Resources

 Directory            ( updated 10/1/2021 )

Bathrooms:

-Public Restroom 4th & Trinity

-Public Restroom 6th & Brazos

-Portapotti  7th & Trinity

-Portapotti  6th & IH35

-Downtown Austin Community Court / 505 Barton Springs Rd./ 8-5 Monday — Friday

-Libraries

-Near city trails

 

Shower and bathroom:

 

Mon-Sat, 10a -3pm:

Bartholomew Pool

1800 E. 51st St                East

Austin Recreation Center

301 Shoal Creek Blvd       Central

Barton Springs Pool

2131 William Barton Dr     Central

Springwoods Pool

13320 Lyndhurst St.         Northwest

 

Showers:

Monday – Friday – Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center / 8:30AM-11:00AM

Monday – Friday –  7th & I-35 / 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Monday – Friday –  Burnet and Hwy 183 / 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Other Ones Foundation A mobile hygiene truck (showers, sink and toilet,

 

Food 

 

University Presbyterian Church Home Cooked Fridays    Fri 1:30-3pm

 

Angel House / Austin Baptist Chapel sack breakfast from 9:30-10 AM and sack lunches 11 AM-12:30 PM. No inside dining room, no restroom or shower, and no clothing ministry access (except on an extremely limited basis) at this time.

 

Austin Public Health-WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) issuing benefits through the mail. Coordinated over the phone and APH is working to increase staffing. So far, WIC recipients are unable to avail of online purchasing and curbside pick-up.

 

The Neighborhood Centers now have a fully-staffed emergency food helpline at 512-972-5133 and are working with Central Texas Food Bank to provide shelf-stable food. They will also be providing emergency rent and utilities assistance at 512-972-5780  must be under 200% of the FPL.

 

Bread For All: Food Bank   Faith Presbyterian Church at 1314 E Oltorf St,  5-6:30 pm (or until we hit 100 units served. We also sponsor a mobile distribution with the food bank at Parker Lane United Methodist (2105 Parker Lane) the second Tuesday of the month from 9-10am. All are welcome.https://austincitylutherans.org/food/

 

Caritas of Austin: Community Kitchen is serving SACK LUNCHES Monday-Friday 11 AM-12:30 PM. Clients will continue to have access to food from our pantry. Serving clients who are on caseload remotely with case management/housing stability services; and in-person with groceries through our food pantry. The lobby is OPEN M/T/W/Th- 8am-4:45pm and Fri- 8am-11:45am, 1 person at a time to access water, bathrooms, and phones.

 

Central Presbyterian (200 E. 8th, corner of 8th and Brazos) sack meal on Tuesdays  & Thursdays  8-9 am. Mondays (women only).  No restroom access.

 

El Buen Samaritano food pantry will be OPEN Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9-11AM. First come, first served basis. Our bilingual staff is available to assist in both English and Spanish. At this time, we do not require documentation of any kind. If you are an organization seeking food pantry services for your clients, please contact our CEO, Rosamaria Murillo, at rmurillo@elbuen.org

 

First Baptist Austin   Meal Weds 5:45–7pm.

Case management, Resource navigation, Holistic assessments, Emotional support (including spiritual support), Individualized care based on person’s need, New beds to recently housed individuals (as available per budgeted quarter), Household goods (limited supply), Clothing (limited supply), Snack packs & Hygiene items (M-F from 10-3), Monthly resource fairs.

 

Foundation Communities can provide assistance with Health Insurance Marketplace applications by PHONE. To determine eligibility, book an appointment online [https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/yr4hl26q/], leave a voicemail message at 512-381-4520, or email enroll@foundcom.org.

 

Foundation for the Homeless / Feed My People distributing breakfast tacos in paper bags for those seeking a Tuesday/Thursday breakfast. Distribution will be outside on the corner of 13th & Lavaca starting around 6AM. Clients will have limited access to the church building, 2 of “each” gender to use the bathroom. No showers will be offered.

 

Gateway Church – Feed the Community Food Pantry, 7104 McNeil Dr

Wednesdays 10am to 12pm

 

Green Doors’ services are still OPEN to eligible veterans (transitional housing) and affordable housing residents (affordable rental or PSH with vouchers) until capacity is full. They may require a brief hotel stay for folks seeking to join the transitional housing program (and Green Doors would cover the cost); affordable rentals are immediate admission because they are single occupancy.

info@greendoors.org or 512-469-9130 for information or applications.

 

Good Apple is providing FREE food assistance to folks 55+ and/or immuno-compromised, people can sign up on behalf of others who meet those criteria. Turnaround time varies but as of right now appears to be within 48 hours; may be one-time rather than on-going; one person reported getting 3 veggie farm-share bags and 3 bags of non-perishables.

 

Mobile Loaves & Fishes For locations and schedules, visit http://www.mlf.org/truck-schedules. We’ve teamed up with Sunrise to help get additional meals to them five days a week, and we’ve also teamed up with The Other One’s Foundation to deliver 100 meals to them Monday-Friday at their mobile hygiene locations.

