa Maria Hostel) we offer integrated, outpatient behavioral health treatment, thanks to a grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, serving low-income patients. Thanks to a grant from Community Health Choice, we will be opening a legal clinic for underserved, impoverished families in 2020.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget
$1,367,107

Located near downtown Houston, our Residential Treatment Program provides housing, behavioral health treatment and wraparound support services to women experiencing homelessness due to substance use and mental health disorders. Our facilities can serve up to 50 women at one time and offer our residents a stable home with up to 18 months of tailored support. Residents participate in residential, clinical and support services simultaneously during their stay to achieve holistic wellness. Our program is licensed by the State of Texas to offer three phases of treatment support: intensive, supportive and outpatient. Our goal is to help women acquire and maintain the four pillars of personal independence – mental stability, sobriety, a sustainable source of income and a safe, permanent home. Through our efforts, we help almost 120 women annually build healthy, productive lives.  

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Females

Historically, we found that the recovery of residents participating in
our residential treatment program was being put in jeopardy because they could
not find safe affordable housing. At the same time, we were learning from
national best practices that providing permanent housing first, along with
supportive services, is an effective approach to addressing homelessness. Our
solution was to build Jane Cizik Garden Place, an 87 unit, LEED Silver
certified, permanent supportive housing complex that integrates services for
both low income and homeless populations in Houston. Located in Spring Branch,
the apartment complex provides over 100 households annually with the
opportunity to live independently. To encourage our tenants growth and
continued stability, the complex offers on-site case management services to
assist tenants in developing the life skills they need to remain housed and
independent.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Homeless people
Budget
$822,042

Recent studies have shown a growing trend in family
homelessness across the nation - in response, the U.S. Department of Housing
and urban Development has committed major resources to end family homelessness
by 2020. In response to this need, The Women's Home launched Adele and Ber
Pieper Family Place (Family Place) in the fall of 2016 - an 84-unit housing
complex located in Spring Branch near Jane Cizik Garden Place that provides
permanent supportive housing to low-income families and families who have
experienced homelessness in the Houston area. Forty (40) units are allocated
for families who have chronic histories of homelessness. On-site case workers
help tenants locate the services they need to maintain housing and increase
their overall stability including educational programs, healthcare services,
and other resources. The Women's Home was awarded a 2017 Houston Business
Journal Landmark Award in the area of Community Impact for our Family Place
complex. 

 














  

Population(s) Served
Families
People with disabilities
Budget
$1,098,447

To help us reduce barriers and create opportunities
for the women we serve, The Women's Home has owned and operated a unique resale
boutique, called The Cottage Shop, in the trendy corridor of Lower Montrose
since 1971. Since its inception, the store has served two very important
purposes within our organization. Foremost, it is a vital work-force training
site for the women participating in our treatment and transitional housing
program. As our residents work towards regaining their self-esteem and confidence
in concert with a strong clinical program, they relearn healthy work habits and
customer service skills as trainees in the shop. It is highly successful in
assisting our residents with re-entering the workforce and becoming productive
members of society again. Secondly, the store functions as a social enterprise
earning income that reduces The Home's reliance on traditional funding sources.
Annually, The Cottage Shop grosses nearly $700,000 which is over 10% of our annual income.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

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Awards

Affiliations & memberships

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast 1980

Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, Inc. 2000

Texas Homeless Network 2003

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2014

Financials

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The Women's Home

Board of directors
as of 4/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Beatrice Garza

Community Volunteer

Term: 2020 - 2021

Alden Clark

Owner, SoK Salon on Kirby

Mary Axelrad

Member, Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP

Walker Barnett

Principal/Director, Colliers International

Leslie Forestier

CFO, Houston Zoo

Beatrice G. Garza

Community Volunteer

Karen Ostrum George

Associate, Ralph O'Connor & Associates

Lynda Hancock

Community Volunteer

JeanMarie Diskin

Global Mobility Manager, Chevron

Susan R. Morrison

Community Volunteer

Jim Drew

Senior Vice President, Bowen, Miclette & Britt

Adele H. Pieper

Community Volunteer

Kay Walther

Partner, Blazek & Vetterling

Susan Walker

Community Volunteer

Carol Desenberg

Senior Mortgage Banker, Bank of Texas NA

Karen Gray

Associate Medical Director, Community Health Choice

Jackie Phillips

Community Volunteer

Sally Brown Russ

Community Volunteer

Connie Kwan Wong

CEO and Publisher, CKW Luxe Magazine

Selby Lilley

Manager, Government Relations – Conventional and Exploration, BHP

Tony Springer

Owner, First Step to Recovery & TRT Sober Living

Janet Covington

Director of Internal Audit, Rice University

Tom McMahan

Attorney at Law

Keywords

community, housing, job training, crisis intervention, mental health, women, family, children, healthcare, homelessness