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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 Board of Directors

President                                      Kathryn Langley
Vice President                             Margaret Dawson
Secretary                                      Dianne Randolph
Treasurer                                     Janet Shelton
                                                      Michael Pirtle
Kimberly Sudderth
Desiree Padron
Hunter Sargent
Rev. Christy Thomas
Julie Martinez
Randi Skinner
Glen Farris
Debbie Knabe
Advisory Board
Shari Brand - Chair
Allen Chick


Sr. Program Manager        Sharell Clay
Program Manager              Emma Fowler
Sr. Program Manager        Pauline Jemison
Outreach Manager                    Liz Emerson
Program Manager                     Roshaun Epperson
Intake Specialist                   Valla Jones
Assistant to Executive Director Trevena Royal
Administrative Assistant
Summer Graham



Career Opportunities:

Giving HOPE, Inc. positions coming soon.