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Employment First Campaign


A campaign for Summerhouse Houston to succeed into the future.

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Employment First Campaign


A campaign for Summerhouse Houston to succeed into the future.


Expanding Our Capacity to Meet Demand

Summerhouse Houston is no longer the best-kept secret in Houston. That shining beacon of light in Spring Branch now illuminates a pathway towards greater independence and a more joyful, productive life for more and more young people with IDD.

Since we opened our doors to our new building in 2019, demand for our Community Employment Program has swelled. All staff are now fully credentialed by UNT (required for Texas Workforce Commission funding) for job skills training, job placement, supported employment, and autism endorsement. We continue to provide benefits counseling to families requesting this service free of charge. Our placements include a mix of members securing jobs, internships Workforce Solutions, and placements for TWC clients.

Our current rapid growth will soon be frozen, both in terms of full-time members and referrals from Texas Workforce Commission/Vocational Rehabilitation for employment, without the following:

  • An additional classroom which will also permit us to offer Pre-ETS services (leadership and self-advocacy training) to transition age youth (we current have a contract to provide this but do not have the space);
  • Much needed office space for existing new supported employment staff; and
  • Additional bathrooms to handle the increased capacity.

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The Solution:
Employment First: A Campaign for Summerhouse Houston

Having recently purchased a one-acre lot at 1424 Waseca in Spring Branch, Summerhouse enjoys the necessary land capacity to continue building upon our "Summerhouse Houston campus". This includes the opportunity to construct a second building to meet the explosive demand for our Community Employment Program services!

As we recognize and celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we must continue to look to the future. Our strategic plan envisions a second building to complement the transformational progress that has already been made with the construction of our current building.

To realize this appeal. we are seeking a minimum of $800.000 in financial commitments from our Summerhouse Houston family, friends, and new investors.


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