Donation to Beacon Place

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, The Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks had the privilege of donating personal medical supplies, gift cards for office supplies, groceries and gasoline, as well as cash  valued at more than $1600.00 to Beacon Place on Galveston Island.  Beacon Place serves as transitional housing for women and children leaving domestic violence situations.  WOMAN Inc. provides supportive services for the residents; Ruby Jones is the on-site program manager and Michaelle Wormly is Executive Director.

The Club was in Galveston attending the Rotary District 5890 Conference at the San Luis Resort.  District 5890 consists of 62 Rotary Clubs in the Southeast Texas area, and impacts the lives of thousands of local, national and international people through service.

WOMAN Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a statewide Community Housing Development Organization whose mission is to provide transitional housing to women and children escaping abusive situations and other at-risk populations.  WOMAN Inc also provides case management counseling, child care assistance, rental assistance, parenting skills training, life skills management, nutrition and medical intervention, job skills improvement, and advocacy. The organization has recently worked with TSHAC to rehab and donate homes to two US Veterans.

Pictured are Alan Brevard, President of Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks, Michaelle Wormly, Ruby Jones, Renee Jones Coleman-Volunteer, Marilyn Farrell-Past President and Kevin Smith-Secretary.


Kingwood Veteran Receives Donated Home

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, former Private First Class Arthur Thomas, a disabled military veteran, and his wife Charlene received a mortgage-free home in the Kingwood neighborhood of Houston. During his six years of service, Mr. Thomas completed two tours of duty, both in South Korea. He contracted a service-related illness while in South Korea, which has since worsened. After his discharge he suffered a severe injury that prevented him from being able to work. Mrs. Thomas is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, where she served honorably for two years and completed a tour of duty in Germany.

Bank of America generously donated the home, in partnership with the National Community Stabilization Trust. TSAHC partnered with Houston area nonprofit WOMAN, Inc. to perform the necessary repairs on the home and connect the Thomas family to the program.

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas received their home through TSAHC’s Affordable Communities of Texas-Veterans Housing Initiative (ACT-VET). TSAHC’s ACT-VET program is part of a nationwide, multi-partner initiative whose purpose is to rehabilitate vacant homes to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to disabled veterans.

TSAHC maintains a list of ACT-VET properties that are available at a discounted rate of 25% off the listing price to disabled and/or low-to-moderate income veterans. Veterans who are low-to-moderate income and are fully disabled may be eligible to receive the home as a donation. TSAHC encourages local veterans services providers, Realtors®, and housing partners to advertise these properties to veterans who may qualify.


Pearland Veteran Receives Home

On Friday, April 10, 2015, former Specialist Joseph Cummings, a disabled military veteran, received a mortgage­free home in Pearland, Texas. Mr. Cummings is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served honorably from 1970 until 1976. This home will provide stability for Mr. Cummings and allow him to devote his time to what he cares about most – his faith, his family, and his well-being.

Bank of America generously donated the home to TSAHC, in partnership with the National Community Stabilization Trust. TSAHC partnered with Houston area nonprofit WOMAN, Inc. to perform the necessary repairs on the home and connect Mr. Cummings to the program.

Know any veterans in need of affordable housing?

Mr. Cummings received his home through TSAHC’s Affordable Communities of Texas-Veterans Housing Initiative (ACT-VET). TSAHC’s ACT.YET program is part of a nationwide, multi-partner initiative whose purpose is to rehabilitate vacant homes to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to disabled veterans.

TSAHC maintains a list of ACT-VET properties that are available at a discounted rate of 25% off the listing price to disabled and/or low-to-moderate income veterans. In certain circumstances, veterans who are low-to­ moderate income and are fully disabled may be eligible to receive the home as a donation. TSAHC encourages local veterans services providers, Realtors'”, and housing partners to advertise these properties to veterans who may qualify.


Grant Awards 2013-2017

The BBVA Compass Foundation demonstrates their support to the communities where they have a presence. The Foundation provides charitable grants to qualified nonprofit organizations – a long and proud tradition of the many banks that came together to create the company we are today.  WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of multiple annual grants (2016-2017).

Frost Insurance Charitable Foundation Whether it’s education, economic development, health and human services, or the arts, they support the nonprofit organizations where their employees and customers live and work. WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of multiple annual grants (2015-2017).

The State Employee State Employee Charitable Campaign Charitable Campaign is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas. Thanks to legislation that created the State Employee Charitable Campaign in 1993, employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign which features the convenience of payroll deduction. WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of multiple annual campaigns.(2013-2017)

Himalayan Drug Company, Sugarland, Tx…. WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of multiple annual grants (2014-2015).

Regions Financial Corporation, 5005 Woodway: WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of a grant (2014).

Andrews Foundation:WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of multiple annual grants (2013-2014).

Frees Foundation: WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of a grant (2013).

The Enrico & Sandra Di Portanova Charitable Foundation….. WOMAN, Inc. has been a beneficiary of a grant (2013).


Women’s Veterans’ Housing Program

WOMAN, Inc. proposes to develop a 30 unit affordable housing project for women veterans with or without children who are suffering from sexual assault, post traumatic stress, and other military related incidents. WOMAN, Inc. will be the developer on the project and will assume full ownership and operations of the property.

We have prepared and submitted several grant requests to foundations and local government.