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The Women's Home  

 

  The mission of The Women's Home is to help women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals. The Women’s Home is a multi-ethnic, non-denominational, non-profit United Way agency.

  Within the Life Learning Center, The Home’s clients participate in comprehensive clinical, vocational and chemical dependency programs. They also receive job training in the on-campus Cottage Thrift Shop and administrative offices. Years of research, professional collaboration and evidence-based practice are enabling The Women’s Home to become a nationally recognized model of excellence in residential rehabilitation.

  The Zonta Club of Houston has been recognized by the Women's Home as a valued volunteer group. Club members provide seminars on mock interviews, communication skills, team building, time management, organizational skills, managing personal change, financial education, and other related topics.  We also host one of their awards banquets to honor the achievements of the women and celebrate their successes in meeting various tasks and learning challenges.


  The Zonta Club of Houston has been associated with The Women's Home since 2002.


  More information on the Women's Home can be found at www.thewomenshome.org  

  Please contact our Service Chairman,serviceopportunities@zontahouston.org for information on how to volunteer.

 

Bay Area Turning Point, Inc.

 

                                                                                           

                                                                   

  Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. provides shelter and nonresidential crisis intervention and support services to victims of family violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and homelessness.  It promotes education and awareness within the community, the Greater Bay Area of Southeast Harris County.  Bay Area Turning Point is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a United Way Affiliate Agency.  Zonta members have participated in food drives for the shelter, have provided clothing for the Career Closet, staffed the resale shop, and assisted with funding repairs to the roof of their Crisis Intervention Center following Hurricane Ike.  One of our members serves on the Board of Directors.


 
The Zonta Club of Houston has been associated with BATP since 2007.


  More information about BATP can be found at www.bayareaturningpoint.org 

  Please contact our Service Chairman, serviceopportunities@zontahouston.org for information on how to volunteer. 

 

 


 
 
 
United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT)       
 

  United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) exists to end human trafficking through awareness, education and outreach. Founded as a volunteer coalition in 2005, in an effort to respond to the increasing concern about human trafficking in the Greater Houston Area (GHA), UAHT is now viewed as a leader in the local and national anti-trafficking movement. As an agency, they have thrived in developing and delivering professional training & technical assistance programs, public awareness initiatives and prevention education curriculum for youth. UAHT takes a comprehensive approach in providing anti-trafficking programming by addressing a multitude of victim profiles (persons who may be targeted), e.g. U.S. citizens/legal permanent residents and foreign national individuals, males, females and young adults - encompassing both sex and labor trafficking.  A community unifier, UAHT serves as the lead agency of the Houston Rescue & Restore Coalition (HRRC), which is made up of 35 members from the Houston area. HRRC’s mission is to bring organizations and individuals together to strategically organize anti-human trafficking efforts. The coalition has existed since 2005 and a committee structure was formed in 2016 to increase member collaboration, revise and create the foundation for future sustainability.

  Zonta International adopted the fight against human trafficking as one of its international service projects a number of years ago.  In the United States we tend to think of the problem as existing in other countries.  We have discovered that the US is principally a transit and destination country for trafficking in persons. Interstate 10 is a major corridor for this egregious activity.  Thus the Zonta Club of Houston endorses the work of the UAHT in fighting this problem and helping the victims restore their lives.  ZCH is a member of the HRRC Coalition as well.  We have assisted UAHT by providing laptop computers, funding a Spanish language brochure to reach potential victims, funding their Youth Prevention Programs, and the current Super Bowl 2017 efforts.


  The Zonta Club of Houston has been associated with United Against Human Trafficking since 2005.  The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, 1-888-373-7888available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
 
 
Please contact our Service Chairman, serviceopportunities@zontahouston.org for information on how to volunteer.