Inspire Change Grant from the Houston Texans
We are excited and honored to be awarded the Inspire Change Grant from the Houston Texans organization. We are proud to be recogized for our work among many other great non profits in our community.
Special thanks to Cal and Hannah McNair, Greg Grissom, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Ashley Furniture Homestores.
For full press release, go to Houston Texans webpage by clicking here.
Goodwill of Houston recognizes Santa Maria
Santa Maria is honored to be recognized as Goodwill Houston’s Community Partner of the Year for 2022. We are delighted to partner with Goodwill to offer our participants the very best in job training and readiness. Thank you Goodwill for your ongoing partnership and thoughtful recognition.
Help Us Provide Road Maps to Women and Families on the Road to Recovery and Healing
Dear Friend of Santa Maria,
In music, life is often compared to a highway or a winding road. When challenges come many are able to stay the course. However, for those with substance use issues staying on life’s road is much more difficult. Santa Maria works with women to find recovery and stay the course on life’s road. By utilizing trauma informed and evidenced- based curriculum, counselors and recovery coaches work with each woman to develop a wellness plan serving as a road map to success.
Three years ago, young mother Keilyn was struggling to stay on life’s road due to substance use. Facing the reality of her children being taken into foster care, Keilyn pleaded that she would do anything to keep them with her. Fortunately, her case worker from Child Protective Services referred her to Santa Maria in lieu of removing her children from her home.
Keilyn set off on a new road to recovery, moving into the residential Women with Children program at Santa Maria, with her seven-year-old son and five-year-old daughter, in August of 2019.
Keilyn gave this program her all, participating in all the services Santa Maria could offer her “Completing Santa Maria is my greatest accomplishment,” said Keilyn. This included maintaining and growing her relationship with her children’s father whom she had been partners with for nearly ten years.
While this was difficult, Keilyn utilized all the tools she learned from family coaches at Santa Maria. Just as Keilyn was navigating life’s road well, she hit a major speed bump. Expecting to hear from her partner on Christmas day, she was devastated by his absence and even more devastated to later learn he had taken his own life. While this immense grief was a major setback for Keilyn, she resolved that using substances would not be how she coped with her loss.
“I was able to live with the pain for my kids, knowing the support for me was here at Santa Maria” Keilyn said.
Keilyn and her children were able to receive the care and grief counseling they needed at Santa Maria. The family lived at Santa Maria for nearly a year and half. Surrounded by trauma trained and informed staff and their recovery peers, they began to thrive.
Today Keilyn is both steady in her recovery and helping others. Inspired by her Peer Recovery Coach Ineasha, Keilyn was determined to become a recovery coach herself. Seeing the need for Spanish speaking coaches she set off to do just that. Today she is a Peer Recovery Coach for Strategic Recovery Solutions, a dedicated mother, and a community volunteer lending her time and talents to Mercy Street Ministries.
There are thousands of women, like Keilyn, who are still in need of a wellness plan to serve as a road map for their lives. One to keep them on course regardless of the steep hills or winding curves that life brings. By giving to Santa Maria, you are an integral part of supporting women and families on the path to recovery and healing.
Nadine Scamp, LMSW
CEO Santa Maria Hostel
Impact100 awards 100k Grant to Santa Maria
We are very excited to announce that last night Santa Maria was one of the two organizations selected by Impact100 to receive a $100,000 grant award. This award will allow us to bring child and family-centered design to our campus to better promote early childhood brain development and stronger maternal-child connections for our families.
We are also very much looking forward to engaging with all the members of Impact100 Houston throughout the year.
Impact100 Houston is a dynamic women’s organization that strives to make a sustainable impact in Harris County one transformational grant at a time.
Join Rev. Patrick Miller on his 100th Ride, to benefit Santa Maria
WE ARE HONORED TO PARTNER WITH REVEREND PATRICK MILLER FROM ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO CELEBRATE HIS 100TH INDOOR CYCLING RIDE.
We are very excited and hope you can join the celebration!
RIDE Indoor Cycling
3837 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, Tx 77025
There are only 38 available spots to cycle along with Rev. Miller, and a $100 minimum donation is requested.
Donate Here to RIDE with Rev. Miller
If you are not a cyclist, and still wish to donate in Honor of Rev. Miller, please use the link above, and make a note your gift is in his honor. If you, only wish to donate, no need to RSVP.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you on November 12!
The mission of Santa Maria is to empower women and their families to lead healthy, successful, productive, and self-fulfilling lives.
Our staff in recovery, celebrate National Recovery Month!
We are so proud of you!
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Welcome Rachael Wright, our new Chief Development and Communications Officer
We are very excited to welcome Rachael Wright as the new Chief Development and Communications Officer at Santa Maria Hostel. Rachael will be responsible for implementing all aspects of fundraising including donor relations, special events, volunteer management, public relations and communications. She has been in the field of fund-development and volunteer coordination for more than twenty years.
Rachael began her career working with arts and cultural institutions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since relocating to Houston in 2006, she has also worked with humanitarian and healthcare organizations via HeartGift Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County. Rachael is excited to join the Santa Maria team and looks forward to connecting community resources to support our mission.
If you are interested in giving to Santa Maria, hosting a fundraising event or participating in our spring RISE Picnic for Recovery feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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