St. Michael is a founding member of The Amazing Place Memory Care Day Center celebrating 16 years of serving senior Houstonians.
Amazing Place, originally known as the Seniors Place until Fall 2009, launched its mission in a converted classroom at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in 1996 with three staff members serving three participants. The organization remains true to its original mission – serving adults with early stage memory loss and their care-giving families.
As the number of participants grew, Amazing Place relocated in 2000 to a small building at 2714 Joanel Street. Eventually growing to a staff of 14 employees and 45 participants per week, they launched the Building for Generations Campaign in 2007 to prepare for the increasing number of adults with early stage Alzheimer's or related dementia. The $7.2 million campaign allowed the organization to build a new state-of-the-art facility at 3735 Drexel Drive which was ready for occupancy in the spring of 2010. The new building was designed to expand service to the community threefold, establish an endowment to help offset future operating costs, and build a scholarship fund to provide assistance to those participants with financial need.
The St. Michael representatives from the parish are: Juile De La Torre and John Graml.
For volunteer opportunities and to learn more http://www.amazingplacehouston.org/