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To satisfy food and clothing needs, The Women’s Home donates $10,000 to Northbrook High School


Pictured, from left: Mary Uribe-Pizana, Spring Branch ISD Community Services and Mentoring Programs coordinator, Dania Saiz, NHS CIS social worker, Dr. Marlon Smith, chief community builder at The Women’s Home, NHS principal Dr. HP Hyder III and Martha Montoya-Sanchez, NHS CIS social worker 

To help support students and families at Northbrook High School (NHS) who may need clothing and food assistance, The Women’s Home has donated $10,000 in Walmart and HEB gift cards to the school. 

“Our mission at The Women’s Home is to build a community that strengthens women and supports families,” said Dr. Marlon Smith, chief community builder at The Women’s Home. “By making connections with our community, we are able to impact their lives and make a difference.” 

The Women’s Home, a nonprofit organization established in 1957, offers support services to help prevent and end homelessness in the Houston area. They offer a variety of programs, including supportive housing programs and residential treatments.  

Communities in Schools (CIS) social worker Martha Montoya-Sanchez notes that there is a need for clothing and food resources among families at NHS. 

CIS social workers at Northbrook will identify families who need clothing and food assistance and distribute the gift cards accordingly. 

“I am grateful to The Women’s Home for supporting our students and families,” said NHS principal Dr. HP Hyder III. “Efforts like this help satisfy our students’ non-academic needs and help them better focus on their school success.”