FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center seeks nominations for its 2019 Women of Achievement award. Pictured is last year’s honorees.

The Lake Houston and surrounding communities are thriving due to the tireless work of its citizens.

FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center seeks to honor the women of those communities for their selfless dedication and sacrifices. The non-profit organization is now accepting nominations for the 2019 FamilyTime Women of Achievement (WOA) in the following categories: The Arts, Business, Community Activist, Education, Entrepreneur, Homemaker, Human Services, Medical, Women’s Advocate, Visionary, Volunteer, Spirit of FamilyTime, and Special Recognition.

“Nominate a family member, a neighbor, your co-worker…anyone who makes a difference in your life and others,” said FamilyTime Women of Achievement Gala Chairperson Susan Meinholz. “The honorees selected are role models to the many clients FamilyTime serves.

Nominations must be received no later than Oct. 14, and previous winners are not eligible for an award. The 2019 WOA recipients will be recognized at the annual Hearts of Gold Gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency downtown Houston.

“The gala is a wonderful opportunity to recognize women who give their hearts and countless hours to make our community a better place to live, raise our children, work and play,” Meinholz said. “All funds raised at the dinner will support FamilyTime’s services, which will help women find the strength to create a new life for them and their children.”

To nominate a woman for this year’s Women of Achievement award, download a form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, FamilyTime will also host its yearly Purple Ribbon Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Kingwood Country Club. All former Women of Achievement will be recognized.  The non-profit will also hold its Candlelight Vigil and Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

For more information on FamilyTime, the WOA award and previous winners, the Purple Ribbon Luncheon or the Candlelight Vigil, visit                                                                  

Now in its 42nd year, FamilyTime provides free crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, a 24-hour crisis helpline, case management, and legal advocacy services to victims of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. “The Door,” FamilyTime’s shelter for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, is the only such shelter in north Harris and south Montgomery counties. Since opening in July 1996, it has provided a safe haven and crisis services to more than 6,000 women and children. FamilyTime is currently in the midst of a capital campaign to build a new shelter to accommodate the overwhelming need for shelter.

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