About Our Chapter
Hello, my name is Kimberly and I am the managing leader of Chicktime, Katy. I started with this chapter, in 2018. It was to be an outreach for my church members. From the moment I came to the very first workshop, I knew I needed to be a part of this family.
Chicktime is about sisterhood. Ultimately, we are building and strengthening bonds with women of diverse backgrounds. That saying, “Empowered Women, Empower Women”, is the desire for Chicktime Katy. It is important to encourage our youth that we partner with at The Krause House Center, but just as important to encourage each other to continue to do God’s purpose for our life, which is to give love. He has given us all special gifts and we cannot be selfish to keep them to ourselves.
We partner with the Krause House, at least monthly for workshops. This facility is staffed with amazing women, who provide excellent care for young women. We partner with them, to give of ourselves, with things they need, and time desire. Most times, that’s all someone needs to feel cared about and loved. You never know how much a smile or a little conversation, can brighten up someone’s life or lift their spirits.
I moved from Co-leader to Managing leader in 2020. It is my pleasure to take on this role, because I believe in Chicktime and the mission to bring joy and healing to the young women. Every month we showcase an amazing talent from our lovely volunteers, through a workshop, to spread a little joy. It is my desire to continue building a relationship with The Krause House, grow our volunteer base, shine light in an otherwise dim place, encourage others to give back to their community. “It takes a village”. I believe this wholeheartedly, because you are only as strong as your weakest player. Everyone wins when they know they have a support system. That’s exactly what we are, support.
If you have a desire to be a part of a team, longing to fill the hearts of young ladies, with hope, love, and encouragement, take the time to read about Chicktime and our chapter events. We’d love to have you as a part of our volunteers. I encourage you to select the, “Join a Chapter” link and then click TX- Katy.
Chicktime Katy Managing Leader
From 2016 to 2018, Chicktime Katy was led by Lorena Avillaneda. Lorena is a graduate of University of Houston and it was through Chicktime where she found her passion for our youth and her love for Nonprofits. This newfound passion allowed Lorena to enter a path of self-discovery and purpose. It was no accident that Chicktime and the Krause girls were placed on her path! Working alongside such a wonderful group of women and with an organization that truly values the powerful impact that women create was and is and honor for Lorena. Lorena believed Chicktime allowed her to serve two populations, it first serves the Krause youth, and also serves our volunteers by allowing them to share their God-given abilities and passions with the next generation of women. According to Lorena, this is our chance to look at our Krause youth in the eye and say, “I see you and you matter. You are not invisible.” Today, Lorena serves as a Co-Leader at Chicktime Katy and we are honored to have her as part of the Chicktime family!
Chicktime Katy was re-established in March of 2014 by Sarah Garay. Sarah and her husband pastor a Spanish speaking congregation in Katy, TX. Through Sarah’s work in ministry and in family therapy at the Fort Bend County Women’s Center, she found that role modeling is key to breaking the transgenerational transmission of family violence and sexual abuse Sarah had been praying and searching for ways to expose the precious survivors of trauma to healthy, loving families when she found Chicktime through her daughter, Bethany. Through Bethany’s Child and Family Development studies at Texas State University, she had learned of the Chicktime model and said, “Mom, I think you need to come see this.” Sarah did and the rest is history.