KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 23, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Hope Impacts, a Katy-based nonprofit is seeking help in the new year for their Supper and Showers program. Since Hurricane Harvey and the pandemic, Katy has seen a steady rise in homelessness.
Photo courtesy: Hope Impacts
Hope impacts is a Katy based non-profit focused on giving hope and dignity to locals facing homelessness. It was founded in 2014 by Katy resident, Tina Hatcher who has personal experience in the hardships of situational homelessness.
“We started services because we saw a need,” says Hatcher. “No one is immune to homelessness. Everyone is one crisis away from being homeless.”
Sign Up Online
The online sign up is now open to serve in the organization’s Supper and Showers in 2022. Those who have served previously still need to sign up.
Supper and Showers is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Food arrives at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. It’s goal is to create positive community with the homeless in the Katy area. People can sign up to serve in groups, but group sizes cannot exceed 8 people at a time.
“If you can’t take on a meal, please pass this message on to someone you know that may be interested,” says Hatcher.
Hope Impacts offers many services to the local homeless population and has been responsible for seeing over 200 individuals get off the streets and into better situations.
Be a Blessing to Others in 2022
"Our job is to be a blessing to others because we are richly blessed. To offer others the hope we have, and to walk the journey with them. This is a relational ministry and we value each person and family that walks through our doors," says Tina Hatcher.
Hope impacts currently serves around 135 people in area. That is just who they serve, not an account for the area's homeless population. According to Hope Impacts, over 1,000 children are considered homeless in the Harris County and Fort Bend County areas that they serve.
Learn more about Hope Impacts on their website.