Employee Spotlight

Since joining our team in June, Katie Chapman, a Social Work graduate of Texas Woman’s University, has been a catalyst in strengthening our agency’s mission, vision, and values. Katie’s commitment to our mission is seen through both her actions and the positivity and altruism she carries with her, as well as her steadfast dedication to bettering the lives of the vulnerable populations we serve. Katie not only serves as a Case Manager for our Rapid Rehousing, Transitional Housing, and Street Outreach programs, but is an active change agent within the community through selfless volunteering. Natural leaders like Katie Chapman bring promise to our community’s goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.

Katie Chapman, BSW Case Manager, Street Outreach and Rapid Rehousing

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Employee Spotlight

Compassionate people are at the center of everything we do. Wendy Noble, Coordinated Entry Specialist, exemplifies what it means to have a heart of service. We are lucky to have Wendy on our team as the front-line of our agency. Not only does Wendy contribute to homelessness data in Denton County through the use of Coordinated Entry, Wendy provides a safe and caring space for those that need it most- a place to be heard, a place to be viewed with inherent dignity and worth, a place of hope. Wendy has taken our agency’s mission and turned it into a passion, and compassionate people are at the center of everything we do.

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Servant Leadership

Each one of us could probably give an example of someone who impacted our life in a way that changed how we view ourselves, the world, or both. People who have stopped us in our tracks and held us accountable to live up to our potential. Some might call them role models. I call them game changers. There have been plenty in my own life to be certain, but none so significant as those at Giving Hope.

Wisdom and determination are a powerful combination, and Giving Hope’s Board of Directors have both in abundance. In my many years of community outreach, I have never seen a better example of servant leadership than I have encountered at Giving Hope. Board members, even the executive kind, often times see their involvement in a nonprofit organization as mostly ceremonial, excepting large checks and posing for the grip and grin that makes us all Facebook Famous. This is certainly not the case here at Giving Hope, where day-to-day operations were managed by the most remarkable game changers in all of Texas, Giving Hope’s Board of Directors, as the search for an Executive Director was underway.

It is a privilege to know them and an honor to join them as together we lead the way forward.