Nicole Williams’ townhome flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Williams, left, pictured with Eagle’s Trace resident Jane Weaver, works as a home support aide and is among the community’s 220-plus employees impacted by the storm.

The floodwaters were steadily rising in Nicole Williams’ townhome when she called the Texas National Guard for help.

“The water was up to my waist,” says Williams, a home support aide who works at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston. “I knew we needed to evacuate.”

Instructor Dave Brown (left) works with fellow resident Carol Richter during the Draw 4 Joy class at Highland Springs.

When Carol Richter moved to Highland Springs ten years ago, the aspiring artist found herself in a small but companiona

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