REFERRALS             ( updated July 2016 )


First Call for Help : 211 or  512-973-9203

A free, bilingual information and referral service that provides information about food, clothing, housing, child and youth services, job placement assistance, education, recreation, support groups and other programs and services.




VA  7901  Metroplis Dr)  78744   512-823-4100

Outpatient Clinic: For primary healthcare, specialty care and hospitalization  Contact Andrew Miller

Transitional housing for single veterans.


Green Doors   512-469-9130   1503 So IH35

Housing First– Transitional, affordable, permanent housing.


Strike Force  Help with VA benefit claim, denial or appeal, call 254-299-9950.   See for even more resources and links.   877-4AID-VET


Center Point Texas Veterans Program 512-297-2990 outreach, assessment of needs, vocational readiness training, housing assistance, job placement and referrals to job skills training programs for homeless Veterans . 2101 S. Interstate 35 Suite 219  Austin, TX 78741




Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) 500 E 7th St. 512-305-4100  This day resource center/night shelter provides bathrooms, showers, bus tickets, coffee, emergency clothing, first aid and hygiene supplies, laundry facilities, lockers, mailboxes, message posting, referrals and telephone.


Salvation Army 501 E. 8th St., 512-476-1111

The Downtown Shelter  and Social Service Center is a 242-bed multi-population shelter accommodating single women, single men and families with children.

Also Safe Sleep for Single Women Program. 5:30pm  Sleep on a mat.  See pg 3.


Trinity Center   304 E. 7th St,   Front desk: 512-610-3542   Case Management: 512-610-3553  Day resource center, phone, computers, breakfast and coffee, women’s clothing closet, direct assistance, reading glasses, I.D., long distance calls.  Sunday Worship followed by meal.

Hrs: Mon & Tues 9:30-1 (women only); W – F  9:30-1 PM; Sunday 2:45 – 4:30.  Every other Sunday: C.D. Doyle Free Healthcare Clinic 2-5PM, side entrance.   Wednesday 9am-Bus pass lottery.          Wed 1-3PM Challenger Paper meeting-Please knock.  Tues and Thurs – Art Class


Foundation for the Homeless  Call for locations,

512-453-6570   Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) offers a 90-day shelter stay to homeless families with children as they work toward self-sufficiency. Long-term case management services are offered to all families residing in IHN. Supportive services are offered through the Passages case management program.


Community Partnership for the Homeless

Call for locations, 512-469-9130   Transitional housing for single male and female veterans.  Affordable rental housing for homeless disabled single parents & their children. .


Casa Marianella  821 Gunter St., 512-385-5571

shelter, food & programs for recently arrived immigrants from all foreign countries. English class, legal services & potential housing.


Safe Haven   500 East 7th Street  512-305-4129

MHMR shelter for homeless mentally Ill.  Must go through

ACCESS; call or visit during walk-in hours at the ARCH, 9am – 10:30am  Wed & Fri


Family Eldercare    Call for locations, 512-450-0844

Outreach and in-home care for those over 60 years old.


Safe Place  Call for locations, 512-267-SAFE (7233)    Emergency shelter, counseling, transitional housing and case managers for women escaping domestic & sexual violence.  children & men also accepted.


Victory Temple (Outcry in the Barrio)  2300 Canterbury,

512-480-9628   Pastor: David Perez  6 mo housing program focused around bible study. Food, lodging & clothing offered. The first 5 mo are centered around religious education/participants are not assisted in getting jobs or outside housing.


STREET YOUTH DROP-IN Micah 6    Sun. 2-6 PM

U.B.C. 23th & San Antonio        For 30 & younger

Computers, games, just a place outside of the weather. Great meal  4:30 PM




Brackenridge Hospital   512-324-7000  601 E. 15th St.,

911 Emergency care.


ARCH Clinic-Health Care for the Homeless Project

500 E. 7th St., 512-972-4850, Open Monday – Friday 8-12 and 1-5 pm. Appts only Mon – Thurs from 1- 5pm.  Friday’s are by appt only.  Women’s Morning every Wednesday


MAP cards         512-978-8130         1213 N IH35

Mon. – Fri. 8am or 1 pm  Homeless get right in.