 

City Of Austin Neighborhood Center food pantry services are closed to walk-ins but there is a fully-staffed emergency food helpline at 512-972-5133. Working with Central Texas Food Bank to provide shelf-stable food. Check here for updates: [http://www.austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-centers]

 

The Other Ones Foundation A mobile hygiene truck (with showers) will visit different sites – see information in the Health and Hygiene section. TOOF is now basing operations at  Esperanza Community, the State encampment off of Hwy 183. TOOF programs, including shower and laundry facilities and the Workforce First program. TOOF will also function as service coordinator for all services at the camp. They can be reached at 512-568-7557.

 

Sunrise Community Church Homeless Navigation Center (weekdays 9-1) serving outside at a 6-foot distance. Food, coffee, mail, SPID’s, Clothing

 

Food pantries at Travis County Community Centers (HHS) [https://www.traviscountytx.gov/health-human-services/community-centers]

 

Trinity Center: Males & Females  check mail between 9:30 AM – 1 PM Monday-Friday. Takeaway breakfast service is at 9AM (Monday-Friday) until all meals (80-100) are served. Sunday dinner take away 3PM.

Assistance with ID documents (Tuesday & Wednesday),  Daily case management, help with long distance travel, and we added some (limited to one time) help with rent & utility bills which we did not offer prior to the pandemic.  CommunityCare is back on Tuesdays to sign up for MAP.  Bus passes are given on Mondays (outside).  J&J vaccination available Wednesdays.

Women only clothes on Monday.  On line registration for food stamps and SNAP on Friday.  Coordinated Assessment – Friday.

Art From the Street Tuesday & Thursday (using their on contact way to register). Up to 7 artists at a time.

 

University Presbyterian Church‘s Micah 6 Food Pantry has boxes of shelf-stable food available for pick up in the North courtyard Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 am.

 

University United Methodist Church serves brunch every Saturday from 9 to 10:30 am.

 

Victory Ministries (2300 Canterbury St) supplies are VERY LOW. People being served outside only. If able, PLEASE CALL 512-480-9628 to check status before coming.

 

Westover Hills Church of Christ- They are providing food (non-perishable groceries) for everyone Saturdays 9-11 am. Drive-thru style. They are located at 8332 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759.  Food for Seniors

 

Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will distribute curbside for meals seniors at 3 locations, providing kits with 10 meals. This program is resuming Monday,  (Meal distribution is for pre-registered patrons; Unregistered individuals interested in registering can come to one of the locations below during the scheduled time on a first come, first served basis, pending available food)

 

Metz Recreation Center   9:30-11:30AM
2407 Canterbury Street, Austin, TX 78702

Gus Garcia Recreation Center  9:30-11:30AM
1201 East Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX 78753
Showers closed

 

Meals on Wheels and More [Main Office]
Weeks worth of meals delivered

3227 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702

School Meals

Many schools are providing meals for students during closures. .

Storage/Lockers:  

 

Violet Storage in parking garage of Health South,

at 606 E.12th St. (In the alley just north of E 12th St & Sabine St.)  96 gal barrel with lock.

7 days    7 am – 7 pm.  To apply for a storage bin, show up at the facility.  If you have a Photo ID, that will help. Charging available. Need bus line to storage!

 

 

Employment:

 

Challenger Street Newspaper

Sign up 1-2:30 pm on Weds  Rm 207 Central Library or Sundays outside City Hall, Guadalupe side.  Low barrier self employment. Make money today and every day you work. Distribute the paper on a donation basis, you keep all profits. Challengernewspaper.org

 

Workforce First:  Offers individuals experiencing homelessness opportunity to work cleaning parks. Also offers case management.  The program is on a waitlist that can take several months to get through.  Must be 18+ and currently unhoused. Call 512-568-7557 or email brian@toofound.org

 

Skillpointalliance.org Job training: plumbing, HVAC, electrical, manufacturing. Women & Men  512-729-4922

 

Fair Living Wage Calculator  enter zipcode

Www.universallivingwage.org

 

Strappd App:  Connecting People In Need to Services

play– 10 apps

 

 

REFERRALS

 

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

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

 

VETERANS

 

American Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255     Text to 838255

 

Texas Veterans Commission        www.tvc.texas.gov

 

 

V.A . 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 Up to $800 housing/car repair.

 

SHELTER

 

Esperanza Community (Governors Camp): Started Nov 2019  780 S US Hwy 183 (Old Bastrop Hwy) between Briggs Equipment and Palm Harbor Homes. Contact the Other Ones Foundation for a space (512) 568-7557.  Pets are welcome.   Bottled water, milk, free food, porta potties, hand washing stations, Charging station, Toiletries, socks, blankets. Bring your own tents and sleeping bags. Day shelter at back of camp with TV, coffee, fridge, showers, and sandwiches.

Shower trailer                      Bus Route #217

 

 

Family Eldercare  Outreach and in-home care for those over 60 years old.      M-Th 8-4, Fri 8-12

Call for locations, 512-450-0844

 

The Safe Alliance  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.

