As a cancer surgeon and research scientist, my life’s work is geared toward fighting the disease in the operating room and the laboratory. My life in medicine has been a true blessing for me and my family. It has introduced me to people and organizations making a remarkable difference in and out of the medical community.
For more than half a century, The Women’s Home has stood out as one of those amazing institutions, serving women in crisis in the Houston community. The Home provides a wide range of services, including residential care, vocational training and spiritual development. The Home’s staff also offers nurse practitioner care and treatment for chemical dependency and mental health issues.
The success of The Women’s Home has been recognized by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). That organization has invited the Home to take part in a national workgroup that identifies the most effective methods of providing sober treatment and housing for homeless women. The Home is one of 15 agencies in the United States to receive this recognition from SAMHSA and the only one in Texas.
The Women’s Home also operates one of Houston’s premier resale stores, The Cottage Shop. Established in 1971, The Cottage Shop serves as a training center for residents and offers a wide selection of gently used clothing, accessories, furniture and household goods.
It’s been an honor for me and my wife, Natalie, to serve as volunteers with The Women’s Home. We invite you to attend three upcoming events: The Women’s Home Annual Crawfish Boil on March 28th, the Men & Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament April 6th, and the Afternoon Tea with best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford April 8th. You can learn much more about these events and programs available at The Women’s Home by clicking on this link.