Placements

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Keep Austin Housed Works with 10 NonProfits in Austin.
AmeriCorps members work with diverse service providers to holistically care for Austin’s homeless.

Domestic Violence

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Who this organization serves: Women, children, and men who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and often homelessness and poverty due to abuse.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members:  Members at this placement help survivors of abuse secure stable housing. Members also help clients strengthen their self-sufficiency through case management, safety planning, and life skills classes.

Downtown Services

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Who this organization serves: Homeless, at-risk single adults (age 18 and up).

Services provided by AmeriCorps members:  The Members work as case management aides and assist clients in achieving self-sufficiency (related to income, housing, and self-care stabilization). Members also have opportunities to participate in special projects that benefit their program and to interact in the local community.

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Who this organization serves:  Individuals and families who are homeless and/or living in poverty.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members act primarily as case management aides and as a link to community resources. Members in this placement work within a fast-moving environment, have daily client interaction, and gain experience in connecting to local resources.

 

Who this organization serves: Adults who are homeless or living in poverty.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members at Trinity Center act as case management aides and help in giving short-term information and referral services. Members also assist with day-to-day center operations to deliver basic-needs program, following Trinity Center’s desire to provide a nurturing environment that views respect and care for others as a foundation value.

Elderly & Persons with Disabilities

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Who this organization serves: Seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: At this placement, members work with a team of case managers to establish safe and affordable permanent housing, ensure clients access benefits and community resources. Members also assist clients in seeking opportunities to increase self-sufficiency, knowledge, and skills for housing stability, and recruits volunteers to support client needs.

Families

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Who this organization serves: Working families as part of the Children’s Home Initative.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members at Foundation Communities work as case management aides and help families to address the underlying issues that contribute to their poverty. Members meet weekly with families to address issues like money management, job skills, employment, childcare, health insurance, debt, and long-term housing.

 

Who this organization serves: Families who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members placed at this site help families create and maintain a housing stability plan using strength based case management, resource navigation, and a home visitation model.

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Who this organization serves: Families who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members placed at this site work alongside various congregations and community groups to build and work towards new opportunities for housing stability, economic independence, and personal wellness.

 

Immigrants & Refugees

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Who this organization serves: Immigrants and refugees (Families)

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members in this placement assist in staffing the shelter and meeting resident needs. Members will have constant direct contact with people of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. AmeriCorps members and full-time volunteer staff work collaboratively to complete a variety of tasks.

Youth

Who this organization serves: Youth and families in crisis.

Services provided by AmeriCorps members: Members are placed at one of Lifeworks’ six programs and serve as case management aides and resource advocates. Members serve various populations, from foster youth to young mothers. Every year, members contribute to helping Lifeworks reach over 10,000 people through direct services such as shelter, counseling, and family violence services.

 

 

Keep Austin Housed partner agencies are subject to change prior to the 2017-2018 program year.

How To Help

  • Volunteer
    If you feel a call to help those less fortunate and want to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty, then Front Steps may be the right place for you.
  • Donate
    Less than 6% of financial contributions are used for administration. Front Steps strives to keep operating costs low so your gift will have the maximum impact on the lives of our homeless neighbors.

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