Preston Witt

Preston Witt
Preston Witt has spent the last 16 years working in community-based programs and interventions, but before that he spent 20 years in the corporate world. He was inspired to make that professional change by the passing of a former partner and the compassion they taught him to have for those unseen and disenfranchised by society. Currently serving as the Chief Services Officer for Harmony House, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless in Houston, Witt works to support its mission by planning, developing, and managing client and community projects.

Recognizing that the system can be disappointing and nonfunctioning one, Witt does everything he can to address societal wrongs by connecting the clients he works with to the services that allow them to exit homelessness, manage their mental illness(s), access healthcare, and receive treatment for substance abuse issues. Homelessness is a systemic issue that forces individuals into a vicious cycle many are unable to escape from. Witt’s lifelong goal is to be an advocate for these individuals and help them to exit the trap. He helps them become self-sufficient by “walking with them through their journey.”

The work he does comes from the heart and his fervent desire to minimize the monumental barriers his clients have to overcome to gain access to the critical care and support they need to positively move forward with their lives. His work is an inspiration to us all.