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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday December 27th, 2023 :: 08:00 a.m. CST


Media Advisory: Children of Residents at the Harris County Jail Women’s Empowerment Center Set To Receive Christmas Gifts 

HOUSTON (December 27, 2023) - Who:  The Harris County Sheriff's Office has teamed up with Navidad en el Barrio, a non-profit organization, to provide Christmas gifts to children whose mothers are residing (incarcerated) in the Women's Empowerment Center. The Women’s Empowerment Center is a holistic approach to 

helping and training incarcerated residents to reduce recidivism and give guidance once released from custody. Navidad en el Barrio was founded in 1987 by retired HPD Officer Israel "Izzy" Gomez, Jr., to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our communities. 


What: Forty children aged six months to sixteen will spend time with their mothers and open gifts purchased with donations from Navidad en el Barrio. Seventeen residents of the center will participate. 


When: Wednesday, December 27, 2023, 1:00 p.m. 


Where: Harris County Women's Empowerment Center, 1307 Baker Street, Houston, Texas 77002  


To RSVP please email [email protected] or call the HCSO Media Team at 346-286-1580.


*Media is encouraged to attend to capture the spreading of holiday cheer. Interviews will be available on site. 

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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