As the pastor of a church in Katy, Texas, I wanted my congregation to help our community in a practical way. Homelessness is an ever present problem that haunts us at every major intersection. A few years ago we started giving a large portion of our cash offering each month to Hope Impacts. We have partnered with them in helping do events to feed the homeless, collect items like sleeping bags and other items, provided worship services and Bible teaching, and prayer. We want to do what we can because Hope Impacts is making a big difference in many individual lives. They are truly an example of what the love of Christ looks like in the real world.
Hope Impacts truly embodies its mission. Tina, and her staff, work tirelessly to be the voice of the homeless community in and around the Katy area. Each week, you can find the Hope Impacts staff and volunteers providing services to its clients and ensuring that their needs are met no matter the challenges they face because of homelessness. I am blessed to be a part of the Hope Impacts team!
I was fortunate enough to learn about this ministry through a friend who shared the same passion as I did in wanting to help those less fortunate than myself. My first meeting with Tina was amazing, as we began to share grandiose ideas about building communities to help our street friends, we laughed, smiled and it was then that my journey with Hope Impacts began. Since that faithful meeting in the summer of 2017, I have been blessed to work alongside Tina and the staff at Hope Impacts and have watched this organization perform miracle after miracle, changing the lives of countless people. Loving others when no else would. There are a lot of great organizations out there that I have been part of, but Hope Impacts truly fills the void that either others cannot or choose to not fill. Hope Impacts is the hands of feet of Jesus.
Tina Hatcher and Hope Impacts are a treasure to our community. Tina leads Hope Impacts to compassionately move in the direction of people in need. As a result, Tina and her team are making a difference in the lives of those who are so easily overlooked.
I watched Tina in action during Hurricane Harvey and was inspired to write about her on my blog. I entitled the post Hero to the Homeless. https://gobeyond.blog/2017/09/03/hero-to-the-homeless/
I remain grateful for Tina and Hope Impacts and all they do to serve the least of these in our community.
Omar C. Garcia
Kingsland Baptist Church
Hope Impacts and its team have been the hands and feet of Jesus in Katy for many less fortunate folks. Through their day to day operations, weekly and monthly outreach services and the inspiring, passion-driven emergency efforts (such as staying open 24-7 during Hurricane Harvey and bringing homeless into a make-shift shelter), Hope Impacts has provided help and hope for many. Thankful for the work they do!
I am a Pastor in the Katy, TX area and have partnered with Hope Impacts numerous times. They do an incredible job of reaching the community's needs and doing it with excellence and passion. Our church is pleased to continuously support them financially and i would encourage you and your organization to partner with them as well, whether that be through projects or financial support.
I came to know Hope Impacts through a connection with my church. We helped them host a Christmas feast and party for the homeless in the community. It is now an annual tradition.
Not only did Tina make certain each person got a gift - she took them for showers beforehand and had hairdressers there to do haircuts. The biggest lesson I have learned with volunteering at Hope Impacts - and helping out in the office for a season, is that the homeless like everyone else need community, respect, and hope. Each one has a story, choices, and dreams. If they want to make changes and grow Hope impacts walks with them as they make a transition back to self sufficiency and self worth. The reason the homeless trust Hope Impacts is because the assistance given is done by sharing face to face. Prayers are always offered, and genuine love is rare for them. Hope Impacts has made a great difference in our Community - we are better because Tina saw these people as souls that need love.
I am a self-employed businessman and father and the Coronavirus has basically put me out of business. That said with no financial assistance from any venue to date I was at the end of my rope on how to feed my kids and reached out to Tina from Hope Impacts. She immediately responded with several resources which was amazing her ability to connect people with their needs in the time of disaster is unparalleled. Much to my dismay both those places were out of food items by the time I got there which was my fault for not being early but even more kudos to Tina she continue to communicate with me and find out my needs and between she and another of her contacts was able to provide my kids and I with over a weeks worth of food. I can't say enough about the power of the mission of Hope Impacts and their positive effects on my family and our community. I pray the Lord will continue to bless their ministry as they and HE has blessed me!
Hope Impacts continues to make an amazing difference in people’s lives. I’ve learned so much and have greater empathy and understanding for people that are served. Hope Impacts invests in and advocates for each person that seeks help to meet their immediate and long term needs while engaging / training the community to love and help in the correct ways. Hope Impacts also connects with and encourages other ministries in the community so that all of them can make the greatest impact.
As a founder of another nonprofit in the community, I can tell you that this is a well-respected, quality organization. I have worked with them in various capacities, and what stands out is their HEART. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and serve in an incarnations way.
The leadership goes above and beyond to serve their clients, and the invitation to join them in serving those experiencing homelessness is consistent and meaningful.