A Message from Director
2022 has come and gone and 2023 is moving fast. I want to take this opportunity to thank the many wonderful people, companies, and organizations that have supported Solomon’s Porch Light in promoting new business owners. I especially want to thank the John McNabb Foundation for getting our Mission Ministries started.
I would like to also thank existing business owners for helping with our 2022-2023 mission ministries. SPL has contracted with several business owners in the northeast part of Houston to allow new business owners to mentored.
Here are some highlights on some of our clients that are making a difference. We are so proud of the following individuals that have taken their talents to the next level:
Mario Diaz, diagnosed with learning disabilities, transitioned from High School to HCC – VAST Academy to pursue his passion, in Astronomy. He continues to do his U-Tube space videos and builds his Lego ships and space stations. This is Mario’s first semester at HCC -VAST Academy and he has already been accepted in HCC – Central Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).
Oscar Gauzin, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy transitioned to the family bakery business to pursue his baking skills. He loves to bake bread and his delicious cupcakes.
Kyla Ausbie, diagnosed with Autism, continues to help her grandmother in the family business in making and promoting their hair products. She also continues to take classes online for computer technology.
Nina Vargas, diagnosed with Autism has graduated from Lone Star College, Atascocita with an associate’s degree in Physical Therapy. Nina has relocated to Chicago, IL and is now working as an intern for a special needs’ clinic. We are so proud of her moving to a big city on her own and starting a new chapter in her life. We are very proud of mom and dad for allowing her to be on her own.
Congratulations to these individuals making a difference.
Jesusa “Susie” Palacios
Solomon’s Porch Light is privilege to recognize two awesome organizations of volunteers that give their time to bring joy, happiness, and love to others.
The Geezer Squad and TWMC Habitat for Humanity
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Habitat for Humanity Homes
sponsored by The Woodlands Methodist Church and partner churches
For more information call 281-297-5900 or e-mail: email@example.com | or see www.thewoodlandsmethodist.org
The Geezer Squad
Retired men serving those in need in Montgomery County. Sponsored by The Woodlands Methodist Church and other local organizations. To contact the Geezer Squad e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Since their informal founding around 2008, the men (and women) of the Geezer Squad have completed over 160 wheelchair ramps, over 43 construction/repair projects and contributed in the construction of over 18 Habitat Houses. In addition, they have provided 60+ Team work days for Hurricane Harvey Relief and 20+ Team work days for April 2017 Tax Day Flood Relief projects.
Threads of Healing Quilting Ministry
These lovely individuals bring joy and healing to families all over Texas! Many blessing to their wonderful gifts and talents and may God continue to bless this ministry!
Stair Picture: Front row L-R: Sandy Russell, Jackie Arens, Lan Henry, Juliet Connolly, Maria Reyes, Jerry Arthur, Rosemary Hardin, Mary Ellen Evans – Left side: of stairs & going up: Patrick Ross, Christine Rapacki, Karen Ross, Aleswa Varghese, Sara Pena – Center of stairs: Gail Harp, Delia Coy, Jan Umphrey, Yolanda De Leon, Gracie Garcia – Right side: Margaret Palacios, Mary Flores, Rose Chavez, Debbie Jackson, Delia Medina, Linda Tollett, Jan Connolly – Upper Right Picture – Mary Ellen Evans, Christine Rapacki, Margaret Palacios, Rose Chavez – Lower Left Picture – Delia Medina & Jackie Arens – Lower Right – Jan Connolly, Karen Ross, Delia Medina
Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information (PTIs) Centers serving parents of children and youth with disabilities ages of 0-26 as well as youth self-advocates ages 14-26. PTIs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Family to Family strives to provide programs that empower families of children & youth with disabilities as they navigate the complex special education, health care and disabilities services systems.
Family to Family Network helps individuals with disabilities and their family members define and achieve success for themselves and their loved ones. Through guidance and training of parents and young adults, we transform lives by helping them discover possibilities, see the potential and advocate for what they need to achieve their dreams. Our organization helps families to see potential where others see barriers. By changing attitudes and mindsets about disabilities, our organization changes lives to make sure every individual gets to live THEIR best life.
To promote wellness, enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
1) Providing community outreach, education, and awareness on behalf of the disability community to families, schools, businesses, adult services organizations, and other community organizations;
2) Participating in national, state, and local legislative and systems advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities have access to a free, appropriate education in the least restrictive environment; and that adults with disabilities have access to community-based, integrated employment and supports;
3) Supporting the structure and cohesion of families who have members with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and
4) Providing life-enhancing integrated activities and experiences for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP AND SUPPORT?
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By Visiting The Possibilities Ebay Store
Possibilities is an Online Auction Store located in Humble, Texas. We strive in providing you a hassle free online solution that allows you to get cash for your unwanted new or used items. All proceeds are donated to the Non-Profit organization Solomon’s Porch Light
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