“A heart for the people. A home for the homeless.” Their motto says it all!
The Austin Street Center provides emergency shelter and related services to the homeless person in a compassionate, faith-based community and provides “whole person” therapeutic programs so that the person in need might be better able to make responsible choices, positive changes and have economic self-sufficiency. They provide the basics of food, shelter, showers, clothing and, when necessary, medical attention, to those who visit the Center each day.
The Austin Street Center has become nationally recognized for its unique therapeutic program for the homeless. Not only does the Center offer safe, clean shelter and an evening meal for up to 475 men, women and children each night, but it provides substance abuse treatment, medical and psychiatric care, adult rehabilitation, a transitional living facility for clients who qualify, and a beautiful interdenominational Chapel.
Christ Church supports the Austin Street Center by gathering and donating the items their clients need most, which include:
- Adult Incontinent Undergarments
- Disposable Razors
- Toilet Paper
- Women’s Hygiene Products
- Rolling Duffle Bags
- 55 Gallon Black Trash Bags
- DART Bus Passes
We keep a big box in the Parish Hall for donations. During the winter months, we concentrate on warm clothing and coats. Visit the Austin Street Center’s website at www.austinstreet.org for more information about this outstanding non-profit organization.