A New Start Luncheon, benefiting Santa Maria Hostel, was held on Tuesday, May 22 at the River Oaks Country 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” at the luncheon.
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.
We’d like to thank our Board members, our sponsors, staff, community partners, volunteers and guests who made our 3rd Annual Luncheon a great success!