The 7th Annual Women Empowering Women Luncheon presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health was held on January 31 at The Woodlands Resort. Nearly 400 guests were uplifted by inspiring and talented Grammy Award Winning Artist Mandisa, the featured speaker of the event. Mandisa spoke candidly about overcoming her struggle with depression through faith, counseling and help from her friends, and the importance of access to medical and mental health resources like those provided by the Interfaith Community Clinic (ICC) for individuals in need.

The Women Empowering Women Luncheon raises vital funds for the Interfaith Community Clinic, the only clinic that provides medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured for all of Montgomery County. Since inception, the Women Empowering Women luncheons have raised over 1.1 MIL for healthcare services for individuals in our community with no medical coverage. The ICC opened in 1996 and is the epitome of neighbors helping neighbors, with approximately 90% of the services performed by licensed professionals volunteering their time. The clinic serves over 10,000 patients annually through the support of generous donors, volunteers and the Women Empowering Women luncheon proceeds.

Photo credit: Derrick Bryant and Jen McDonald

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