The Diocese of Texas ECW Board selects specific projects to support throughout each year.
1960 Hope Center Houston was selected as the special project of the ECW for two years spanning 2018/2019. They provide a safe space, a caring community, breakfast, lunch, laundry, showers, clothing, life skills classes, counseling, referrals, Wi-fi, computer access, AA, prayer, bible study, chapel and much more!
For more information visit www.1960hopecenter.com
Days for Girls Texas was selected as the special project for two years spanning 2016/2017. Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all. Our movement has reached more than one million girls — and counting! With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.
The local chapter rotates churches in the Friendswood, TX area for sew-a-thon days throughout the school year. More information can be found on their Facebook group.
For more information visit www.daysforgirls.org
Sarah Watkins was selected as a delegate to the 60th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, March 14-24, 2016.
St. James', Austin was presented a $500 check on Behalf of Sarah Watkins from ECW Diocese of Texas. Sarah was selected as one of the 20 member Delegate group representing the Episcopal Church at the 60 United Nations Commission of the status of Women, March 14-24, 2016 in New York City. The delegation will focus on the global Advocacy of women and well being of girls. This is a high profile issue of the Episcopal church.
Hollee Martinez receiving a gift and support from Gloria Schlemmer, the Convocation Coordinator of Galveston and The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Texas. Hollee will be joining 19 other representatives of the Episcopal Church at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Delegates will meet in New York City, March 9-20, 2015. The Commission was established in 1946 with the aim to promote Women's rights in political, civil and social fields. More information on Hollee and the Commission is available in the February issue of The Diolog.
Shower Ministry, St. Mark's, Austin at the Trinity Center
The Shower Ministry at Trinity Center, Austin, Texas provides showers for our female neighbors once a week. We provide a private shower, personal products, clean underwear, socks, hair dryers and many choices of lotions.
In September of 2011, a fire burned across 35,000 acres of Bastrop County, destroying over 1600 homes. The Episcopal Diocese of Texas immediately responded in the days after the fire. EDOT raised more than $100,000, including $17,000 in gift cards. Those funds were instrumental in helping families with their essential needs as so many people were left with no possessions and no place to live.