Hannah’s Promise Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing affordable housing and supportive services to enable them to achieve and sustain social and financial stability. We want to provide transitional housing for homeless women and children needing help getting on their feet as well as domestic violence victims. HP Inc would like to provide services that help them secure their own permanent housing by providing job training, job search, interview preparation, mental health services, financial services, and childcare. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual or family and are based on their specific situations and goals.

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Meet the Women of Hannah’s Promise

Renata Jackson, Executive Director

As a single mother with two children, Renata knows firsthand how hard life can be without resources. Because she her income was a smidge over the poverty line no help was available to her to help take care of her kids. Its only when she lost her job did she find minimal help through programs like WIC. One month away from homelessness she had no where to turn. Instead, she sacrificed critical developmental time with her children to work multiple jobs while going back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree in accounting without financial or mental support but God.

Through her journey she learned to lean on God and let him work through her. She also vowed that when she was on her feet she will pass along the knowledge and faith she learned with other women struggling to take care of their children. Through the years and currently, Renata is very involved with the community with organizations like Girls ’Inc, The Boys and Girls club, and Minnie’s Pantry, just to name a few.

Shontee Shelton, Marketing/PR

Shontee is an advocate for the voiceless. She has a passion for people especially the less fortunate. Whenever there is a need in her community, she is always available to provide her gifts, talents, and resources. She serves as a mentor to women who are currently incarcerated and acclimating back into society. She served as an advocate for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) where she insured that children placed outside of their homes were getting all their needs met.

Shontee has years of experience as a criminal investigator in the Washington DC area. She was an investigator for Family Services in the Dallas metroplex where she insured the safety of the children and assisted in special events to provide for the children in care. She also has marketing and trade show coordination experience.

LaWanna Scott, Director of Development

LaWanna Scott is a Nacogdoches Texas native who began serving in her community at the young age of 15 as a Top Teen of America, and a student counselor with PAL (Peer Assistance Leadership), where she found her true love for helping those in need. She received her AA in Business Administration at Houston Community College, serving in the Houston area with many nonprofit organizations such as Washington Charities, SEARCH Homeless, Houston Area Women’s Center, United Way, and Catholic Charities.

LaWanna also gives her time to help others by raising money and participating in walk-a-thons such as Susan G Komen Cancer Race for the Cure, NAMI, March of Dimes March for Babies, and the Houston Area Women’s Center Race Against Violence, just to name a few. She is currently a Property and Casualty Insurance Claim Adjuster residing in Dallas Tx who frequently volunteers with The Bridge Homeless Shelter and participates in the annual homeless count with the MDHA (Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance), she is also a member of the NAACP Ft Worth/Tarrant County Chapter.