Building hope for the future, Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center supporters joined together recently to break ground for the $1.2 million remodeling project of the former shelter, along with the counseling and resource center on February 28, 2011. When finished, the expansion will support the 25 percent increase in demand for victim services. Front row from left to right: HCWC Executive Director Marla Johnson, project contractor Scott Maupin, Hays County Commissioner Ray Whisenant, project architect Michael Wills, HCWC Board President Alice Lochman, Building Hope Campaign Chair Cindy McCoy, former Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Hays County Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe, donor Hunter W. Henry, Jr., Building Committee Chair Don Lee and former board member Betty Banks. Second row left to right: San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Mitzi Benton, board members Elizabeth Clark and Carolyn Liner, San Marcos Police Detective Kathy Msiaszek, donors Shannon Fitzpatrick and Ron Bowden, Roxanne’s House Program Director Melissa Rodriguez, donor Patrick W. Price, Board Members Milena Christopher, Marsha Moore, Sarah Brandon and HCWC Community Partnerships Coordinator Linda Volden. Third row from left: HCWC Board Member Carolyn Pate, HCWC Director of Programs Elva Gonzalez, Forensic Interviewer Nancy Garza, Children’s Counselor Stephanie Watts, Board Member Karen Cochran, and Luling Chief of Police Bill Sala.