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 the largest low barrier shelter in Dallas that serves men, ages 45 and older, and women, ages 18 and older. Each person who finds shelter with Austin Street Center is provided a safe place to sleep, showers, clothing, and meals.
More than just a meal and a bed, the Austin Street individualized model of service attempts to treat the whole individual through a comprehensive program that includes: housing coordination and stabilization services; employment and education resources; benefits and ID assistance; mental health services on-site; spiritual, emotional, and addiction support; diversion; transportation; and more.
Austin Street Center’s goal is to help clients transition from homelessness to independence. #HelpThemHome
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.