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 www.tvc.state.tx.us 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
MEDICAL, DENTAL, MENTAL HEALTH
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.
FOOD STAMPS, HUMAN SERVICES, MEDICAID
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.
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 CARDS, DISABILITY BENEFITS
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 www.tvc.state.tx.us for even more resources and links. 877-4AID-VET
TX Pie Kitchen.org is open again
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
TEXAS ID’S & BIRTH CERTIFICATES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HUMAN TRAFFICING http:stopthetrafficking.org
Needle Exchange Austin Harm Reduction Coalition P.O. Box 13482 Austin, Texas 78711 Email: email@example.com 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
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
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?
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 Micah6austin.org
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