Persimmon Club/ YWCA of Houston Center for Women
Allison Booker-Brooks, Executive Director, YWCA
The YWCA of Houston has been one of the premier women's organizations in the city of Houston for over 105 years. The YWCA of Houston was founded in 1907 and has continued to build its legacy through service to women and girls over generations. In order to uphold the integrity of our legacy, the YWCA of Houston has adpoted a very intentional approach to creating programs that align directly with our mission. We accomplish our mission by serving thousands of people throughout the greater Houston area.
For More Information, please visit http://www.ywcahouston.org
Child Advocates and the McDonald's Houston Children's Festival
Every 9 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Nearly 4,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Ashley Brockette, PR/Marketing talks about how you can support the organization.