Austin Street Center

A nonprofit organization

$225 raised by 4 donors

0% complete

$150,000 Goal

At Austin Street Center, we transform lives and restore hope to those experiencing homelessness. Austin Street Center is one of the largest low barrier shelters in Dallas. Founded in 1983, we serve men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older.

Beyond meeting basic needs, Austin Street is committed to helping our clients regain their independence and find a permanent place to call home. We focus on a caring, customized, collaborative approach that involves a variety of services and special programs to remove barriers to permanent housing.

Our Services

In 2022, we opened the Austin Street Center for Community Engagement, which allows our team to provide wraparound services to our clients in one location. Some of the services offered on site include: 

  • Safe shelter, food, clothing, and hygiene care
  • Medical care and mental health services
  • Housing-focused case management
  • Education and employment services
  • Spiritual support
  • Benefits navigation
  • Homelessness diversion services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Life skills training

Our Impact

Last year, Austin Street served 2,053 unique people, documented housing outcomes with 419 clients, and we provided nearly 380 job placements through our housing-focused, comprehensive case management services. In fact, our case management team provided nearly 13,000 case management sessions to clients.  We are committed to accomplishing the mission to end homelessness in Dallas County, one person at a time.  

Your Impact

  • $25 pays for 8 meals for our clients
  • $50 provides one week of case management services for one client
  • $120 provides home essentials for one client moving out of homelessness
  • $545 provides a month of case management services, shelter and meals for one client
  • $1,100 pays the first month’s rent for one client

Mission

Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless.

Equity Statement

At Austin Street Center, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We are committed to cultivating a culture of respect for the dignity and value of each individual, and we welcome all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, household composition, housing status and/or belief system. Inclusion is essential to our mission to assist all people experiencing homelessness, champion equity in all public and private responses to homelessness, and help individuals from all backgrounds secure critical services, safe shelter, and permanent homes of their own.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Austin Street Center

Tax id (EIN)

75-1881365

Guidestar

Causes

Housing, Shelter & Homelessness

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American

Address

P.O. Box 710729
Dallas, TX 75371

Phone

214-428-4242

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