March was another exciting month at Montgomery County Women's Center. We had endless support from the community and are pleased to share with you a few of the highlights. Reminder: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Contact us to see how you can get involved and support the work we do.
MCWC is blessed to have amazing community partners like Sam Houston State University. March was full of student organizations, classes and individuals pledging their time to serve our agency and our clients.
SHSU Greek Life Phi Delta Theta & Delta Sigma Theta spent an afternoon with Outreach Manager, Viviana Silva- Sanchez, learning how to identify healthy and unhealthy aspects of relationships and how to be leaders in promoting healthier behaviors in their organizations.

The SHSU Psi Chi/ Psychology Club sponsored another wonderful spring event for our shelter clients. Two years ago the group chose MCWC as the organization they wanted to build a relationship with and since have hosted four amazing events for our residents at Reaching Pines Transitional Housing & Sheltering Oaks Emergency Shelter.
The criminal justice faculty at Sam Houston State University challenged Ph.D. students to a competition in March. Each team set up a relay team for The Woodlands Marathon and raised funds for domestic violence organizations. Team “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”: (pictured with MCWC  Viviana Silva-Sanchez and Dana Garcia) are  SHSU CJ faculty members Dr. Bill Wells, Dr. Brittany Hayes, Dr. Alicia Jurek, and doctoral student Tri Keah Henry and (not pictured) runners Dr. Erin Orrick, and Dr. Bill King ran on the faculty team raising over $1500 for Montgomery County Women’s Center!!

While our shelter cook was out enjoying Spring Break with her family and taking a much deserved rest, the community rallied around the agency to provide daily meals for shelter residents. A huge thank you to the numerous groups that came out, prepped, served and had fabulous interactions with the residents.

NCL Montgomery Monarchs
Lake Conroe Area Republican Women (LCARW)
Melanie,Tesa, Chris & Florence (MCWC)

Arepa Xpress (Spring)
Clariant Oil & Mining (Woodlands)

Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Apostolo, spent a lovely afternoon with the NCL Montgomery Monarchs and their moms learning about and touring our Reaching Pines Transitional Housing program.
"The one thing I enjoyed the most about my internship at MCWC is the array of different experiences that I had. I was able to work with so many different types of clients both individually and in group settings. All of the employees were willing to help with anything and everything. I will be sad to leave.  One thing I will take away from this experience is self confidence that I can face anything that could happen as I move forward. Overall it was an amazing experience."