Join FamilyTime in honoring the 2017 FamilyTime Women of Achievement at the annual gala on Jan. 20. For more information visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Back row, from left: Bebe Turner, Jayne Hampson, Kathryn Townsend-Grinan, Lauralee Veitch, Jill Curran, Monica Strange, Diana Rutherford, Luz Rebollar, Sheila Childers, Sheila Aron and Barb Campbell. Front row, from left: Jackie Cate, Susan Pollard and Martha Serna. Photo Courtesy of Pat and Ray Photography.

FamilyTime’s annual hearts of Gold Gala will once again honor extraordinary women who have made a difference in the community. The annual gala will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 5:30-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

This year’s Women of Achievement are: Sheila Childers, The Arts; Barb Campbell, Education; Jill Curran, Business; Martha Serna, Entrepreneur; Bebe Turner, Homemaker; Lauralee Veitch, Medical; Susan Pollard, Visionary; Sheila Aron and Monica Strange, Human Services; Kathy Townsend-Grinan, Women’s Advocate; Diana Rutherford, Volunteer; Luz Rebollar, Community Activist; Jackie Cate, Spirit of FamilyTime; and Jayne Hampson, Special Recognition.

In addition to honoring these amazing women, guests will have an opportunity to support FamilyTime via bid boards, live auction, and paddle call. Entertainment will be provided for dancing by the EZ Money Band. KTRK newscaster Erik Barajas returns once again to emcee.

Tickets to the Hearts of Gold Gala are $150 per person. Tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. The Hyatt Regency Houston is located at 1200 Louisiana Street. To purchase tickets, tables, or for more information on the gala, visit, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center is a non-profit organization that provides services and programs to encourage the mental health and wellness of the community as well as promote safety and support for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence. FamilyTime's vision is to advocate for women, men and children in crisis situations and offer them the vital services they need in order to regain control of their lives.  Services include counseling, case management, assistance with legal matters, and shelter from an abusive situation. 

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