A New Start Luncheon, benefiting Santa Maria Hostel, was held on Tuesday, May 22 at the River Oaks County Club to honor and recognize the many women and families whose lives had been transformed as a result of their recovery.
Deborah Duncan, host of Great Day Houston with KHOU-TV, was awarded the “Visionary Award”. Branislav Jankic was honored with the “Rise Award”. Jankic is a Serbian-American artist, director and photographer based in New York and Chicago. His wife Monika Jagaciak accepted the award on his behalf.
Two of Santa Maria former clients, Lisa Carpenter and Michelle Hansford, were the guest speakers and shared their inspiring stories with all our guests.
Recognizing our Sponsors
Our Presenting Sponsor
A New Horizon
A New Beginning
A New Hope
A New Day
2017 Luncheon benefiting Santa Maria Hostel
Our sincere gratitude to each of our sponsors, donors, honorees, guests, and volunteers for helping to make our 2nd Annual Luncheon on May 23rd such a success! With your support we can continue to change the lives of women who are living with addiction and trauma and provide women and children with the care, support, stability, and healing they need as part of a family in recovery.
We were excited to honor Sheriff Ed Gonzalez for his steadfast commitment to addressing mental health, trauma and addiction issues within the public safety arena, including his role in developing Houston’s Sobering Center and his initiatives to combat human trafficking.