Interim Executive Director
Lauren is TCHC’s Interim Executive Director and works to further community engagement and help our community reimagine what a place to call home can look like. Lauren works hard to get people to understand that homelessness is something that happens to people and not something that defines them. Her passion lies in programs addressing homelessness and poverty and she is certain that we can figure this out. Lauren is a proud social worker who bleeds purple, but may also have a touch of burnt orange in her as well. When she’s not working to end homelessness, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, traveling as much as possible, and cheering the Frogs on at every opportunity.
Director of CoC Operations
Anthony is the Director of CoC Operations and has designed and managed database systems for nonprofits for more than 10 years. Anthony implemented ETO for TCHC in 2011, and has extensive experience with local, state and federal funding sources including HUD grant programs such as SHP, ESG and HPRP, all of which aim to prevent and end homelessness. When Anthony is not solving the world’s problems with data, he like longs walks on the beach, star gazing and giving sarcastic answers to personal things that he likes to do.
Information Services Manager
Bambi is the TCHC Information Services Manager. She works closely with TCHC’s Assessors, ensuring that processes at the entry points of homelessness are streamlined and work well and our community’s data gives valuable insights to providing services. When she’s not streamlining and working with data, Bambi loves to read and enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
Charlotte is TCHC’s Mobile Navigator/Assessor. She assesses people who are experiencing homelessness for housing and employability and gets them linked to appropriate resources. Charlotte is mobile, which allows her to really meet people where they are. When she is not working to end homelessness, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her cat and travelling.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
David is TCHC’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator and he ensures the message and brand of our organization stays consistent and impactful. He is passionate about communicating the stories of those experiencing homelessness in our community and works hard to foster a greater understanding of the issues surrounding of homelessness. David is proud to call himself a Baylor Bear and an SMU Mustang. Apart from his every day here at TCHC, he enjoys the great outdoors and anything involving new experiences.
Joel is the scan card guy at TCHC. He makes scan cards so clients can access services at the local shelters and assessments to make sure clients are on the housing list. When he’s not helping clients access services, he likes to go camping with friends and family. He works in the nonprofit field because many years ago his dad told him to be a giver not a taker. Joel feels he’s lived a privileged life, and it is his duty to give back to the community.
CoC Planning Coordinator
Katie is one of the CoC Planning Coordinators at TCHC. She assists with the monitoring and evaluation of housing programs, data analysis, and policy research. She loves working with people and advocating on behalf of those who aren’t given the opportunity to do so. She believes all people have value and deserve a safe environment to thrive and live a happy life. In her free time, she enjoys meeting new people, volunteering, and watching lots and lots of Netflix.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Kayla is TCHC’s Community Engagement Coordinator and works hard to ensure that there is constant awareness surrounding the topic of homelessness through special events, fundraising, volunteering, and overall community engagement. She is passionate about making sure that the voices of those experiencing homelessness, and those serving them in our community, never go unheard. Kayla is a proud ACU Wildcat with a love for all things Fort Worth. In her free time, she loves finding new coffee shops, reading a good book, and experiencing new places and people around the world.
CoC Operations Manager
Nathan is our CoC Operations Manager at TCHC and is responsible for helping quickly and accurately match people to housing that best meets their needs. He works extensively with our community partners and primarily focuses on streamlining the coordinated entry process and maximizing diversion and rapid exit programs. When he’s not working to improve system services, Nathan enjoys listening to Pod-casts, reading books and engaging in community actions related to the issues of social justice and poverty. He also loves playing baseball in an independent adult baseball league. An avid outdoorsman, Nathan enjoys backpacking, canoeing, hunting, rock climbing and romping through the woods with his two dogs.
CoC Planning Coordinator
Shannon is one of the CoC Planning Coordinators and makes sure all of our community trainings, general meetings, and Boot Camp are in order and go well. She also co-facilitates the Consumer Council and partners on agency performance reviews and got into nonprofit work because she finds joy in helping others. When she’s not ensuring that everyone in our continuum is trained up, she enjoys working out, hiking, camping, indoor rock climbing, and anything else that is adventurous and outside.
Business Support Service Manager
Stella is TCHC’s Administrative Coordinator and does a whole lot of everything to keep everyone at TCHC rolling along in their jobs, providing support by organizing and facilitating meetings, keeping track of financial matters, and pretty much assisting in any capacity. She got into nonprofit work because she enjoys being around people and organizations who aren’t scared to do something different to make change. When she’s not keeping things running at TCHC, Stella enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, music, shopping, binge watching Netflix, seeing the latest movies, trying new things, meeting new people and keeping up with the latest dance moves.
Stephen works on the TCHC Helpline as a Housing Assessor. He provides resources for our local community and links both clients and partner agencies with services. Stephen has been volunteering in Tarrant County homeless prevention for several years while he previously worked in job development and fatherhood initiatives. When he is not trying to start ripples of hope with neighbors, he explores Fort Worth’s uniqueness, loves to cook, reads anything, hikes whenever and wherever he can and takes in local theater.
Teimesha works on the TCHC Helpline as a Housing Assessor and Navigator. She provides resources for our local community, linking both clients and partner agencies with services and assisting people in finding housing. Teimesha is inspired by the kindness of others and believes it can be very contagious if you let it. In her spare time, Teimesha loves to read, bake, cook, craft, play bingo and anything else that she can do with her family.
Yolanda is a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) member serving to assist in the establishment of the Landlord Engagement program. Passionate about doing her part in eradicating homelessness, she is excited about the program’s ability to increase the availability of property options for those exiting homelessness. A Retired Navy Veteran from Virginia Beach, Yolanda is a true lover of people and prides herself as being labeled as “one who has never met a stranger”. She enjoys church, traveling to other countries, running 5Ks, strolling local art museums, and getting into other shenanigans with her Min-Pin Fabien.
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