Directory ( updated 10/1/2021 )
-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
-Near city trails
Shower and bathroom:
Mon-Sat, 10a -3pm:
1800 E. 51st St East
Austin Recreation Center
301 Shoal Creek Blvd Central
Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr Central
13320 Lyndhurst St. Northwest
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.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
Meals on Wheels and More [Main Office]
Weeks worth of meals delivered
3227 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Many schools are providing meals for students during closures. .
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!
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 email@example.com
Skillpointalliance.org Job training: plumbing, HVAC, electrical, manufacturing. Women & Men 512-729-4922
Fair Living Wage Calculator enter zipcode
Strappd App: Connecting People In Need to Services
play– 10 apps
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.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.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
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!
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
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.
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
Texas Legal Services Center
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 (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
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: