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Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court. It involves an independent third party – a mediator – who helps both sides come to an agreement…


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Sharon Bayus is the founder, President and CEO of Innovative Alternatives, Inc., a nonprofit agency that serves our community through mediation and counseling programs.

Sharon Bayus

CEO, IA, Inc.

Janet served as undergraduate and graduate faculty at major universities and colleges for 20 years. She directed a nonprofit management program that was a joint project between the Freeman School of Business and the Graduate School at Tulane in New Orleans.

Janet Harreld

Vice President, IA, Inc.

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Innovative Alternatives, Inc.

1335 Regents Park Dr #240, Houston, TX 77058


Barker-Ripley Neighborhood Center

Barker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
6500 Rookin
Houston, TX 77074

Conversando Entre Amigas

Conversando Entre Amigas
7037 Capitol Street
Houston, TX 77011
(832) 395-3437

Community Family Centers

Community Family Centers
7524 Avenue E
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 923-2316

Baytown Police Department

Baytown Police Department
3200 North Main Street
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 422-8371

Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center

Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center
720 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

Project Joy and Hope & Bayshore Towers

Project Joy and Hope & Bayshore Towers
3215 Tulip Street
Pasadena, TX 77504
(832) 779-9499

Bay Area Turning Point

Bay Area Turning Point
210 South Walnut Street
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 338-7600

Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Lighthouse Christian Ministries
800 Grand Avenue
Bacliff, TX 77518
(281) 339-3033

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese
712 5th Ave North
Texas City, TX 77590
(713) 526-4611

The Children's Center

The Children’s Center
2127 Avenue M
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 621-1228

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