Building Confident Families & Heading Back to School
Summer 2017 ended on a high note!  Thank you ESCAPE Family Resource Center for once again teaching WHP Clients and their children how to Build Confident Families and thank you John Knox Presbyterian for opening up your church for the parents and children to learn and grow together.

After learning so many new skills, such as "how to give respect, to get respect", better communication strategies and setting boundaries, the families began to put it all to work as kids went back to school.  With support from the Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust, The Refuge at MDUMC, MAM and so many amazing families, churches and scouts, each child in the WHP program received a brand new backpack, filled to the brim with supplies, and vouchers to purchase school clothes and shoes at Wal-Mart.
Camp Allen
Sixteen children from WHP client families enjoyed a full week at sleep away camp at the end of July!  Thank you to The Episcopal Diocese of Texas for the generous scholarships and to Camp Allen for making this a week these kids will never forget!  From archery to horseback riding, canoeing to hiking, they did it all and came home with huge smiles and many awesome stories to tell.
New Addition
Please join us in welcoming Juliana to the Gomez family!  One simple post to social media and this sweet new baby was showered with gifts of a crib, diapers, wipes, a car seat and so many much needed items.

We love our volunteers who never cease to amaze us with their generosity!

Top Golf Challenge 2017
WOW!!  Thank you to our event committee, sponsors, players and volunteers for making the first ever WHP Top Golf Challenge a huge success!  Everyone enjoyed the fun and games, but more importantly we all want to celebrate the over $42,000 raised for the families of WHP.
 
The generosity of so many for this first time event helps mothers like Jennifer, who shared her story at Top Golf, to find stability for her family in an apartment all their own and gives her the chance to become the role model she has always wanted to be for her children, Cedric, Derrick and Shaughnessy.  Her resilience in the WHP Hand-Up Housing program, even after being affected by Hurricane Harvey, has been unending and it was thrilling seeing her stand in front of a room of more than 150 people and share her story.  It's certain all attendees will forever remember her resilience and success because of the WHP Hand Up Housing Program.




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