To the Katy Christian Ministries Staff and All,
I would like to take this time out to say thank you very much for all that has been done now and as well a in the past.
It is really good to know that you all are there when we are in need.
Thanks especially to Ms Marjorie for being my Social Worker along with the rest of the Social Services staff.
You are doing a great job distributing goods and services.
Thanks also to the community who provides this service.
Thanks again – Very, Very Much!
God bless all of you.
KCM Boutique Mason Road needs your fabulous gently owned women’s designer clothes, handbags, shoes and jewelry!!
Bring your donations to the Boutique inside the KCM Super Store on Mason Road and receive a $5 Boutique coupon and an entry into our $100 KCM Boutique gift card drawing!
Donations accepted today until Saturday. Drawing will be held Saturday, May 4th at 6 pm.
Thanks for blessing Katy Christian Ministries with your generous donations!
Address: 333 1/2 S. Mason Road (next to Fiesta) – Katy, TX 77450 – View Map
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Campbell Soup Company will team up with Katy, TX area Letter Carriers (NALC) to collect food donations in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger.
“On any given month the Food Pantry gives out over 35,000 food items to 700 families in the KISD area. The Letter Carrier Food Drive comes at a critical time of the year by supplying items to help sustain the pantry during the summer months, when donations are at their lowest. Your support of both food items and personal care items are extremely important and appreciated.”
Bruce Kingwell, Director KCM Food Pantry
As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month comes to an end we are reminded of how essential awareness, prevention and policy work are to combating sexual assault. Ending sexual assault requires changing societal attitudes, educating professionals and the community at large, and advocating for laws and policies that promote public safety and justice and healing for sexual assault survivors.
What can you do to help?
Ensuring survivor access to services requires resources critical in leveling the playing field. As a culture we need to be at least as concerned about the rights and resources of sexual assault victims as we are for the accused. By making a donation small or large you can help support our work to assure sexual assault victims have a voice. Five dollars may seem inconsequential given the magnitude of the work but when added to the contributions of others it truly can impact the problem. It is most important to us to know the multitudes of individuals who stand behind our goals. Please join us in this endeavor.
Compassion lies at the heart of this work but it is the collective will of individuals that propels change.
We appreciate your help!
For Newborns through 18 years of age
*without health insurance*
PROVIDED BY CARE VAN
Tuesday May 28, 2013
TIME: 3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) – 5011 E. Fifth Street
Please bring your Child’s Immunization Record.
No appointment necessary.
Child must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
For additional information: 281-391-9623
The Care Van program has provided more than 897,000 immunizations to 529,000 children through July, 2011. The program is coordinated through the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Inc., and with thanks to lead sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. www.carevan.org.
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The Crisis Center is founded on the premise that it can only be as effective as its Advocates and volunteers. They both have a common desire to help others and a willingness to give of themselves, investing their time, energy and emotions in an endeavor they believe is worthwhile.
This common desire is vested 365 days of the year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Volunteers are central to the success of KCM’s Crisis Center. It takes a strong heart and spirit to put yourself in the situation required of a crisis hotline volunteer. One must be prepared to give of themselves at any given moment.
Someone who knows that sacrifice is the heart of volunteering is Betty T. Betty is an on-call crisis center volunteer advocate who provides comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault by providing crisis intervention at two local hospitals. She accompanies survivors through the forensic examination and the entire process of dealing with law enforcement. She is vital in that she provides resources and support to victims through the immediate shock of their trauma.
Thank you Betty for all you do to serve our community in this vital role!
Contact us for more information on how you can get involved.
Marina a victim, now a survivor of family violence and incest by her father.
“I was a very happy child, very outgoing and had good grades! What people did not know is that I was being repeatedly raped by my own father. It would happen every time he felt like it, when my mom was not at home. This had been happening since I was 5 or 6 years old until I ran away from home at the age of 15. My father would threaten me by telling me that if I ever told anyone, he was going to hurt my mother.
I believed him until one time when I was 12 years old, I saw a very violent episode of my father about to stab my mom in front of me and my younger brother. I heard screaming, I yelled, and I saw blood. Me and my younger brother ran towards him and took the knife away.
Soon after, we left home and became homeless. Without my dad around anymore, I finally told my mom what he had done to me. She did not believe me and moved back in with my father instead. I felt betrayal, anger and isolated. He continued raping me. I left home again. Someone finally believed me and offered help by taking me to the police. A report was made and they said they would help me. When my dad found out that the police wanted to talk to him, he disappeared. He never got caught because he was running away from the police.
But, the police never gave up on me. At 20 years old, a detective came knocking on my door regarding my case. They didn’t give up on me! I gathered some information of how to find him and he got caught. He was arrested in another state, brought back to Texas and the trial began. He was sentenced to 15 years.
At 23 years old, already a mother of 3 children and happily married, my mother gave me a heartfelt and deep apology; this time, she listened. The truth is that I forgave my mother a long time ago.
The support group at KCM and counseling has helped me a lot, not only teaching me how to deal with my emotions from the past, but also how to communicate effectively with my husband and children. Thank you.”
Join us for another exciting night of music and fellowship at the KSBJ Brown Bag Concert Series with Josh Wilson. The concert is sponsored by Chick-fil-A on Mason Rd. Katy Christian Ministries will be there to provide parking assistance and support for the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the KCM Food Pantry.
When: April 16 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Chick-fil-A Mason Rd – Map/Directions