Learn how we’re helping families recover over the past year in this comprehensive progress report.
“BakerRipley has really impacted my journey as a business owner and truly I’m just getting started.” – Patricia Slind
Check out our August 2018 Disaster Recovery Update and learn about our impact in disaster recovery work one year after Hurricane Harvey hit the region.
BakerRipley serves neighbors of all ages – from 6 months to 96 years old. Our littlest neighbors are part of our Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
In Mexico City, Adriana Sanchez worked as an industrial engineer. But in the United States, she struggled to speak English and couldn’t find work in her field.
“BakerRipley gave me the confidence that I needed, the confidence to do what I needed to do to get through this. I need to do better, I need to it for my friends, my family, and I need to do it for myself.” Sharon Campos, Young Leader.
“It’s unbelievable that BakerRipley transformed NRG Center overnight into a shelter so many called home for a day or weeks. There was no task too small for volunteers to do and most just wanted to help.” – Tejal Patel, NRG Center Shelter Volunteer.
It Really Does Take an Army: Residents Recovering From Hurricane Harvey Benefit from Agency Collaboration
Walmart quietly made a generous donation of 360 palettes to BakerRipley to help the area recover from Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army partnered to help store and distribute the items. Over six months the items were given out at our six Restoration Centers located in hard-hit communities.
“What BakerRipley has done is give me a running start and I’m so blessed to have the assistance,” BakerRIpley neighbor Linda Jerrols said. “I couldn’t have crossed the finish line without my disaster case managers help.”
Houston Texans Defensive End JJ Watt announced today the JJ Watt Foundation is donating $2 million to BakerRipley for Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
Our Fab Lab Houston team brings Science Summer Learning projects to our summer camp programs across the city. Check out how kids combined art and science for the Butterfly in the Sky project.
July 2018 Update: Learn about the impact of our disaster recovery work in the communities we serve.
Since first engaging in East Aldine, we have continually engaged residents and partners in building a collective vision for the
We’re a step closer to officially opening the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus.
“The house finally feels comfortable and inviting once more. Thank you to BakerRipley for providing us with new, undamaged furniture. Now my kids and I have a place to reconnect and be a family again.” – Amber Kirkland, BakerRipley Unmet Needs recipient
BakerRipley is working with partners to identify and assist separated parents as they are gradually identified in Houston detention centers.
Jane Bavineau, Vice President of Wellness, talks about flipping the script on aging, the silver tsunami we keep hearing about and how Appreciative Inquiry changed her perspective.
Family members who take care of an older adult don’t often see themselves as caregivers, but are ultimately responsible for their loved one’s well-being. Carolyn, JoAnn and MaryAnn talked about how BakerRipley’s caregiving programs supported them.
BakerRipley does not support families being torn apart who are fleeing to our southern border for safety. We cannot stand for a reality that is defined in this way. It is not [HUMAN](https://www.bakerripley.org/HUMAN/index.html).
“In recent years the sentiment about Juneteenth that I felt growing up seems to be eroding.” – Marlon A. Smith, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Policy and Engagement.
BakerRipley’s Entrepreneur Connection program helps neighbors start a trucking business.
“The work you all do enabled a miracle in my family member Stella Overton’s life, renewed her spirit and helped my family give our matriarch happiness in her twilight years. Thanks to BakerRipley, Harvey wasn’t an ending, it was a new beginning.” – Mike Spriggs.