In May 2023, EnCap Investments gathered to volunteer at Santa Maria Hostel’s Jacquelyn House located in the Spring Branch area. Volunteer work included painting large & small group activity rooms and performing landscaping in the courtyard area. Employees were also given the opportunity to interact with the staff and women in Santa Maria’s program during a tour and lunch. During the lunch, employees listened to an impactful presentation by one of Santa Maria’s former residents.
Santa Maria Hostel’s mission is to empower women and their families to lead healthy, successful, productive and self-fulfilling lives. Santa Maria Hostel has been serving the women and children of Houston since the mid-1950s. Santa Maria provides life changing services to low-income, indigent women (age 18 and above) and their children from Harris and the surrounding 12 counties. Santa Maria provides recovery services that allow clients to complete substance use treatment, acquire parenting skills, develop job readiness skills, set and attain educational and employment goals, gain critical life skills, get referrals and information on resources and obtain permanent housing.