KEY PEOPLE

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GLENDA TAYLOR

Founder/Executive Director

Glenda Watts-Taylor worked for Angelina County serving 26 years, most recently as District Court Coordinator serving under the Honorable Judges Barry Bryan and Paul White. During her tenure with the District Court, Glenda observed hundreds of families torn apart and displaced due to the decisions of others. At the same time, she was aware of children and their families experiencing homelessness within Angelina County schools.  But God.
Glenda developed a heavy burden to help those experiencing homelessness. Glenda reflected on the scripture in Matthew 9:36-38 which admonishes us to demonstrate compassion, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” ESV
Relying on God for direction she founded House of Compassion in 2015. At House of Compassion we are advocates for the homeless. We provide items to meet the immediate needs of the homeless to include clean clothes, toiletry items, blankets, canned goods, water and snacks, and if necessary, short term shelter. We also provide referrals to other agencies in our area to provide further physical, emotional and spiritual support. Our desire is that homelessness is temporary, and families who find themselves in this situation are to develop skills to permanently alleviate their homelessness.
Our vision at House of Compassion is to establish a Transitional Living Center for homeless families and families with children. This is our dream, and one we pray you will support.
Glenda and her husband Jeffrey have been married for 25 years and have four sons together. They are active members of their church, Abundant Life United Methodist Church in Lufkin. Glenda currently serves on the boards of The Pilot Club and Christian Information Service Center and is a member of the Angelina County Executive Directors Forum.

 

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