Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place – Now Open!

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In response to the need for an affordable environment in which families can thrive, The Women’s Home has completed the first phase of a two part capital project to further develop a unique community for women and their families. Opened on October 1, 2016, Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place, our $15.7 million permanent supportive housing complex is LEED certified, with 80 two- bedroom and 4 three-bedroom, unfurnished apartments. Residents have access to laundry facilities, community meeting space, and an outdoor barbecue and play area. The housing facility is located on 2.3 acres of land at the corner of Jacquelyn Street and Hammerly Boulevard, within walking distance to Jane Cizik Garden Place and our soon to be complete Mabee WholeLife® Service Center, an elementary school, a bus line, shopping centers, medical care, and employment opportunities. Two full time case managers are on-site to assist vulnerable families towards stability and success.

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This incredible facility has opened its doors devoting 40 of the apartment homes to those families who have faced chronic homelessness. These families have been accepted from area shelters to a home of their own. Since the fastest growing segment of homeless are single women with children, programs and services will be provided that erase their vulnerability and vastly improve their futures.

We are proud of this complex and the community we will be building there. Were it not for the generous donors listed below, our reach to assist women and their families would not be possible.

We would like to Thank our Generous Donors:

$1,000,000 and Above
City of Houston Housing and Community Development
$500,000 – $999,999
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
$200,000 – $499,999
The Joyce Family Foundation
The Charles and Melissa Davis Foundation
Becky G. and Ralph S. O’Connor
The Clayton Fund
Susan G. and James A. Baker, III
Leigh Evans
Judy and Tony Gilbert
J’Anne and Jeff Rawson
Bette Ann Stead
Karen and Evan Marti
Susan and Thomas McMahan

Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place was made possible in part by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Housing Tax Credit Program,
Hudson Housing Capital, Amegy Bank of Texas, and Covenant Community Capital.

Fluor Day of Caring

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On Saturday, September 24, more than 30 employees and family members of Fluor volunteered at The Women’s Home as part of the Fluor Cares initiative. The Fluor Day of Caring included prepping and painting The Home’s large classroom and 2 bathrooms in the Life Learning Center at the 811 campus and assisted with sorting clothing for The Cottage Shop.
Not only did Fluor Cares provide the man power to accomplish the project, but they also donated the supplies to improve the learning and healing environment for our clients.
Thank you to Fluor Cares for volunteering to make our campus more beautiful and our Cottage Shop even more successful!

For more information on volunteering in The Cottage Shop, please email Cheri Barton at

Clark Cooper Concepts hosts Halloween Happy Hour
to benefit The Women’s Home

The spirits came early to The Dunlavy on Allen Parkway as Clark Cooper Concepts hosted a Dia De Los Muertos Themed Happy Hour on Thursday, October 20th to benefit The Women’s Home. Over 200 guests were treated to Day of the Dead themed cocktails and appetizers while enjoying the revelries of a classic Mexican loteria.
In addition, Clark Cooper Concepts is fielding a team of six runners who will fundraise and race in the 2017 Aramco Half Marathon in support of The Women’s Home through the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program. The evening raised almost $1,000 in donations to support the Clark Cooper Concepts Half Marathon Team and The Women’s Home. A second loteria is planned for Thrusday, November 3rd at The Dunlay.

The Women’s Home would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Clark Cooper Concepts for its extreme generosity. If you would like to support the efforts of Clark Cooper through the Run for a Reason Program, please visit Chevron Houston Maraton and enter “Clark Cooper” under the team name. All donations will directly benefit The Women’s Home.

Shop.Taste.Empower. – Home for the Holidays Edition on Sunday, November 6th


Join us for Shop. Taste. Empower. – Home for the Holidays Edition on Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 1 to 4 pm at The Cottage Shop. This free event gives shoppers an opportunity to find incredible gifts and decorating ideas, nosh on sweet treats and most importantly, give back during this season of giving.

