Resource Directory

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UPDATED NOVEMBER 2023

Mental Health Services: Call 988

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:

Rec Centers
Mon-Sat, 10a -3pm:
Bartholomew Pool
1800 E. 51st St                East
Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr     Central
Springwoods Pool
13320 Lyndhurst St.         Northwest

Showers:
M-F Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center 8:30 -11am
M-F–  7th & I-35 / 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
M-F–  Burnet and Hwy 183 / 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
The Other Ones Foundation A mobile hygiene truck (showers, sink and toilet)

Barton Springs Pool
Shwrs available
Swim at your own risk 5-8 am & 8-9:50pm daily
8 am to 8 p (fee charged)
Closed Mondays & Thurs
VETERANS are always in free

LAUNDRY:

Mission Accomplished
Mobile laundry, (must have voucher) care packages and connections to assist in transitioning to stable, self-sufficient and healthy lifestyles. Ea location 9am-12N
M– Sunrise Navigation Ctr—4430 Menchaca Rd
Tu-Violet Storage—700 E.. 7 St (parking lot)
W, F, Sat-The Other Ones – 780 S. Hwy 183
W-The Charlie Center at the Mosaic Church 12675 Research Blvd.

Food

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) second Tuesday of the month from 9-10 am. All are welcome.https://austincitylutherans.org/food/

Caritas of Austin: Community Kitchen is serving DINE IN and TO GO lunch to the public Monday-Friday 11 AM-12:30PM.  Our clients receive case management/housing stability services and groceries through our food pantry.  The lobby has public access to water, bathrooms, phones and info on community resources. Lobby hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  8-11AM & 1-4:45PM. Tuesday 8-11AM & 1-6:45PM. Friday 8-11AM

Central Presbyterian (200 E. 8th, corner of 8th and Brazos) Breakfast Thursdays  8-9 am, social service providers available 9-11 a.m. We serve women and men, but no program for women only now.

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 Austin Baptist
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. Coordinated assessments, laundry vouchers for Operation Clean Clothes Mobile Laundry.

Foundation Communities’ Prosper Health Coverage program provides FREE help for all people to find and use affordable health insurance or other health coverage programs. We have phone and in-person advice available. Call 512-381-4520, email enroll@foundcom.org, book an appointment online (http://prosperhealthcoverage.org/), or visit one of our community Prosper Centers at 5900 Airport Blvd. or 2900 South IH-35 from 9am–5pm, Monday–Friday

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.

University United Methodist Church Open Door:
Saturdays 8-9:30 To-go meal, hygiene items, clothing  2409 Guadalupe St

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 Homeless Navigation Center (M-F 9-1) serving outside at a 6-foot distance. Food, coffee, mail, SPID’s, Clothing. Hotline: When someone needs help, keep this number handy! 512-522-1097 NARCAN VENDING MACHINE

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

Trinity Center: All mail check 9:30 AM – 1 PM Monday-Friday. To-go breakfast 9-9:30 AM (Monday-Friday) until 80-100 are served. Assistance with ID documents (Tuesday & Wednesday), Daily case management, help with long distance travel. Tuesdays to sign up for MAP 9-12:30. Bus passes every day. Women only clothes on Monday. On line registration for food stamps and SNAP on Friday. Coordinated Assessment – Thursday & Friday 9a-12n— 3 people. Sunday 3-4 PM Worship service and meal following

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 Providing food (non-perishable groceries) for everyone
Saturdays 9-11 am. Drive-thru style. Located at 8332 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759. Food for Seniors

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

Meals on Wheels and More [Main Office]
3227 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702

STORAGE/LOCKERS:

Violet Storage 700 E 7th 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.

EMPLOYMENT:

Challenger Street Newspaper
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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

blueappleexpress@gmail.com $1600 per month rental assistance pilot program” and “bruisedapples.org” mentoring info without charging ad fees to founder.

Fair Living Wage Calculator: enter zip code
Www.universallivingwage.org

Strappd App:
Connecting People In Need to Services.

REFERRALS

First Call for Help : 211 or 988
Free, bilingual information & referral service about food, clothing, housing, child and youth services, job placement assistance, education, recreation, support groups and other programs and services.

Arcilinc.org
CASE MANAGEMENT
512-832-6349

xVETERANSz

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

Texas Veterans Commission www.tvc.texas.gov

V. A . 512-823-4100 7901 Metroplis Dr) 78744

Outpatient Clinic: Primary healthcare, specialty care and hospitalization. Contact Andrew Miller

Transitional housing for single veterans.

