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“I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old houses, old manners, old gardens, old books, old wine. I hope to spread that love to others— Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. Like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray.”

– Oliver Goldsmith

Let’s Throw in the Towel!

Avondale is beginning it’s first annual “Throw in the Towel” campaign to donate towels for The Women’s Home.

About The Women’s Home: The Women’s Home is located within Avondale, For over 50 years, The Women’s Home has been helping women build whole lives. We offer women — many who are homeless and lack job skills or education due to substance abuse and mental illness — a home and a model of care called Whole Life. Sometimes, the incoming clients of The Women’s Home “overwhelm” their stock of Bath towels. To maintain a high level of hygiene many more towels are needed. This is a wonderful organization, please donate towels at 607 Westheimer or bring with you to our next Business meeting June 4th.

During the Holiday Season Avondale residents donate bath and health products to The Women’s Home and to Covenant House.


Positive Interaction Police Program –PIP

Central One division
meeting June 2, 7pm (always first Tuesday of Each Month)
1600 State street

free parking– refreshments served

Avondale supports HPD efforts to curb crime within Avondale. The Positive Interaction Police Program of Central One District allows residents of Avondale to meet the HPD officers that actually patrol our neighborhood, Each open meeting held on the Fist Tuesday of Each Month at 1600 State street, presents a topic relevant to Crime and Safety. Crime Statistics and antidotal instances of crimes within District one also presented each week. For information contact Wayne Pate from the HPD storefront on Westheimer wpate@yahoo.com

There is a Citywide PIP meeting that covers topics on Crime and Safety over the Entire City. This open meeting is held on the second Tuesday of Odd Numbered Months at 1600 State Street.

Take a bite out of Crime!


CrimeStoppers

Wednesday, June 3
5:30pm to 7:30pm.
at L’Oliver

We will offer our Wednesday fried chicken and champagne
happy hour special. We will invite elected officials, and candidates to be here for this event as well.


Avondale Businesses Meeting

June 4 2015, 7pm
The Women’s Home

Carolyn Gerrard, of Covenant House will be our Speaker.
Founded in Houston, Covenant House Texas opened its doors in 1983 and for over 30 years, has continued to help kids in crisis with residential programs, community services, and outreach efforts designed to keep young people off the streets.

Valerie Prevost, Emergency Management Administration Specialist–our scheduled Speaker, will be rescheduled due to the recent flooding.


Friday Fiesta

Avondale Members— The Date has been set for Friday Fiesta gathering at Surfside Beach House this July, Stay tuned for more details


Homeless in Houston

There seems to be an uptick in the number of homeless in Houston.
If you have a concern or would like  information, Charity Dominquez of SEARCH has graciously offered her information to answer our questions and concerns:

Charity Dominquez
713-276-3008
cdominquez@searchhomeless.org

 


Historic Homes Slideshow

 


 

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