Our Mission Statement.
Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless.
Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is an emergency shelter that serves men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older. Each person who finds shelter with us is provided a safe place to sleep, showers, clothing, and meals. Once their basic needs are met, they can begin working on other aspects of their lives that will help them transition out of homelessness.
Our Programs and Services include:
Work Readiness Program: Services include a staffed Resource Center, computer training, a job skills training program, and an Employment Specialist Case Manager.
Veteran’s Program: Includes a support group, assistance with access to resources, VA benefits, and transportation to appointments.
Substance abuse support: Outside service providers facilitate meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Women’s Program. Designed to address the unique issues and risks that females face when homeless, the program provides support and tools that assist them through their homelessness and in future situations and relationships.
Spiritual support: Churches provide interdenominational services at our on-site chapel each week and Bible studies are offered throughout the week.
Austin Street Center believes community collaboration is vital to meeting the needs of Dallas’ homeless. As a result, we partner with multiple organizations in order to provide our clients with needed resources and services.
On-site partnerships include: IPS, NTBHA, Parkland HOMES, Dallas Metrocare Services, Dallas County Health and Human Services, Veterans Administration, City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions, CitySquare, AA/NA, APPA, Military Veteran’s Peer Network, North Texas Food Bank, and more.