TWH Recognized at the 2014 BBB Awards for Excellence

BBB June 14

The Home was recently honored at the 22nd Awards for Excellence by the Better Business Bureau. The agency was one of the finalists selected in the category of Houston non-profits. These awards were begun in 1992 as a joint effort of the BBB Education Foundation and the University of Houston Bauer College of Business Administration. It was the intent to recognize area businesses for their commitment to quality. Initially they were named the Spirit of Texas Awards and were modeled after the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. They continue, today to highlight local business for their acheivements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace.

Board President Brenda White, Board member Jo Reid, Executive Director, Paula Paust and Director of Resource Development, Marcia Tapp were on hand with a packed house of 985 buisness leaders representing the finalists at the Westin Galleria on Wednesday, May 7. Friend of The Home, mistress of ceremonies, Deborah Duncan entertained the guests as winners were announced.

“The distinction of this particular recognition is thrilling”, said Paust, the 23 year veteran leader of The Women’s Home. “We are indeed honored to be recognized in such esteemed company.”

The core values adopted and in place at The Home go a long way to providing a framework for excellence.


Core Values

 Dignity:  Respect for the worth of every person.

Integrity:  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 Growth:  Empowerment of individuals to adapt creatively to changes in life.


TWH Selected for 2014-2015 Run for a Reason Charity Program

Run for a Reason May 14

The Women’s Home is honored to have been selected as an official charity for the 2014-2015 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program. Early registration for the full and half marathons opened on May 6th – the general lottery will open on June 4th.

Skip the lottery and receive a Guaranteed Entry! The Run for a Reason program offers guaranteed ways to enter the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon without having to enter the lottery. Starting June 4, The Women’s Home will have a limited number of guaranteed charity entries that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Charity Entry Options include:


“HERO” charity entries

This option enables runners to make an upfront, tax-deductible donation of at least $350 to The Women’s Home, plus the cost of registration ($125 for the marathon, $115 for the half marathon) , to secure a guaranteed race entry. We’ll have 15 of these spots available for sale on June 4th. Individuals can also purchase a guaranteed entry for someone else through the “Gift a HERO” program.


“Fundraising for Registration” charity entries

This option gives runners an opportunity to fundraise for The Women’s Home and receive a guaranteed race entry. We’ll have at least 5 of these spots available with a set fundraising minimum of $500.


For more info, contact Bethany Fields at 713-328-1951

Visit the marathon website at