Recap of 5th Annual Casino for a Cause


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Thank you to All that Blooms for generously providing the floral arrangements that transformed the space into a tropical paradise!

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Dreyfus Printing graciously donated their services to print the beautiful programs for this event. We are so thankful!








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We are so appreciative to fourOnine for providing the upbeat music that kept the atmosphere lively and exciting all evening! We would also like to thank PSAV Presentation Services for so graciously donating all AV services!


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A great thank you to Casinos Unlimited for providing the games and gambling experience! RCC would also like to extend a warm appreciation to Tremont House for housing this event!










Thank you to everyone who helped make the 5th Annual Casino for a Cause such a wonderful event! A very special thank you to all of our donors and Board of Directors who made this event possible!


5th Annual Casino for a Cause

Casino2014The fifth annual Casino for a Cause event benefitting the Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) will be held on Saturday, July 19th at the Tremont House. The mission of the RCC is to promote the safety, well-being and best interest of victims of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse, and to advocate for the prevention of such crimes.

It is anticipated that in the coming year, the RCC will house over 170 women and 110 children in our emergency shelter, deliver non-residential services to over 650 clients and provide over 780 hours of therapeutic services . . . all free of charge.  The RCC relies solely on grants, donations, events and our 3 resale stores to administer all services.

Casino for a Cause is open to anyone wishing to partake in an evening of island-inspired fare, casino entertainment and a silent auction.  Sponsorships start at $125 for an individual and incrementally continue to our highest sponsorship of $5,000. Information about each level of sponsorship and the form to complete and return can be found on our website, under events.

For further information, please contact Kim Dimmett, Director of Fund Development, at (409) 443-0523 or  We look forward to seeing you at the Fifth Annual Casino for a Cause!


Change Starts Here – United Way Campaign Video

The Resource & Crisis Center was honored to be included in this year’s United Way Galveston County Mainland Campaign Video, “Change Starts Here.” A brave young lady who received services from RCC as a child shares her powerful story, along side other community members who have received aid from United Way organizations. Be sure to watch the video to learn more about how the Galveston County community has come together to support our neighbors in their time of need with the help of United Way.

Thank You to All Who Made Casino for a Cause Possible!

The 4th Annual Casino for a Cause event was a huge success! On July 27th, 160 of the Resource & Crisis Center’s supporters gathered together to enjoy good food, casino gaming, and live music, while raising funds for the mission of RCC. The Resource & Crisis Center is thankful for each and every sponsor, guest, and individual who contributed to making this event a success!

Of course, the Resource & Crisis Center would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the generous donations made by individuals and companies to make the Casino for a Cause event possible. The Tremont House generously discounted the use of the Davidson Ballroom and the cost of the talented catering team.

The Tremont House catering team, led by chef Michael Jacobson, created a scrumptious menu

The Tremont House catering team, led by chef Michael Jacobson, created a scrumptious menu


Downtown Blooms kindly donated the centerpieces and floral decorations for the event, completely transforming the space with their creativity and ingenuity.

Downtown Blooms' beautiful centerpieces

Downtown Blooms’ beautiful centerpieces

More floral decorations from Downtown Blooms

More floral decorations from Downtown Blooms










Similarly, Bob Ford generously donated his time and expertise to our event as the emcee, while his wife, Pam Ford, spent her hours capturing the event through photography.

Executive Director, Bonnie Martin, with Bob Ford, "the Voice of the Astros" and the Casino for a Cause emcee

Executive Director, Bonnie Martin, with Bob Ford, “the Voice of the Astros” and the Casino for a Cause emcee


Two Bit Karma also contributed to the event by playing a wide range of upbeat music to keep the crowd engaged.

Two Bit Karma performing at Casino for a Cause

Two Bit Karma performing at Casino for a Cause


Last, but certainly not least, Dreyfus Printing generously donated the Casino for a Cause programs this year.

Once again, thank you to the many donors and contributors who made this event possible. We could not have done it without your support!

Back to School Drive

Each year, with the help of our community, The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) provides age appropriate school supplies to the children residing in our shelter.

Sometimes the only difference between an A+ student and a failing student is having basic supplies to do homework and participate in class. Because the children served by RCC live within our shelter and their mothers are trying to rebuild, providing school supplies is the least of their worries.