 

YOUTH

 

Lifeworks   Under 27 yrs.  835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.  Mon-Thurs  12-4 pm  Bus routes 300 & 493.  Food, hygiene, bus passes, Wifi, gear, charging, mailing address, coordinated assessment.

 

MEDICAL, DENTAL, MENTAL HEALTH

 

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT  (formerly Brackenridge )

512-324-7000  1500 Red River St. Emergency care-911

 

ARCH Clinic-Community Care

500 E. 7th St. 512-978-9920 Mon–Fri  7-11 am & 12-4 pm.

walk-ins and appointments

 

MAP cards       512-978-8130    1313 Red River Ste. 217A

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.

 

C.D. Doyle Free Healthcare Clinic Sundays 2-4:30 PM, side entrance, Trinity Cntr. No Appt or ID’s Needed!

 

VA Outpatient Clinic

7901 Metroplis Dr)  78744   ? 512-389-7104

For primary healthcare, specialty care and hospitalization

Contact Andrew Miller

 

Tuberculosis Elimination Clinic  15 Waller St.,   TB testing. Also Community Care-Hancock Cntr

 

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. info@thecarecommunities.org

 

Tx Harm Reduction Alliance    512-580-0580   Drop in Cntr  M-F 9-5  1909 E 381/2 St  (near Airport Blvd)

 

RecoveryATX.org   Peer recovery/support  512-553-2683

 

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. Manosdecristo.org

 

STD Clinic  15 Waller St., 512-972-5430

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 Integral Care  500 East 7th St., 512-478-5644

For homeless mental health.  Walk-in 9am – 10:30am  Wed & Fri  closed 12-1 pm

 

Integral Care.org

24/7 Crisis Helpline  512-472-4357  (HELP)

Immediate emotional support. 24 hr/day, 7 days/week.  or you may call them and an outreach worker will come to you.

 

Mental Health Information HelpLine

1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Mon— Fri, 9.– 5, CST

 

H.O.S.T  Homeless Outreach Street Team  512-804-3720

 

Suicide Lifeline  800-273-TALK (8255)

 

Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you?

It’s a free service to anyone who lives in the U.S.  Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. No shame, talk to someone!

 

UTILITIES

Baptist Community Center Mission 2000 E. 2nd St Elect, water, gas, meds, birth cert, food

 

Free haircuts:  Supercuts Training Academy call ahead 512-481-8900. Ron King Academy call ahead 512-596-5000. (tip expected)

 

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

 

HOUSING

 

VA  7901  Metroplis Dr)  78744   (512) 823-4000

Transitional housing for single veterans.

 

Blackland Community Development Corp.

2005 Salina St., (512) 220-8751

Transitional housing for families and single persons.

 

American Youth Works  216 E. 4th St.

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.     Www.hacanet.org

 

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.

 

Community First! Village   Micro homes, trailers, canvas tents.   mlf.org  Hogeye Rd

 

Victory Homes Austin serves the Greater Austin area as well as the surrounding cities here in Texas. There are over 300 live-in recovery homes in the U.S. and around the world. There are as many as 10,000 residents (men and women) in these recovery homes at one time. Their lodging, food, and clothing is provided at no charge. These Victory Homes go into some of the most drug infested areas of the inner cities and reaches out to men and women who are helplessly addicted to heroin, meth and other drugs. Such effectiveness comes from the fact that majority of people providing assistance are former addicts and gang members who at one time found themselves trapped in the same cycle of addiction.

For more information: call our Director Gus Celaya

(512) 920-8708 or Administration office 512-822-9182

 

LEGAL

 

Texas Legal Services Center 

1-844-303-SAFE

free legal assistance to victims of crime and survivors of sexual assault.

 

Austin Tenants Council  512-474-1961

(M-F   9-12 and M-Th   1-4 PM)

 

Camp Ban Tickets  TX Fair Defense Project

512-637-5220 Press 0  Mon 12-5 pm &

Thurs  10 am-1pm     or if in jail: Austin Lawyers Guild hotline  512-817-4254

 

Community Court moved to 505 Barton Springs Rd  first floor. Bus  1, 3, 7, 10, 20, 801

 

Nat’l sex assault HOTLINE 

1-800-656-hope

 

HUMAN TRAFFICING              

1 (888) 373-7888

Nat’l Human Trafficking Resource Center- Text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733  English, Spanish and 200 more  traffickingresourcecenter.org   http:stopthetrafficking.org

 

PET CARE:

www.emancipet.org  offers free days for pet care

 

No Freeze Shelter:

If 32’ or lower or  raining & 35”  To be officially changed to 35’ & 40’  ?   512-305-ICEE (4233).

 

Single adult men and women, please arrive at the Austin Central Library located at 710 West Cesar Chavez St at 6-8 pm for the COVID screening and registration process.

 

Families with children, arrive at Downtown Salvation Army Shelter located at 501 E. 8th St by 6pm.

 

Clients with pets will not be turned away.  Pets will receive accommodation through Animal Services.

 

Updates from folks directly impacted and/or

engaged with those who are:

[https://www.facebook.com/stopsweepsatx/]