Caritas of Austin: 7th & Neches. Community Kitchen is serving lunch Monday-Friday 11 AM-12:30PM.  Our clients receive case management/housing stability services and groceries through our food pantry.  The lobby has public access to water, bathrooms, phones and info on community resources. Lobby hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  8-11AM & 1-4:45PM. Tuesday 8-11AM & 1-6:45PM. Friday 8-11AM

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

ARCH Austin Resource Center for Homeless
500 E. 7th St. 512-978-9920

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. Charging station, .
Shower trailer Bus Route #217

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.

SENIORS/ELDERS

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

Safelink for 60 yrs+ FREE cell phones and service 1-800-Safelink (1-800-723-3546)

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.

CARE CONNECTIONS CLINIC Walk in. 3706 S. First St.

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

BREAST CANCER ADVOCACY AWARENESS CENTER
1704 EAST 12TH ST 78702 512-965-6950
drduncan924@gmail.com

KIND CLINIC Austin-Koenig Suite 200 Free HIV/STI walk-in testing No appt Mon-Fri 9 am-12pm & 1:30-4:30pm
1-833-WE-R-KIND (1-833-937-5463) kindclinic.org

THRA Tx Harm Reduction Alliance 512-585-7145
Drop in temporarily closed; call for hours 1803 E. Cesar Chavez St. We offer support for people who use drugs, including tools, resources, and overdose prevention.

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.

Integral Care.org
Crisis Helpline 512-472-4357 (HELP) 24/7
Immediate emotional support. 24 hr/day, 7 days/week. or you may call them and an outreach worker will come to you.

S.H.A.C. Self Help and Advocacy Center 3205 S 1st St.
Drop in. 512-442-3366

Austin Clubhouse community of mutual support and recovery for adults living with mental health diagnoses  www.austinclubhouse.org An applicant must: Be at least 18 yrs, have a mental health diagnosis, be following a treatment plan (doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, case worker, peer specialist, etc.). We do not require a referral letter from a health professional. To become a member: Call 512-925-5877 to schedule a tour. 610 E. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78751 (Inside Hyde Park Christian Church)

Mental Health Emergencies:
Call 988

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

Healthcare for Homeless HUB co-located with Lonestar Circle of Care 3000 Oak 512-532-9961 for appt.

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)
1165 Airport Blvd Walk in M-F 8a-10p and Saturday/Sunday and holidays from 10a-8p.

East 2nd Street Clinic (Central Austin)
1631 E 2nd Walk in M-F 8-5

Stonegate Clinic (So. Austin) 2501 W. William Cannon Dr, Bldg 4 Walk in M-F 8-5

St. John Clinic – (North Austin)
6937 N. IH 35 Walk in M-F 8-5

Www.aayhf.org
African American Youth Harvest Foundation 6633 Hwy 290 E. Ste 307  (512) 428-4480
ContactUs@aayhf.org

H.O.S.T Homeless Outreach Street Team 512-804-3720
We CanNow Street Outreach
Sunrise Navigation Outreach

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?
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.

Project Transitions-Roosevelt Gardens
HIV Housing Complex
5606 Roosevelt Avenue
The 40-unit homeless or unstably housed

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
Affordable housing for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes: 512-447-2026

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

Excellence & Advancement Foundation (EAF) provides programs, services and advocacy to break the school-to-prison pipeline by coordinating prevention and intervention programs to support children at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Below are some of the programs EAF provides. For more information, go to:
https://breakthepipeline.org/programs/

Awesome Activist Leadership Program, Black Leadership Academy, SPARK change, The Wrap up, The Excellence Resource Center (this is the advocacy, case management program), Parenting with a purpose

ART FROM THE STREETS STUDIO

“Canopy” 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2 Rm105 Mon & Tues 10am-1pm
Women Only: Wed12-3PM,
Thurs 12-3PM
Art supplies provided for FREE!
Participation allows each artist to be in the annual show in October!

LEGAL

Legal Aid Survivors of Sexual Assault
1-844-303-SAFE free legal assistance to 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 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

SAFE CARES a program of The SAFE Alliance, YOUTH 12-22 experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking. Case management, advocacy, therapy, and Drop-In services. Call 512.267.7233(SAFE) for intake and services.

PET CARE: www.emancipet.org offers free days for pet care

COOLING CENTERS:

Regular hours at Rec Centers & Public Libraries. Sorry, no pets. Free bus ride to get there.

NO FREEZE/FRY SHELTER:

If 32’ or lower or raining & 35”
512-305-ICEE (4233). Free bus

Single adult men and women, pets welcome, please arrive at 505 Barton Springs Rd for registration, 6-8 PM or till flow stops.

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