A New Chapter for The Women’s Home


It is with joy and gratitude that we celebrate Paula Paust and her 25 years of unparalleled service to The Women’s Home. Paula’s leadership and commitment to The Home have created a solid foundation upon which the organization has flourished and expanded, and we are now able to serve more women and their families than ever before.  We wish her well in her retirement and will always be grateful for her tireless, loving efforts to ensure that The Home and its clients thrive. 


We are proud to announce Anna Dragsbaek as The Women’s Home’s new Chief Executive Officer.  Anna brings with her many years of non-profit experience and a passion for empowering families. With a background in social work, public health and law, she believes in the power of women to build healthy families and strong communities. Anna is honored to continue the legacy of The Home, helping women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity.  We warmly welcome her family into ours. 

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Women’s Home, we are in the midst of an exciting time of growth and change. With the addition of the Adele and Ber Pieper Family Place and in 2017, the Mabee WholeLife® Service Center, we are expanding into new areas of service. With the ongoing support of our community, The Women’s Home is poised to impact more lives than ever. 

Give a Gift to Honor Paula’s Legacy!

2017 Crawfish Boil Sponsors

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Thank you to our 2017 Crawfish Boil Sponsors!

To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.

(Current as of 3/28/17)

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John P. McGovern Foundation

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Koozie Sponsor

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Katy and Logan Boatman

King Craw Daddy Sponsors


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Meaghan and JP Yorro

Red Hot Chili Condiment Sponsors

Covenant Crossfit

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Bayou Queen Sponsors

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Lisa and Walker Barnett

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Courtney and Jeff Lyons / Michelle and Gahan Mullen

Deb Parks and Mark Bouzek



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Brenda and Jerry Fabian

Melissa and Bob Frazier

Lynda Hancock

Lydia & Jonathon Hance

LWI Construction

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The Boiler Sponsors

Amy Absher

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Ellen and Tim Eudy

Courtney Goldberg and Josh Lindloff

The Hawkins Family in memory of memory of Jonathan Uzick

Charlotte Hutson


Julie Mahler and Andrew Gamson

Kristen McDaniel

Stephanie and John McGraw

Than-Nhi Nguyen and Stu Moffit

Katie and Chris Morgan


Kelly Sandill

Helen and Brent Shultz

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Dan Binder and Alyssa Farmer

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Marcella Burke

Dr. Samuel and Tiki Collins



Leslie Forestier and Andy Scarth

Sarah Germain

Gumbo Girls

Janice and Charlie Hall

Abby and Josh Hamilton

Kim Huynh

Karen Jones

Ashley Kahn

Reema and Chris Kasavich

Ashley and Kyle Lewis

Patti and Keith Lindloff

Rachel and Alex Lopez

Susan R. Morrison

Luisa Muskus

Stephanie Nguyen

Joanna Podsiadlik

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Cyndi and John Smith

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“Be a Light” in the life of homeless families across Houston.




SoK Salon is supporting The Women’s Home to “Be a Light” in the life of homeless families across Houston.

The Women’s Home is opening Pieper Family Place Apartments in Spring Branch with 40 fully furnished units reserved for homeless families.

Your donation of $40 provides a lamp for these families & welcomes them to their new home.

Please give generously and help us reach our goal of 120 lamps!

*  Donations received above the 120 lamps needed will be used to furnish other necessities in the apartments for homeless families.

Urban Leasing & Realty (ULR) hosts food drive to benefit Jane Cizik Garden Place


This year, during the month of November, our friends at Urban Leasing & Realty (ULR) will be hosting a food and toiletry drive to support the emergency pantry at Jane Cizik Garden Place – The Women’s Home permanent supportive apartment complex in Spring Branch.

Help women and families in the Houston area build whole lives by donating non-perishable food items and toiletries to help stock our food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at ULR’s office at 1925-B Richmond or any of the drop off locations listed above between November 1 and November 30, 2016.

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1170937842998518/
*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.