A Spiritual Safe Haven for Women

Stopping by From the Vine Ministries on feels like going to see an old friend. The space is quiet and cozy. The kitchen is stocked with warm soup, crackers and cranberry lemon cookies. The space is filled with comfy couches, a china cabinet, dining room tables and wall decor with inspirational sayings. Each woman who enters gets a hug for…

The Best Little Theater in Cypress

At first glance, Stageworks Theatre, formerly Houston Family Art Center, looks like any other storefront in just another shopping center in Cypress. On the contrary, the theatre has served as a safe haven and community center for its loyal patrons and local volunteers since 2005.

Dancing with the Stars—Cypress Edition

For national dance champions, Faith Pangea and Richie Kaszas, movement is not only an art—it’s a way of life. 

Coffee for a Cause

Land of a Thousand Hills is a local coffee shop with a global impact. The shop exclusively buys coffee beans from African farmers deep in the Rwandan countryside. They pay farmers a livable wage while also funding village schools, education and health initiatives.

Making Sure No Child Goes Hungry

Hundreds of area students rely on their school campus for regular daily meals. And for many, when school ends for the week, so does their daily food supply. 

A Home for Children

When children find the Boys and Girls Country home in Hockley, they’ve found a home for life. The children at Boys and Girls Country come mostly from impoverished Houston-area families who are unable to provide for their needs. While most children in group-living centers will eventually age out of their program, those at Boys and Girls Country continue receiving support…

Local Veterinarian Treats Alaska’s Toughest Sled Dogs at Iconic Winter Race

In the first few days of the iconic Iditarod dog sled race this March, Cypress veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Hennessey found herself wrangling loose race dogs atop a frozen lake deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Dr. Hennessey was part of a team of specially trained volunteer veterinarians charged with medically evaluating all race dogs who passed their checkpoint. But the dogs—wildly energetic Alaskan huskies…

Giving Paws a Helping Hand

Abandoned Animal Rescue’s slogan is “Giving Paws a Helping Hand.” This nonprofit’s mission is to shelter homeless pets until they are placed in permanent homes. Founded in 2002 by three dedicated animal lovers, Angie Fenton, Barbara Schulz and James Gordon, AAR is entirely managed and maintained by volunteers. Abandoned Animal Rescue works toward ending pet overpopulation that results in the euthanasia of unwanted cats…

Success is Always in Reach

Reach Unlimited is dedicated to providing quality support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization has served individuals as young as 12 and as old as 75. For more than 30 years, Reach has worked to create a sustainable, secure environment where its clients may become all they are created to be—a place where success is always…

Shield Bearer Offers Counseling to Cypress Residents

Since its charter in 2006, Shield Bearer has been on the front lines championing healthy relationships, healthy families and strong communities. Shield Bearer promotes individual growth and development, preserves and enriches relationships and strengthens and unites families. The organization helps individuals become whole so they can engage in relationships in a full and healthy way.