Montgomery County Women’s Center receives $11,500 donation from WCF.

Montgomery County Women’s Center receives $11,500 donation from WCF.

Photo Caption:From left to right – Vicki Richmond, Secretary & Treasurer, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Kim Marling, Executive Director & Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Sarah Raleigh, Executive Director, Montgomery County Women’s Center; Tom Cox, Montgomery County Women’s Center; U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady; Dr. David Gottlieb, Board of Directors, Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

The Woodlands, TX – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently donated $11,500 to the Montgomery County Women’s Center in support of programs that provide shelter and assistance to victims/survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Established in 1982, The Montgomery County Women's Center provides safe shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, legal and support services to victims/survivors of family violence, sexual assault, stalking and abuse in Montgomery and surrounding counties and provides education to the community about such issues. There are four primary program areas that MCWC provides to clients at no cost. These programs include: Residential emergency shelter and transitional housing, Community education outreach, Legal services, and Sexual assault counseling.

The emergency shelter provides a safe, emergency refuge for abused women and children. The shelter can house up to 75 individuals per night, and more than 800 battered women and children annually. Shelter services are available for a maximum of 60 days, with an additional two-week extension if there is an expectation of permanent or transitional housing. Services in this area include food, personal care needs and clothing, prescriptions, counseling and case management.  Upon exiting the shelter, families receive assistance with start-up household goods from their resale store at no cost.

About 92% of the women housed in the shelter, and about 55-60% of nonresidential counseling clients, have incomes below the poverty level. Many of these women have never received the education or training necessary to obtain adequate employment to support themselves and their children. Recognizing that an education and vocation lead to independence, MCWC offers scholarship opportunities to clients. The funds for these scholarships come directly from donors. Clients are encouraged to apply for assistance after they have passed through the crisis stage, and have a safe, stable living environment.

“Thank you so much! Your generous support of the Montgomery County Women’s Center has made it possible to continue helping an every-growing population of assault, rage and domestic violence victims,” said Sarah Raleigh, Executive Director of Montgomery County Women’s Center.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (281) 292-4155 or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c) (3) charities. For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at

Celebrating 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call k832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at