The Women's Home of Houston
Houston, TX | 2020 de enero
Conn’s Cares partnered with former Houston Texan, All-Pro Wide Reciever DeAndre Hopkins, and his mother, CEO and Founder of S.M.O.O.O.T.H., Sabrina Greenlee to support The Women’s Home – a local non-profit supporting women and families across Houston who have faced homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. Together, Conn’s HomePlus, DeAndre and Sabrina donated more than $45,000 in new furniture and appliances to enhance the residence’s safe spaces.
The Women's Home mission is to build communities that strengthen women and support families as they reclaim their stability. Eighty five percent of the residents have suffered trauma of abuse. The Conn's HomePlus contribution replaced outdated appliances and furniture, providing 52 new Serta Simmons mattresses, outfitting each resident with a new bed and upgrading the transitional housing program to ensure residents continue their journey to stability in a more comfortable and enjoyable space.
"The Women's Home has worked to support women and families since 1957," said Anna Coffey, CEO of The Women's Home. "We provide long-term care, support and safe spaces, as these women build the lives they deserve to have. Donations like these help enable us to provide maximum assistance for anyone needing to use our services. We are thankful to Conn's HomePlus for working with us as we're entering this new decade."
Transitional housing facilities like The Women’s Home hold special meaning to DeAndre and Sabrina. Sabrina is a survivor of domestic abuse and founded the S.M.O.O.O.T.H. Foundation with the goal of helping other victims. As a survivor, she lived to tell her story, finding hope in hopeless situations and vowing to share her testimony to heal as many people as possible. Witnessing his mother’s battle first-hand, DeAndre is a huge advocate for S.M.O.O.O.T.H. and together, DeAndre and his mom have hosted multiple events to help raise money and awareness for the cause.
"It has always been a passion of mine to give back to the community and help those in need," said DeAndre Hopkins. "We noticed the great work The Women's Home is doing to provide shelter and support for the women and families in the Houston community. This new year, I'm excited to partner with Conn's HomePlus and my mom to help them continue to push their mission."
Alongside DeAndre, Sabrina delivered words of empowerment and encouragement to the women at The Women’s Home.