ACE Hosts ‘Maid’ Author Stephanie Land at 2022 Legacy Awards Luncheon

CONROE, TX – The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is excited about 2022 Legacy Awards speaker Stephanie Land, author of the first best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive at the Friday, April 22, 2022 event at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott. The silent auction and mimosas will begin when guests arrive at 10:30 a.m.

Stephanie Land, author of the first best-selling memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” will be the speaker at the Community Assistance Center Legacy Awards Luncheon on April 22, 2022 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Land’s memoir offers a unique and essential perspective from the front lines of struggle as a single mother navigating the trap of poverty. Land’s unwavering and inspiring testimony exposes the physical, economic and social brutality that domestic workers face, while radiating the hope and resilience of a parent. CAC helps single mothers, families, and homeless communities facing similar challenges every week in Montgomery County.

Maid is one of the most-watched Netflix series starring Margaret Qualley (Leftovers, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, green card) and Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, native son).


Today, Land is a passionate advocate for single mothers and people who have experienced systemic poverty. Land graduated from the University of Montana in 2014 with a degree in English and currently works as an author and speaker. His work has appeared in The New York TimesTthe New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Salon, The Nationand many other outlets, with his second book, To classifywith an expected release in 2022.

The CAC Legacy Luncheon will reward members of the local community who serve as champions for the nonprofit organization by making meaningful contributions to our Montgomery County neighbors in need. The event will honor local leaders, business partners, faith partners, other service organizations and the incredible volunteers who are essential to the organization. Honorees include Legacy Award recipient Scott Perry, Faith Partner recipient The Woodlands Methodist Church, Community Partner recipient Keep Us Fed Montgomery County, and Distinguished Service recipients Mike and Julie Medved.


As one of CAOT’s two annual fundraisers, the Legacy Luncheon continues to be an inspiring event celebrating service to our community and generating funds to support the many programs and services provided by the organization. Proceeds from this special event will support CAC’s basic needs programs, financial assistance and case management services, which focus on long-term solutions and the promotion of self-sufficiency for individuals and families everywhere. Montgomery County who are going through times of crisis. Tickets are available at Further information about this event or the CAC can be found by contacting Courtney Frost, Development Coordinator, by phone at 936-494-4407 or by email at [email protected]

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Community Assistance Center is a non-profit social service agency that provides resources to meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in Montgomery County. CAC provides case management and support services such as food, clothing, emergency shelter, rental and mortgage assistance, utilities, and education to promote self-reliance. During its last fiscal year, CAC provided services to more than 22,563 Montgomery County residents through its various programs and services.

In times of uncertainty, the Community Assistance Center (CAC) is a beacon of hope in the community. In Montgomery County, 10% of county residents are below the federal poverty line, and 22% of residents are identified as Working Limited, Limited Income, and Employed (ALICE), meaning families have an income above the federal poverty level, but not high enough to afford basic household necessities. Year-to-date, CAC has provided more than 3,418 units of service with an expense value of $404,451.99 and $284,175 in financial assistance to Montgomery County residents struggling with the financial crisis. Follow CAC’s Facebook page, and their website to learn more about CAC at


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