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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.



Sr. Program Manager
Sharell Clay
Associate Director of Housing
Pauline Jemison
Resource Development Associate (VISTA)
Daisy Martinez
Administrative Assistant
Emma K. Kennedy
Assistant to the Executive Director
Debbie Kelley
Volunteer Coordinator
Kellie Culberson
Veterans Associate
John Orsak
Housing Navigator
Tyheshia Scott


Advisory Board Co-Chair

Shari Brand


Advisory Board Co-Chair

Dianne Randolph



Board Officers

Margaret Dawson
Cynthia Harris
Hunter Sargent
Janet Shelton


Board Members

Kathy Langley
Cher Thornton
Mark Courts
Desiree Padron
Eileen Hall
Gary Wood
Jean Bush
Stephanie Siddle