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By Jim Adler May 10, 2016

One thing Jim “the Texas Hammer” Adler emphasizes in his life and career is making sure his law firm supports good causes. That support has involved many different charitable works, and often the focus is on helping children.

You may be interested in learning more about some of the charities which Jim Adler & Associates has helped over the years. Here are just a few:

Guadalupe Home

You may have seen our five-minute YouTube video showing the good works at this San Antonio refuge for homeless single moms. If not, know this:

Operated by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio Inc., Guadalupe Home is a transitional living program for homeless mothers with infants or for expectant mothers. It provides a safe place for the latter to prepare for birth, and a home-like environment for mothers with up to two children under age 3 to nurture their infants.

The facility can accommodate up to 10 mothers at a time, with private rooms for each. Living areas and chores are shared by all residents, who pay no fee but must either maintain employment or participate in an education and employment program. The facility also has a curfew and other house rules.

Churches of any denomination can host baptisms, baby showers and other special events for mothers and their babies at Guadalupe Home. Mothers also are encouraged to be empowered and to make their own way in the world as they transition to a new life.

Some of the women have fled domestic violence or have fallen on hard times of poverty. Guadalupe Home provides a safe haven until they can get back on their feet.

House of Tiny Treasures

As seen on our YouTube video, another haven for homeless families is a Houston SEARCH Homeless Services facility known as the House of Tiny Treasures (HTT). Families don’t live there, but they can bring their children there for early childhood education. Children also receive art, play and speech therapy as well as nutritious meals.

HTT’s education is designed as developmentally-appropriate for toddlers and preschool age children during the time that their parents are attending classes or starting to work. The idea is to provide a healthy therapeutic center to help children learn cognitive skills and problem-solving and to prepare them for kindergarten and their education ahead.

Many of the families with such children live in shelters or use other housing programs. House of Tiny Treasures also helps such families attain and maintain self-sufficiency to break the cycle of homelessness.

Jim Adler & Associates has held parties for the children at the HTT facility, or even in the Galleria-area offices of the law firm itself. SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures also has received assistance from the University of Houston Downtown College of Public Service.

As a father and a grandfather, Jim Adler urges you to support these and other worthy children’s charities in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or elsewhere in Texas. Giving back is among the best giving of all.

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