Prevention

Activities or programs designed to prevent the incidence of homelessness.

211 - United Way Capital Area

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-use phone number that connects callers anywhere in Texas with health and human service providers in their community.

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AIDS Services of Austin

Services include food and nutrition assistance, a dental clinic, HIV prevention outreach, and legal assistance.

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Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can improves the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services.

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Arc of the Capital Area

Arc of the Capital Area provides services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Austin Tenants' Council

ATC programs focus on housing discrimination, tenant-landlord education and information, and housing repair and rehabilitation.

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Austin Travis County Integral Care

Service Divisions: Adult Behavioral Health, Child & Family Services, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatric Crisis & Jail Diversion

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Caritas of Austin

Caritas operates a food pantry, provides vulnerable individuals with financial assistance, and offers education classes on practical topics. They also have employment assistance.

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Family Eldercare

Family Eldercare provides a range of services for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.

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Front Steps

At the ARCH, homeless men and women are able access a number of basic needs services, including showers, hygiene items, clothing, laundry, lockers, phones, mail, and messaging.

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Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Goodwill provides job-related services for people with barriers to employment each year.

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Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Those in need gather nightly to be served meals of freshly-made sandwiches, fruit, cookies, hard-boiled eggs, etc. from mobile MLF trucks.

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SafePlace

Services include a hotline for crisis support, hospital advocacy, legal advocacy, community education, and counseling services.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, Austin Area Command currently provides comprehensive homeless prevention services to eligible individual veterans and families in the Central Texas area adjacent to the Fort Hood military base.

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Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA)

TRLA provides free legal services to low-income residents of Travis County.

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Short-Term Homelessness – Emergency Shelter

These facilities provide temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless. Most serve specific sub-populations including single adults, families with children, et al.

Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH)

Operated by Front Steps

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Austin Travis County Integral Care

The Inn provides adults recovering from a psychiatric crisis with residential services, medication stabilization, around-the-clock nursing services, psychosocial rehabilitative skills training, case management and group treatment.

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Foundation for the Homeless

Foundation for the Homeless operates a shelter program based on a national model that provides shelter for families experiencing homelessness.

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LifeWorks

LifeWorks Emergency Shelter provides housing, case management and educational support for teenagers (ages 14-17) and older foster youth in emergency need of a safe place to stay.

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SafePlace

Kelly White Family Shelter – emergency shelter for anyone escaping domestic violence.

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The Salvation Army

At the downtown Red Shield Lodge and Social Services Center, men, women, and children in need receive food and safe shelter.

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Short-Term Homelessness – Transitional Housing

The transitional housing facilitates the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing. Homeless persons may live in transitional housing for up to 24 months and receive supportive services such as childcare & job training.

Blackland Community Development Corporation

Blackland Transitional Housing provides 12 months of transitional housing and case management for homeless single or married parents with children.

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Casa Marianella

Provides shelter, food, clothing and information and referrals for recently arrived immigrants.

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LifeWorks

Transitional housing for homeless youth and their children.

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SafePlace

Transitional housing and support services for women and their children that are survivors of domestic violence.

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Saint Louise House

Provides apartment style transitional housing and supportive housing for homeless women with children.

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Family Eldercare

Provides transitional housing with supportive services for elderly people.

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Long-Term Homelessness – Permanent Supportive Housing

Affordable housing with supportive services, designed for persons with disabilities.

Austin Travis County Integral Care
Caritas of Austin
Front Steps
Green Doors
LifeWorks
Saint Louise House

Public Funding Services

City of Austin Health & Human Services
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Housing Authority of Travis County
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Travis County Health & Human Services and Veterans Services