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Empowering Women Who Empower Change









Empowering Women Who Empower Change

Local Women United® group share common purposes aimed at impacting our community


Baytown, Texas:  

United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County Women United® steering committee recently donated $2,710 to the DePelchin Children’s Center of Baytown to provide much needed counseling services to students with social and emotional challenges.

“This generous donation will allow us to provide approximately 42 more counseling sessions for youth in the Goose Creek School District,” stated Julie Crowe, LMSW, Vice President of Prevention and Early Intervention Services for DePelchin Children’s Center.

“We are expanding services this summer to the Point School for students in an alternative learning program,” added Crowe.  “We will focus these funds on targeting high risk girls in the alternative school to decrease the risk of low academic performance, dropping out of school, behavior issues, and family conflict.” 

Funds were raised during the Third Annual “Power of Your Purse” breakfast event.  More than 140 guests heard from Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., who is internationally recognized, and wrote, “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”.  

“We are excited to host these types of events,” said Patti O’Neill-Burn, President of the United Way GBACC Board of Directors and Women United®.  “Such avenues allow us to harness the power, position and leadership of women through education and empowerment to create positive impacts.  Through networking and outreach opportunities, we can inspire each other to take action for the good of the community.”

Women United® will host, “Legislature and Community Impact” Lunch & Learn on Thursday, February 2 at the J.D. Walker Community Center.  Tickets are $30 person and corporate tables are available.  To purchase tickets visit  For more information, please call 281.424.5922.  Deadline for reservations is Friday, January 27.

 “Advocacy, Leadership and Resource Development are the focus,” added O’Neill-Burn, “and we achieve this through a variety of projects and programs.  We encourage women with similar motivations to join us.”

Women United® is a powerful, global network within United Way of 70,000+ women leaders across more than 165 communities and six countries, all focused on building stronger communities.  For event and membership information, contact Gladys Pryor at or online at

For more than 70 years, United Way of the Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County has tackled our community’s most difficult issues in the areas of education, income, and health.  For more information about your United Way, visit: