WHO We Are
In 2014, a group of pastors and community leaders came together to address the need of family services in the Fulshear-Simonton areas. As a result, a new organization was formed called Family Hope to be a place of COMPASSION and TRANSFORMATION for the community of Fulshear and Simonton in Fort Bend County.
Transforming hurting people into healthy families through the hope of God.
OUR VALUES (WHY we serve)
HOPE not hopeless. (Through the power of Christ, we have hope.)
UNIFIED not separate. (We are connected to each other.)
WHOLE not broken. (God desires the broken and hurting to be made whole.)
OUR STRATEGY (HOW we serve)
ASSIST - offering help with food in moments of crisis. (Food Fair)
EQUIP - offering resources to identify, leverage and develop community assets to help people improve their lives. (Tutoring, counseling, educational events)
SERVE - offering a place to serve our neighbors and connect with resources and organizations to impact the communities.
Examples of those who BENEFIT from Family Hope:
A single mom, a senior or family needs additional food to supplement income
A person seeking a job attends an employment seminar
A couple with anger issues and marital conflict comes for counseling
A family unable to control its debt attends a Financial Management seminar
A young boy or girl facing declining grades comes for tutoring
A young adult growing up in poverty develops a plan with a counselor for a job and educational plan
Dr. Dale Olson, Executive Director
Over 30 years leading organizations to impact lives and building healthier communities. Dale’s bridge-making style partners with resources throughout Fort Bend County to help improve lives. He has experience in counseling, education, family dynamics, conflict management, and has compassion for people in all economic levels. “I believe Fulshear and Simonton are better communities because of the voice and caring hands of Family Hope.”
Cristina Ledezma, Caseworker
Cristina is happily married and the proud mother of four beautiful children. “I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but moved to Texas in the summer of 2012. I am loving this weather but have to admit that I miss experiencing the “White Christmas’s. I have a passion for helping others and am excited to be a case worker for Family Hope. I am really looking forward in helping and assisting the families and communities of Fulshear, Simonton, and northern Richmond.”