Screening and enrollment done on a walk in basis. appts preferred. Full coverage medical services with reduced or no copay. Must meet a set criteria.


Rosewood-Zaragosa Clinic (main office)

2802 Weberville Road,  512-978-9400

1111 E. Cesar Chavez (downtown area)


VA Outpatient Clinic

7901 Metroplis Dr)  78744   ? 512-389-7104

For primary healthcare, specialty care and hospitalization

Contact Andrew Miller


RBJ Dental Clinic

15 Waller St., 512-978-9895  You must go through MAP (Medical Assistance Program) to find out your eligibility – there is a sliding scale for emergency services.


Tuberculosis Elimination Clinic  15 Waller St.,   TB testing.


Fighting cancer alone?  The Care Communities.  Fighting a serious illness without a strong support system? You don’t have to be alone. The Care Communities recruits and trains volunteers to provide emotional and domestic support to those affected by serious illness, including cancer and HIV. 512-459-5883


Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic  (wait in line or appt)

4911 Harmon Av  78751     512-477-2319

Emergency dental care for people who are working and don’t qualify for city, state, or federal programs.


STD Clinic   15 Waller St., 512-972-543O

not anonymous but confidential STD testing. Must have photo ID.


AIDS Services of Austin   7215 Cameron Rd.,

512-458-2437  case management, testing, & a variety of financial services available.  The Jack Sansing Dental Clinic is a part of AIDS services of Austin and operates on a sliding scale for all HIV positive clients.



ARCH  500 East 7th St., 512-478-5644

For homeless mentally ill.  Walk-in hours are 9am – 10:30am  Wed & Fri; or you may call them and an outreach worker will come to you.


Hotline to Help

Call for locations, 512-472-4357  (HELP)

This MHMR hotline will deal with any mental health crisis, including suicide prevention, 24 hours per day.


Psychiatric Emergency Service

56 East Ave., Bldg. 633, 512-472-HELP  (4357)

Call if you or someone you know is about to harm themselves or someone else.




Texas Dept. of Human Services

Moved to Capital Plaza  512-929-7330

Women, infants & Children (WIC)

Call for closest location, 1-800-942-3678




VA  7901  Metroplis Dr)  78744   ? 512-389-7104

Transitional housing for single veterans.


Blackland Community Development Corp.

2005 Salina St., ? 512-972-7595

Transitional housing for families and single persons.


American Youth Works 216 E. 4th St. ? 512-472-3395

High School Diploma Program, ages 16-20 Also has a first-time home buyer program.


Green Doors   512-469-9130   1503 So IH35

Housing First–Transitional, affordable, permanent housing.


Austin Housing Authority  1124 S. IH-35 ATX, 78704.  512-477-4488  6 month to 2 year; waiting list depends heavily on individual circumstance.


Travis County Housing Authority 2200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. 512-480-8245 Similar to Austin Housing Authority.


Foundation Communities

3036 South First, Suite 200, 78704, 512-447-2026 Affordable housing for families of low to moderate income.


Texas Low-Income Housing Information Service

1100 E. 8th St., ?512-469-9802   This is not a housing program, but rather an information service.  They may be able to answer your questions about other operations.




ReEntry of Caritas   611 Neches St. 512-479-4610 ext. 240

Case management for single adult homeless individuals. Housing and other supportive services available for motivated individuals.



Social Security   1029 Camino LaCosta      1-866-627-6991



Legal Aid for the Homeless   500 E. 7th Street            Richard R. Troxell

512-374-2742   Civil legal advice. Sign-up Thurs 1PM at ARCH


UT Criminal Defense  512-232-1300  for misdemeanor offenses in Travis County. Income requirements.