The Cottage Shop at 811 Westheimer Rd. is an undiscovered gem, mixing new clothing and accessories with gently worn designer clothing in one cozy location. The Cottage Shop helps women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, while cultivating an empowering spirit. The Shop. Taste. Empower. party is an opportunity to explore the store while enjoying the fun and fa-la-la’s of the season.

Shoppers will enjoy the holiday sounds of DJ B-Easy and the MistleTones while perusing festive tablescapes designed by Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn and West Elm. Up and coming fashion designer Alan Gonzalez will host an on-site fashion show featuring The Cottage Shop’s very own collection of little black dresses and holiday cocktail wear. You can also get a head start on your holiday decorating with a wreath making demonstration by Pegatha’s Passion, candle making demonstration by Dabrina Sandifer/ WOMB (Woman of Multifaceted Beauty),  and a frame making demonstration by Maryann Williams, owner of Frilly Favorites.

Demonstration Schedule

1:15 – 1:45 PM – Fashion Show

2:00 – 2:30 PM  – Wreath Making Demo

2:40 – 3:10 PM – Picture Frame Making Demo

3:20 – 4:00 PM – Holiday Candle Making Demo

The Women’s Home extends special thanks to our media sponsors –  Southwest Village News, Big Kid Small City, and Houston Woman Magazine –our event partners –  A-1 Dental, Acadian Bakery, Assassin Tattoo, Bean and Bach Jewelry Design, Clark Cooper Concepts, High Fashion Home, Katz’s Deli, KOLD Cryotherapy and Floatation, Main Street Theatre, Niko Niko’s, Petit Sweets, Karen Ross, Trader Joe’s and Uptown Dermatology – and our amazing event chair, Maureen Cantu! 

Dia De Los Muertos Happy Hour at The Dunlavy benefitting The Women’s Home on October 20th


The Dunlavy is celebrating Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos a bit early with a themed Happy Hour on October 20th.

Play loteria, enter a raffle benefitting The Women’s Home and enjoy food and drink specials. #TheDunlavyHappiestHours.

Loteria will begin at 6:00 pm. Games are complimentary and winners will win prizes from Clark Cooper Concepts.

For more details visit
*All raffle entries will be donation based to the Clark Cooper Concepts Half Marathon Team directly benefitting The Women’s Home, which provides women in crisis the opportunity to rebuild their lives through our supportive programs and housing services.

Run For A Reason

RFARwTXTandWEB_color_NOdate_finalThe Women’s Home is honored to have been selected as an official charity in the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason Program for the fifth straight year!

Help build us whole lives through your participation in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramaco Houston Half Marathon or ABB 5K by running for The Women’s Home. Your support will help raise both funds and awareness for the programming we offer to local under-served women and their families.

There are four ways you can help The Women’s Home through the Run For A Reason program:

1. Become our HERO.

For a $350 tax-deductible donation, you will receive a guaranteed entry into the race of your choice (Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Half Marathon) and receive some awesome benefits that include a custom back bib, tech cap, pass for pre-race private indoor restrooms, and much more!

2. Fundraising for Registration (FFR).

This option gives runners an opportunity to receive a guaranteed race entry in the race of their choice by fundraising for The Women’s Home. We have a limited number of these spots available with a set fundraising minimum of $500.

3. Already have an entry?

You can still support The Women’s Home! Go to Chevron Houston Marathon‘s website, select The Women’s Home from the list of charities on the Run for a Reason Charity Page and then click on the Fundraise/Donate button. Every runner that raises $350 or more will receive the same benefits as our HEROs.

4. Looking for a way to promote your business?

Your company can receive great exposure as a Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Donor. As a corporate charity donor, your company will be aligned with a 40+ year community event that has become the nation’s premier winter marathon. Plus, your company’s name will be seen by more than 30,000 participants, 7,000 volunteers, 250,000 spectators and over half a million television viewers – all while contributing a tax deductible donation to The Women’s Home.

The 2016-2017 Sidewalk Squad Corporate Charity Donor packages offer a variety of opportunities for local businesses and organizations to be recognized as a prominent supporter of the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Run for a Reason charity program.

For more information on any of these options, please contact Bethany Fields at 713-328-1951 or