What Is It?
A nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to women and families who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness. Programs include a long-term residential treatment program in Montrose and affordable housing complexes and a service center in Spring Branch.
Help with the Cottage resale shop, collect needed supplies, or help with special events. Please contact the Home for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Varies, but individual Cottage Shop volunteers are asked to make an ongoing commitment.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. Information about volunteering as a group is here.
None; the Women’s Home will provide all information needed.
HELP IN COTTAGE SHOP
The Cottage Shop resale boutique serves as a vocational training site that provides women with employable skills such as merchandising and customer service. Volunteers help sort, organize, and label the clothing and donated items the shop receives daily. They can also help customers on the shop floor, test electronics, and perform other tasks. More information is here.
HELP WITH SPECIAL EVENTS
Volunteers are occasionally needed for fundraisers, celebrations for residents, and other special events. Please contact the Volunteer and Collaborations Coordinator for more information.
COLLECT NEEDED SUPPLIES
Organizations and individuals have hosted drives for food pantry items, cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothing, and other items for the Home’s residents. Please contact the Volunteer and Collaborations Coordinator to ask about current needs.
THE WOMEN'S HOME
Houston, Texas 77006
Houston, Texas 77006
The Cottage Shop is located in Montrose, at 811 Westheimer.
The Women’s Home Video (4 minutes 8 seconds)
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Rob E. designed, built, and painted five bookshelves for the WholeLife Service Center. (2019)
Stargazers Girl Scouts made Valentines gifts and cards for the Women’s Home, with NASCAR driver Ayla Agren. (2018)
Eagle: Michael S. supported the Jane Cizik Garden Place emergency food pantries by providing ten new wire shelving units for the first floor pantry, and five new shelving units each for the second and third floor pantries. He stocked each pantry with food items he collected through a school food drive. (2015)