Santa Maria providing services since 1950s
Gala 2013 - A wonderful success!
Thank you to each of our Gala sponsors, donors, and guests for making the Santa Maria Gala 2013 such a wonderful success!
And congratulations and many thanks again to the Gala 2013 Honorees:
- CenterPoint Energy
- Baker Botts
- Jeanne and Keira Clark
Record Number of ExxonMobil Volunteers Provide Jacquelyn Makeover In One Day!
Santa Maria would like to express our gratitude to more than 50 ExxonMobil volunteers that rolled up their sleeves during a recent “Day of Caring” at Santa Maria’s Jacquelyn facility.
Armed with paint, brushes, wood, and tools the ExxonMobil team spent the entire day painting the dining room which included adding protective chair rails, building shelves in the storage shed, replacing an entire section of fence and many more minor repairs throughout the complex. During lunch, ExxonMobil volunteers heard moving testimonies from two of our ladies on how Santa Maria has changed their lives.
Thanks again to ExxonMobil and a special thanks to their volunteers that keep coming back year after year to help Santa Maria.
Santa Maria offers VIEWS3 Program
VIEWS3, Veteran Initiative Empowering Women's Stability, Skills and Self-Determination is a program available at Santa Maria for veterans and their families. Call Santa Maria at 713.957.2413 to refer a veteran for the program's supportive housing or residential treatment. The program is made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs and the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veteran's Assistance. [More]
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A Client Thank You From the Heart
Mrs. White, My name is Heather Gilmore and I was a client of yours from November 08' until early April of 09'. My son Jonathan and I were sent to your facility by CPS, as many of the women with children were. It has been almost 3 years now since we walked through the gate at the Jacquelyn Street location.
During our stay I went through many ups and downs and battled many demons from my past. Even then I was so thankful that God, CPS, my family, and the caring staff at Santa Maria intervened and took control of a life that I had lost control of on my own. I had been a drug addict for most of my life at that point and honestly did not know any other way of living, nor did I care to.
The minute my son and I arrived at your facility, I knew that we were going to be okay. I was faced with losing my beautiful son and knew exactly what had to be done to ensure that it did not happen. I still remember the pain in the eyes of the two mothers I saw lose their children because even though given the chance to start over, they chose to continue on in the lifestyles that had led them there. I knew that I could never let that happen to my son.
I want to thank you, Mr. Don, and Mrs. Nicole from the bottom of my heart for all that you wonderful people do. As I said, it has been almost three years now and life couldn't be any better. I have changed my life for the better by finally entering college to pursue a degree. At the moment I have a 3.79 GPA and I will have my Associates degree in June of 2012. I will then begin training to earn a Certified Prevention Specialist certificate followed by my Bachelors in Psychology shortly thereafter.
I expressed my interest in becoming an LCDC while learning the steps of recovery and I am proud to say that I am making that dream come true. Again, you are all wonderful people and I am so blessed to have been sent to your facility. I thank you, my mother thanks you, and even though he does not understand, my son thanks you.
New VIEWS supports female Veterans
Santa Maria is proud to announce an exciting program addition at its Jacquelyn House location. The New VIEWS program is Houston’s first transitional housing and supportive services program for female Veterans. New VIEWS (Veteran Initiative Empowering Women's Stability, Skills, and Self-Determination) creates 24 new transitional housing beds for homeless female Veterans, as well as offers a comprehensive continuum of care through a menu of supportive services based on individualized needs, to include: transitional housing for up to 12 months; case management; referrals and information; educational and vocational services; life skills training; parenting classes; transportation assistance; integrated mental health services; and, residential and/or outpatient substance abuse treatment if needed. For more information or admissions to this program, please call 713.957.2413.
This program is made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Programs and the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. Funding for this grant comes from a portion of Veterans scratch-off lottery ticket sales. Visit the Texas Veterans Commission web site or call 1-800-252-VETS (8387) for more information.
Donation Needs for Supportive Housing Programs
Santa Maria’s Bonita House now offers housing for clients successfully completing residential drug and alcohol treatment and for homeless women in need of housing to provide stability and rent relief while they pursue their education and obtain work.
These clients are in need of the basic supplies to set up house keeping. We ask for your help in providing them with these basics for their new apartment unit:
- Twin bed linens
- Towels and washcloths
- Pots and Pans
- Cleaning Supplies
- Notebook Paper and Pens
- Career Clothing
- Career Shoes
- Children’s School Supplies
- Baby Formula and Diapers
Donations are accepted at 2605 Parker Road and 2005 Jacquelyn, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Please call 713-691-0900 for drop off information. Thank you in advance for your donations.
Volunteers Needed for the Cuddles Program
While our clients are attending individual and group treatment sessions, outpatient services, and educational programs, we are in need of volunteers to cuddle and care for our clients infant children and mentors/tutors to work with our client’s preschool and school age children. Please call Amelia Murphy at 713-691-0900 to get more information for individual and group volunteer opportunities.
Santa Maria Hostel, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, has a history of providing services to women in need dating back to the 1950's.
We feature two residential facilities capable of providing a home-like environment for women alone and with their children while in treatment for addiction.
Once a client has utilized either supportive or intensive residential services, we offer a continuum of services to assist her in living a sober life. We offer mental health services as well as outpatient programming at multiple sites.
Enjoy browsing through our website to learn more about the programs and services we offer. Our admissions office can be reached at 713-657-0877.
Finally, tax-deductible financial contributions are always in need and can be made securely online.
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