Entries by jasonwhaley

The Rathgeber Center delivers hope to struggling families

Cathy and Greg were living a good life in Central Texas. They both had steady jobs. Their daughter Lilly was doing well in school. They experienced occasional difficulties, but nothing out of the ordinary. Then one morning, everything changed. Greg and Lilly were on their way to the store when the accident happened. Neither one remembers […]

Cold weather shelter plan

Here are the cold-weather shelter plans for the next several nights at The Downtown Shelter and Services Center. Be advised the temperatures are expected to drop below freezing through early next week with low temperatures near 10 degrees. This is a potentially life-threatening situation, and we encourage families who have nowhere to stay at night […]

A Snowy Shelter Christmas

An unusual occurrence happened in Austin on Monday night – it snowed. Well, at least it snowed in a parking lot. Children from The Rathgeber Center for Families and The Austin Shelter for Women and Children were treated to not-so-cold powder from a snow machine and a visit from Santa Claus in his sleigh. With his […]