VETS: Help with VA benefit claim, denial or appeal, call the Strike Force at 254-299-9950.   See for even more resources and links.   877-4AID-VET


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Austin Baptist Chapel (Angel House)  908 Cesar Chavez

Every day  11 am – 12:30 pm  Coffee, 9:30 am; Sunday services


Caritas of Austin   501 E. 7th St., 512-472-4135

M – F   11 am – 12:30 pm   Sat 11 am – 1 pm    Sunday 3:30 pm


Foundation for the Homeless

1301 Lavaca St. (First United Methodist-Family Life Center)  Feed My People, . Hot breakfast every Tuesday and Thursday; doors open at 5:15 am, food is served at 6:00 am. Other services include showers and hygiene products, haircuts (most Tuesdays), and eye glass referrals (most Tuesdays).


Salvation Army 501 E. 8th St. 512-476-1111 Daily meal 4:30-4:45pm The Downtown Shelter  and Social Service Center is a 242-bed multi-population shelter accommodating single women, single men and families with children.


University Baptist Church  405 W. 22nd St.,  512-478-8559   God’s Family Dinner in sanctuary building  2130 Guadalupe St, enter through alley entrance.

Food pantry: Thurs 5:30 – 6:30 pm,  Sat from 10:30 – 11:30 am.  Sundays at 2 PM Micah 6 Street Youth Drop-in Center 2107 San Antonio St (right behind the sanctuary building).


University United Methodist Church   2409 Guadalupe

Saturday 11 am – 12 pm  Clothing closet: 9:30 am – 11:00 am


Food Not Bombs   Sat 4-6 pm, at A.R.C.H.  Vegan menu


University Ave. Church of Christ   University Ave. @  MLK

512-476-6088   Temporally closed



Dept. of Public Safety  1500 No. Congress

Renewals & duplicates only


Bureau of Vital Statistics   1111 E. Cesar Chavez, 512-972-5400   Austin/Travis County Health Department -Texas birth certificates





*****Really Really Free Market – free clothing! 

Last Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m., 

Chestnut Community Park  2207 E. 16th St. 

1000’s of free clothes! All styles, sizes and seasons.


Donate men’s dress clothes to


Victory Outreach men’s home.  You can call David Escalera at 512-762-6251     78744


Disability Rights Texas


Central Tx Regional Office  2222 West Braker Lane Austin, TX 78758   (512) 454-4816  (formerly Advocacy, Inc)  QNB Savings  for help with electricity.  (800) 252-9108


H.A.N.D.   1640 B East 2nd, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78702   512.477.3796




Needle Exchange   Austin Harm Reduction Coalition  P.O. Box 13482   Austin, Texas 78711  Email:   Voicemail: 512-374-4470

Father Joe’s has a food bank every 2 weeks,  at the Parsonage  on Euclid behind St Ignatius Church  at  Congress & Oltorf.  Open Mon – Thurs  9am to  1pm


FreeStore Austin 

1717 E. 12th Street Austin, TX 78702

FreeStore provides Clothing & Household Goods

Requirements: A Name

Shopping days: Tues, Thurs & Sat 10 am. – 1pm


Loaves and Fishes  27th & Whitis St.  Tues 7-10 am

Breakfast.  Assistance with rent, utilities, ID’s, bus passes, HEB cards. Get in line at 6 am


Free haircuts


at the Feed My People Breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  The breakfast is at First United Methodist Church downtown at 13th and Lavaca.   It is held upstairs in the Family Life Center.  Doors open at 5am and haircuts are available as long as a volunteer is there to do them.


Supercuts Training Academy

7801 N. Lamar Blvd  512 481-8900

Free haircuts by trainees  Call ahead for days/times.  Generally Tues-Fri


Ron King Academy 

512-596-5000  Free haircut but tips expected.  Call ahead for days/times


Wanna Speak at City Council?

Citizen  communication

3 min   thursdays



Nat’l sex assault HOTLINE  1-800-656-hope


Free Health Screenings

Every Tuesday from 11am-1pm at Terrazas Branch Library. Tests relating to blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose are being conducted and referrals to other services as needed.


Don’t Freeze Nite Shelter Call ARCH 350-ICEE

Below 32” or Wet & 40’.  By 5pm at ARCH

 Ages 10-23  Call 735-2300


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