You can help in several ways…

  • Create a drive and collect new school supplies to donate
  • Make a financial donation to The Resource and Crisis Center
  • Volunteer to help with school supply and uniform inventory and packing backpacks

School Supply Wish List

  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Backpacks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Dividers
  • Pocket Folders
  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Crayons
  • Pencil Colors
  • 1” binders
  • Subject Dividers
  • Kleenex
  • Manila Paper
  • Washable Markers
  • Lined Notebook Paper
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Writing Tablets
  • Watercolor Sets
  • # 2 Pencils
  • Pink Erasers
  • Pencil Case
  • Blue Pens
  • Red Pens

 Uniform Assistance

  • Khaki pants/shorts/etc (all sizes)
  • Red, Blue, Gold, White polo shirts (all sizes)

Calling all Companies…

Does your company want to run your own Back to School Drive benefiting the Resource and Crisis Center? Just collect supplies and/or monetary donations for a few weeks at your office and deliver them to the RCC Administration at 1802 Broadway #122 by August 30.  Questions? Contact Shannon Samuelson at 409-443-0511 or

Donations will be accepted from August 1st and 30th.

3rd Annual Yoga on the Beach

It is once again the time of year when the weather begins to cool, pumpkin spice lattes appear at the local coffee shop, and of course, our schedules become hectic with school activities and football practice. Here at RCC, the presence of Fall means something else too: Domestic Violence Awareness Month is fast approaching.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for the community to come together in solidarity with victims of family violence to show our support and an outpouring of love and understanding. The Resource & Crisis Center is excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Yoga on the Beach, an event designed to support surviors on their journey to healing and recovery.

RCC invites the entire Galveston County community to this free event at Stewart Beach on Thursday, October 3rd at 5 pm to participate in a yoga class appropraite for all levels of yogis. Learn more about the event by visiting our webpage. We look forward to seeing each of you at the event!

Out of Town Church Makes RCC Their Mission

Several months ago The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County received a call from Chris Huggins, youth pastor for First Christian Church of Rowlett, TX.  Through several conversations, Chris and his dedicated youth committed to come to RCC to work at our shelter.  Little did we know that we would have such a transformation of our shelter at the hands of this enthusiastic group.

The group worked diligently cleaning the inside of the shelter and beautified the yard to create a very welcoming and clean environment.  Over two days they stripped all of the beds, wiped down the fans, scrubbed and cleaned the inside of the shelter, refreshing the space for clients.  Outside the shelter, they trimmed the bushes, weeded the flower beds, power-washed the buildings and so much more.  Simply put, the back yard looks amazing.

Normally, the clients are responsible for cleaning through chores and keeping their space neat.  Having this group come and give these women and children a much needed break was deeply appreciated by each of our shelter residents.  On the last day of their time with RCC, they grilled up burgers and hotdogs for each of the clients, mingled with the clients, and showed the clients the love and support of community.

These youth and their leaders have been amazing throughout this process.  It is very clear that this church is committed to serving and we want to thank all those that participated and the entire church for making RCC their mission.

Get Your Sponsorship for Casino for a Cause Soon!

Casino for a Cause benefiting the Resource & Crisis Center will be here before you know it! The event is being held at The Tremont House on Saturday, July 27th at 6:00 pm. Casino for a Cause features exciting entertainment including casino gaming, live music, dancing, and some great jackpot prizes. Some of this year’s jackpot prizes include a Charbroil gas grill and a Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner!

RCC wants to take a moment to recognize the many sponsors who have already committed to supporting the organization through this event:

Bali Sponsor

Fiji Sponsor

Tahiti Sponsor

  • Bradley Cardenas and Lee Sontag
  • Michael H. Garcia
  • Hank Gregory Builders, Inc.

Hawaiian Sponsor

Cayman Sponsor

  • State Representative Greg Bonnen, MD
  • Donna Gindrup
  • Ellen Goerlich
  • Judge John Grady Court #1
  • Greater Houston Office Products
  • Delynn Greene
  • Inman Investments, Inc.
  • Bridgette Landis
  • Law Office of Ian Michael Kuecker PLLC
  • Mike and Bonnie Martin
  • Jennie Meyer and AC Latham, RN, CCM
  • Annette Orynawka
  • Chris & Herb Roper
  • Debbie and Richard Williams

Thank you to the many supporters of the Resource & Crisis Center! Sponsorship opportunities at all levels are still available. Visit the Casino for a Cause webpage to learn more about the event or contact Samantha Coats at (409)443-0523 or We look forward to seeing you all there!