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:
are homeless or who are risk of becoming homeless; and
have the ability and the desire to help themselves establish and maintain self-reliance and self-sufficiency
live in Northern Denton County
Dr. Alonzo Peterson
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.
2014 Board of Directors
President Shari Brand Vice President Lethia Fanuiel Secretary Dianne Randolph Treasurer Janet Shelton
Glen Farris Squib
Program Manager Sharell Clay Program Manager Emma Fowler Program Manager Alicia Froidl Outreach Manager Liz Buferd COC Data Support Specialist Roshaun Epperson Intake Associate Ann Sholes Administrative Assistant Rigers Memko Childcare Associate Trevena Royal Social Services Counselor Pauline Farley