The Salvation Army Social Services Center (SSC), built in 1987, is a low barrier, housing focused emergency shelter providing 242 beds currently for individual men and women experiencing homelessness. Case management, employment assistance, computer learning lab, rapid rehousing and cold weather shelter are provided.
In addition to basic needs services, co-located programs include The Salvation Army SafeSleep for at-risk single women, ECHO Coordinated Assessment, Veterans Outreach, and Goodwill Employment Services.
The SSC is the largest multi-population shelter in the area. The recent addition of operating funds from City of Austin will allow up to 80% of residents to be case managed.
Other plans underway include the relocation of families with children to the Rathgeber Center for Families, the repurposing of the 55-bed Family Residence for single adults and addition of a new computer learning lab. The Social Services Center will then become all single adult occupancy with increased case management capacity.
*Service numbers for 2019 calendar year