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Who We Are

The mission of Giving HOPE Inc. is to give a hand up to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness through advocacy, community collaboration, and rental assistance.

Giving HOPE, Inc. assists people who:


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Executive Director

Dr. Alonzo Peterson

Executive Director

Dr. Alonzo Peterson is the Executive Director of Giving Hope Inc. Alonzo joined the organization in January 2013 with twelve years of experience in the non-profit sector. Alonzo is the former Executive Director of the Denton County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and helped the organization develop its first statewide volunteer program. Alonzo served as the Community Affairs Director for Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and helped the organization manage and launch its 24 hour homeless service center, The Bridge. Alonzo was also a site director for the federal crime reduction program Weed and Seed.

2015-2016 Board of Directors

Kathryn Langley
Vice President
Margaret Dawson
Dianne Randolph
Janet Shelton
Advisory Chair
Shari Brand



Michael Pirtle

Kimberly Sudderth
Desiree Padron
Hunter Sargent
Rev. Christy Thomas
Debbie Knabe
Cher Thornton
Cynthia Harris
Mark Courts



Sr. Program Manager
Sharell Clay
Sr. Program Manager
Pauline Jemison
Outreach Manager
Liz Emerson
Housing Navigator
Valla Jones
Transitional Housing Program Associate
Ryan Holland
Assistant to the Executive Director
Trevena Royal
Administrative Assistant
Summer Graham

Volunteer Coordinator
Kellie Culberson


Veterans Associate
John Orsak





Career Opportunities:

Data Analysis Program Manager
Transition Housing Program Manager
Resource Development Associate (VISTA)


Send all resumes to alonzo.peterson@hopeincdenton.com.