Registration for the Recovery Coach Training is now closed. Please contact LaNisha Jiles if you will like to be added on the wait list and be notified about future trainings.
Our friends from ExxonMobil did it again! On Tuesday October 24, a group of volunteers from ExxonMobil came to Santa Maria Hostel-Bonita House and worked on several projects around our Residence. They did landscaping work, indoor and outdoor painting projects as well as organizing our storage room! By the end of the day we finished with an ice cream social for volunteers and clients to enjoy. All in all it was a productive and fun day! Thank you to our caring volunteers!
We’d like to sincerely thank Rev. Karen Jacobs and The Jewels of Brentwood from Brentwood Baptist Church for organizing A Day of Compassion at the Santa Maria Jacquelyn Residences. Thank you for showing our clients your love, support and mentor them as they strive to rebuild their lives.
Our sincere gratitude goes out to the large group of volunteers from ConocoPhillips that came to our Jacquelyn Residences as part of their Day of Caring on Wednesday October 12, 2017.
They did a terrific job and were able to accomplish so much. The painting projects included the laundry room, the large dorm for our Emergency Shelter clients and our perimeter iron fence. They also organized and cleaned three large sheds and maintained five large flowerbeds. On top of that they were able to make signs to decorate the campus for Halloween!
“It is amazing what 60-70 people can accomplish in a few hours,” said Spencer Sharp an Associate Engineer from ConocoPhillips. And he added: “In addition to the physical accomplishments, I think we all enjoyed getting to hear and see a little insight into those women’s lives. I am glad we were able to help them out in a small way”.
Santa Maria and the women we serve appreciate everything that you did.
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) promotes Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use issues and to celebrate communities. On October 7, 2017, The Big Texas Rally for Recovery served as the culmination of the many activities that took place during Recovery Month in September.
People from the Recovery Community gathered this year in Galveston, for the Big Texas Rally for Recovery to generate a unified message of hope, strength, and courage for people and families in recovery from, or still struggling with, substance use. And Santa Maria was of course present!
Pictured below is part of our staff who attended the Rally with Nadine Scamp, CEO of Santa Maria (far right).
Pictured below are some of the Recovery Coaches who attended the Rally, with Mary Covington, STAR Drug Court Program Director (far right).
Pictured below are Coaches Traci and Petra with The Honorable Judge Denise Bradley.
Our sincere appreciation to Exxon Mobil for their Day of Caring on Friday October 6. This group of volunteers came to our Jacquelyn Residences and painted our dining room and improved our flower beds and fencing! Thank you!!
Letter to My Mother was awarded for Best Short Film Documentary at the International Film Festival in Madrid on July 2017.
We’d like to congratulate the author Branislav Jankic, the film producers Monica Jagaciak, and Goran Macura and their team. Santa Maria Hostel is very proud to be part of this project.
Letter to My Mother is a visual and literary body of work created by artist Branislav Jankic that seeks to raise awareness of and change the conversation around addiction in order to lift the stigma and create an international support system for those suffering from this disease. Particularly, mothers.
For more information about Letter to My Mother, visit: https://lettertomymother.us
Home Depot Day of Caring at Santa Maria! A huge thank you to the amazing group of volunteers from Home Depot (59 and Little York location) for putting their skills and talent to work at Bonita House on Friday August 18!
Our sincere gratitude goes out to the World Changers Church volunteers and Pastor Creflo Dollar for coming to Santa Maria on Saturday August 12 and organized a fun Back to School Event! Our children and families were greatly benefited with all the school supplies and clothing donations that you provided. Thank you for your generosity!
We are grateful to our long time friends and supporters at Stage Stores and Palais Royal for all the donations received early in the month of August. Your contributions are greatly benefiting our women and children in our programs and we all sincerely appreciate your generosity!