Last year’s letter – On February 22, 1904, 12 prominent Houstonians organized a carnival and parade to raise funds for a new charity to provide social welfare services to the city. This new organization was called United Charities, the first of Family Houston’s many names. The mission began with “Helping others help themselves,” a tagline we still use today.
This year, Family Houston celebrated 115 years of serving our community. Through the years Family Houston has had six CEO’s, many Board Chairmen, and numerous dedicated staff. But, one thing has remained consistent, we are here to help our community. Today our mission remains strong; providing services that create a stronger community for tomorrow by helping individuals and families meet the challenges they face today.
This past year, Family Houston served over 6,700 individuals with helping to meet their basic needs, set financial goals, and provide them with mental health support. Because of our services, our clients have safer and more stable housing, increased their monthly disposable income, and parents reported better understanding of child development. All of this builds strong families and helps create a healthier community.
Thank you for your partnership! Your support is critical to our work and success. We look forward to what the future brings as we continue serving our community, providing them with tools that help build a stronger future.
Charly Weldon, MBA
President & CEO