OUR HISTORY - Crisis Assistance Center, Montgomery County, Conroe, Texas

OUR HISTORY

Pre 1981– Emergency Assistance Association was operated as part of the Conroe Ministerial Alliance.

May 1981– Montgomery County Emergency Assistance , Inc. was incorporated under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act. The initial registered address was 118 S. Main Street, Conroe. the initial Board of Directors was four people:

  • Pat Meeks (Montgomery County United Way)
  • Kathy Pettit (Registered Agent)
  • Micky Deison (County Judge)
  • Jim Putman (Tyson Baptist Association)

June 1981– MCEA Board expanded to 30 members including churches, county government, business people,and  other non-profits. Kathy Pettit was the first Executive Director.

 Churches

  • First Missionary Baptist Church -Conroe
  • First Baptist Church-Conroe (4 members)
  • Northshore Baptist Church
  • St. James Episcopal Church
  • Tyron Baptist Association
  • First United Methodist Church-Conroe
  • Friendship United Methodist Church -Porter

County Government

  • County Judge R.A. Deison, Jr.
  • Burt Bratcher (office of County Judge)
  • Becky Brown (County Planning Dept)

Education

  • CISD Superintendent Jim Amos

Non Profits

  • Karen Driscoll (Operation Santa Claus)
  • Pat Meeks (MCUW)
  • Jackie Pollock (Women Aglow)
  • Red Reynolds (Veteran Services)

Business Leaders

  • Attorney David Crews
  • Don Buckalew (Chevrolet Dealer)
  • Molly Kolb
  • Attorney Steve McClain
  • Dan Mcilhany, DVM
  • Steve McPhetridge (The Woodlands Development Company)
  • Rigby Owen, Jr. (KIKR Radio)

January 1997- MCEA purchased property on McCall Ave. in Conroe and

built existing office building which included space for a retail shop. New facility opened in January 1998. County Judge Alan Sadler announced that MCEA would be the managing agency for the county’s CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funding amounting to $1.7 million/year.

March 1998– Odds and Ends Resale Shop opened, next to office building.

2003– First United Methodist Church -Conroe and April Sound Church have partnered with MCEA as part of their local benevolence.

November 2013-Chad Patterson hired as Executive Director.

November 2015-Name changed to Crisis Assistance Center

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