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Every single child deserves a chance. That chance is YOU!
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.
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CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.
These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.
Every day, abused and neglected children are taken from their homes and placed into foster care because their parents cannot provide a safe home. CASA needs your help to ensure we help each child in need.
CASA has one mission, which is “to provide and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can have the opportunity to thrive in a safe, nurturing, permanent home.”
– It costs $125 each month to provide a child with an Advocate (or about $4 a day.)
– $1,500 provides a child with an Advocate for one year
– $750 provides a child with an Advocate for 6 months
– $250 provides a child with an Advocate for 2 months
– $63 provides a child with an Advocate for 2 weeks
Building Homes, Communities, and Hope!
Houston’s Habitat is Building Back! With so many businesses closed, the tidal wave of layoffs, and record unemployment claims, the hard work of our Habitat families is in jeopardy. They need a hand-up now more than ever.
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Many families are living in uncertainty today praying that their shot at the American Dream has not been lost. HOME is the solution to slowing the spread of COVID-19. We are told everyday – stay home, work from home, shelter at home. What if, during this crisis, you didn’t have a secure and stable home?
About Houston Habitat
Since 1987, individuals, businesses and groups in our community have joined Houston Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place people call home.
Through shelter, we empower people to build a better future for themselves and their families by completing financial and home maintenance training, building homes alongside volunteers, and by purchasing their homes with an affordable mortgage. With this hand up, they achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.
The Habitat initiative will meet the need of those most in need in our community. Together, and with your support, we will build back our community and economy! We will build back strength, stability and self-reliance! More importantly, we will build back hope, one home at a time.
Houston Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Contact us today and see how your financial support, voice and time can help families build better futures.
– Over 5,000 – and counting – families served through new homeownership and home repair since 1987
– Over $700,000 annually is paid by Houston Habitat homeowners in property taxes
– All Houston Habitat homes have been Energy Star Certified for over 23 years.
– Houston Habitat is recognized as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and has earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency.
Leading the breast cancer movement in the communities we serve.
Susan G. Komen® is a global breast cancer movement and the largest group of volunteers and grassroots advocates to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find the cures.
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The Komen Story
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen®, launching the global breast cancer movement and the largest group of volunteers and grassroots advocates to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energize science to find the cures.
Komen’s Big Bold Goal
The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization announced a bold goal to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.
With the guidance and support of trusted volunteers, Susan G. Komen® Houston was established in 1990, and is now the largest source of non-profit funding for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment in Southeast Texas.
History: More than $53 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment services.
Educational Outreach: Providing knowledge about breast health and breast cancer.
Grants: Our granting process ensures the impartial allocation of funds to qualified 501c3 organizations helping countless breast cancer survivors and their families get the treatment and support they need.
• Up to 75% of net proceeds stay in our service area to fund grants awarded to breast health organizations
• The remaining 25% is contributed to the Susan G. Komen® National Award and Research Grant Program to fund cutting-edge research
Where your Money Goes
We are committed to responsible stewardship of every dollar that is generously donated. Thanks to the commitment and support of the Greater Houston community, thousands of lives are being saved and each day brings us closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.