Your donation will help support men, women, veterans and children who are experiencing homelessness in our community. At our two emergency shelters in Austin, we work with clients to link them to long-term housing opportunities. Clients, while they are working on their self-sufficiency goals with their assigned case manager, have the option of staying in residence between thirty to ninety days. We are here to help meet their needs so they can learn to meet their own. The services we provide are comprehensive and we work with every member of the family. We provide individual and family therapy as well as groups. We have outings and activities in the evening, and an onsite licensed teacher for tutoring and enrichment activities.
Because of your donation, you are a part of major impact on the lives of people in need in our community. There are so many stories of families (with children) and individuals who need help and turn to The Salvation Army of Austin for shelter. meals and other services.
The Salvation Army of Austin is excited to announce an expansion of services for those seeking shelter in Travis and Williamson counties. The Salvation Army welcomes it’s third shelter in the Austin community. The Rathgeber Center for Women and Children. This new shelter will consist of 214 beds and will provide a safe place for a mother and her children. On average, The Salvation Army has nearly 300 women and children on their wait list to get into the Austin Shelter for Women and Children. In 2018, The Salvation Army sheltered 934 women, 335 children, and has provided more than 27,000 meals for women and children in Austin. The new shelter will cost 5.2 million dollars a year to be operational. Funding is desperately needed in order to open this brand-new shelter.