At Longview Dream Center our mission is to unite the time, talents and treasures of organizations while serving those in our community that are in need or in crisis.


Our Vision

The Longview Dream Center exists to provide basic needs to the people of Longview and the greater East Texas region.

Our Board


Thomas McDaniels

Thomas McDaniels

Founder and President

Thomas is the Founder and CEO of the Longview Dream Center in Longview, Texas. Thomas has been serving people in East Texas for over 30 years. 8 years ago he started LifeSource Food Assistance in a local church and has fed thousands of families for many years. Thomas received the 2014 Humanitarian Award for Gregg County and is known for his compassion and service to others. Thomas is a proud Dad of three sons and the husband of Charlotte McDaniels, his wife of over 30 years.

Shonna Barlow

Shonna Barlow

Executive Director

Shonna Barlow serves as the Executive Director for the Longview Dream Center. Shonna spent the beginning of her career working for local businesses in administrative and accounting positions. She joined our team after serving as a full-time volunteer for over 6 months. Shonna decided to follow her dreams and pursue her career in the non-profit world, where her heart is…serving others!

Shonna grew up in Carthage, Texas and graduated from high school at 16 years old. Two years later, she graduated from Panola College with an Associate of Science degree and completed her education at The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She moved to Longview in 1997, where she met and married the love of her life, Judson. Judd and Shonna made their home in White Oak, Texas where they raise their two children, Logan and Lily. Shonna spends her spare time with her family, friends and beloved pets. She has a personal calling to give back to her community by loving and serving those who are in need.