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Fort Bend County Women's Center - August 2012 eNewsletter

posted Aug 2, 2012, 1:27 PM by Crissy Nolen

Fort Bend County Women's Center

August 2012



Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Table of Contents

September Volunteer Training

Upcoming Events

Client Story

Thank You




Quick Links

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Donate Now

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STARS General Meeting and Giggle Kick-Off

Please join us on September 26 from 6-8 pm for our STARS General Meeting and Girlfriends Giggle Kick-Off. Come learn more about the Women's Center's auxilliary group and one of our most beloved fundraisers. You don't need to be a member of STARS to join us. We would love to learn more about you and hopefully share a bit more about us! For more information, please contact Annette Howe at


September Volunteer Training 

Interested in working directly with our clients or children? Please join us for our next volunteer training session beginning on September 11. For more information, visit our Volunteer page or contact Amber Paaso ( or 281-344-5759)


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Last Call for Music Fest!

Don't Miss Rick Springfield on October 6

If you've ever wished you were Jessie's Girl or dreamed of Dr. Noah Drake from General Hospital, now is your chance to see Rick Springfield live at Stafford Centre! Better yet, why not enjoy a pre-concert reception by becoming a sponsor? Space is limited and sponsorships/tickets benefiting the Women's Center are only available until AUGUST 8.


Please help us show Rick that Fort Bend knows how to ROCK!


To sign-up as a sponsor or purchase tickets, please complete this form.





Upcoming Events 


PennyWise Donation Drive at First Colony Mall

Have stuff taking up space in your closet and garage? We want it! We'll be collecting your gently used men's, women's and children's clothing and shoes, jewelry, accessories, housewares, electronics and furniture.


When: Saturday, August 11, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Where: First Colony Mall Food Court Parking Lot

Questions: Liz Moreno, 281-274-4542


Shred Day - August 18 at Vista Bank Texas

Ever wondered what to do with all those important personal documents you don't need anymore but can't throw away? Wonder no more! Come on out to Shred Day on August 18 from 9 am - 12 pm at Vista Bank Texas. In exchange for a donation of school supplies, there will be a professional shredding company onsite available to shred all your documents. We are especially in need of backpacks, manila paper, construction paper, markers, scissors (blunt and sharp), two-inch 3-ring binders, loose-leaf dividers, black ink pens, red ink pens, red checking pencils, 1-inch 3-ring binders, composition books, writing tablets, zip lock bags (quart and gallon), tissue, accordion folders/binders, map colors, head phones, flash drives, and combination locks.


When: August 18, 9 am - 12 pm

Where: Vista Bank Texas, 4690 Sweetwater Blvd at Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land



FORE! The 17th Annual Ramsay Gillman Charitable Golf Tournament

Save November 5 for everyone's favorite 18-hole Florida scramble benefiting the Women's Center held at Sweetwater Country Club. If you can't play, why not sponsor a hole, a beverage cart or the tee gifts? Lots of opportunities available! Click here for player and sponsorship information.


Additional Women's Center events, including Zumba!




Client Story 


Gina Finds Her Voice

Gina is a Vietnamese woman in her mid-thirties who found herself in a difficult situation. Although she was separated, it was hard for her to finalize her divorce due to her marriage to a local law enforcement officer. As she watched her teenage sons start to mimic their father's behavior, she knew she needed to make some changes. Through counseling at the Women's Center, Gina was able to find her voice and her self-confidence.  Read Gina's story




Thank You 

Women's Council of Realtors - Fort Bend Chapter

A big thank you to the Fort Bend Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors. This great group of ladies collected school supplies for the Women's Center and presented them to us at Skeeters Stadium.


Rosenberg Exchange Club

The Rosenberg Exchange Club presented our executive director, Vita Goodell, with a check for $125. What makes this check so special? All the members of the Rosenberg Exchange Club have an intellectual disability; this club is the first Exchange Club of its kind in Texas and the second in the U.S. We are honored that they chose to support us!

To access free and confidential services, call our 24-hour crisis hotline at


CONTACT US: • Phone: 281-344-5750 • Fax: 281-232-5041

P.O. Box 183 • Richmond, TX 77406



Fort Bend County Women's Center is a proud United Way of Greater Houston agency. For more information about the United way, visit




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