Every year, Austin Street Center hosts several events to connect with our community and spread awareness about homelessness in Dallas. From our annual signature fundraising events to educational opportunities for our partners, we hope you will join us!

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home raises funds with a goal of building awareness that allows Austin Street Center to continue its mission of helping Dallas’ homeless neighbors transition from homelessness, to independence. Featuring incredible vacation homes, staycations, home goods and services, along with unique experiences for your next getaway.


Austin Street Center’s Sixth Annual  No Place Like Home

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Klyde Warren Park – Dallas

Austin Street Center’s Sixth Annual No Place Like Home will be an open-atmosphere, socially-distanced cocktail reception with live entertainment and a silent auction featuring incredible vacation homes, staycations, home goods and services, along with unique experiences for your next getaway.   This year’s event will take place in the heart of Dallas at Klyde Warren Park, situated between two of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods – The Arts District and Uptown. Learn more about the event here.

Austin Street Center is committed to serving the community in the most responsible way possible. For the health and safety of our guests, electronic ticketing and entry will be implemented and masks are required at the event.

Honorary Chairs: Reverend Linda Roby and Frank Roby
Event Co-Chairs: Cynammon Burns Allen and Mackenzie Kleinert
Host Committee
Delaney AlexanderBlair DotsonKatelyn Manchester
Connie BabikianTaylor FosterEmily Walsh Potts
Mindy BuschKaty Restrepo HallAlly Stevens
Kimber Westphall ClontsCaroline HillmanMary Valuck
Rebecca DavisKaileigh Johnson

Our 2020 locations, included:

  • Fiesta Caliente Casa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Tropical Paradise, St. Lucia
  • Romantic Exploration, Florence, Italy
  • Wine and Wonder Tour, Dalmatia, Croatia
  • Northern Lights Adventure, Iceland
  • Luxury Golf Resort Chateau, Arrowtown, New Zealand Home
  • Private Villa Tryall Club Golf and Tennis Resort, Jamaica
  • Little Bear Lodge, Edwards, CO
  • Snow Bunny Bungalow, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Town’s Inn, Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
  • Contemporary Condo, Chatanooga, Tennessee
  • Suncadia Lodge, Cle Ellum, Washington
  • Crested Butte Lodge, Meridian Lake, Colorado
  • Wine Country Escape, Healdsburg, California
  • Lost on the Lakefront, Lake Athens, Texas
  • Music City Modern, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Beachfront Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Golf and Tennis Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Woodvale Fishing Excursion, Mineola, Texas
  • Casa Buena Vista Ruidoso/Alto Lakes, New Mexico
  • Casita and Golf Retreat, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Sunny Escape, Sedona, Arizona
  • Hipster Hideaway, Tucson, Arizona

Would you like to donate an auction item or a stay at your vacation home for No Place Like Home 2021? Please contact Elizabeth Ashmore at or 214-428-8157.


Humble Beginnings Virtual Luncheon

Austin Street Center’s 20th Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon

Hosted by Co-Chairs Rev. Richie Butler and Chris Kleinert

Friday, September 25th, 2020 – 11:30 a.m.
Streaming Live

Best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, Odom was most recently seen on the big screen in “Harriet.” He recently released a book – FAILING UP: HOW TO TAKE RISKS, AIM HIGHER, and NEVER STOP LEARNING. In 2018, Odom released “Mr” – his first album of original songs.


Diamond Key
Nancy and Randy Best 
Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt

Ruby Key
Carolyn and David Miller

Sapphire Key
Ashlee and Chris Kleinert
Ellen and John McStay

Preston Hollow Capital

Gold Key
Texas Health Resources

Silver Key

Corinth Properties
Sunshine Foundation
Texas Capital Bank

Bronze Key

AA Auger
Bank of Texas 
Communities Foundation of Texas

Episcopal Foundation
First United Methodist Richardson

Highland Park Presbyterian Church

Judith and James Gibbs
Minerva Consulting
Joan and Charlie Nye

Random Acts and UpWest
Southern Methodist University 

Thompson and Knight

Production & Media Partners

In-Kind Sponsors

Night With Norm

Special thanks to our host radio legend Norm Hitzges and featured guests: Troy Aikman, Rick Carlisle, Bob Lilly, and Chris Woodward!

Troy Aikman
Troy Aikman
Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
Bob Lilly
Bob Lilly
Chris Woodard
Chris Woodward

Congratulations to the Night With Norm Raffle Winners

Raffle PrizeWinner
Yeti Roadie 24 Hard CoolerClint Walker
Tory Burch McGraw Straw Shopper ToteDiane Pappas
Nothing Bundt Cakes $500 Gift CardMichelle Corbin
Dallas Cowboys 2020-2021 Team Autographed FootballJoshua Westbrook
Bowers & Wilkins P3 HeadphonesDean Xeros
Dallas Mavericks 2019-2020 Team Autographed BasketballDerek White
Tejano Brothers Gourmet Dinner for TwoJohn Yianitsas
Texas Rangers Autographs PackageMark Weare
Troy Aikman Autographed Dallas Cowboys Football HelmetClint Walker
Custom Men’s Suit by Harryson & PetersThomas Ginsburg
Julie Vos Greek Key Pendant in LabradoriteChristina Yampanis

Interested in Sponsorship? Austin Street Center has worked for more than 36 years to bring an end to homelessness. We rely heavily on support from friends and the wider philanthropic community to help our clients find a permanent place to call home. Learn more about the sponsorship levels.

Night With Norm Live Stream

Join us for an intimate evening of engaging conversations with Dallas sports greats and radio legend Norm Hitzges, of Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Streaming free on the Austin Street Center website


The NORMATHON is an all-day radio broadcast marathon featuring Norm and Donovan on Sportsradio 96.7 and 1310 The Ticket . Use the form below to make a gift today to support NORMATHON and Austin Street Center.

Congratulations to this year’s auction and car raffle winners:

  1. Lone Star Park Suite for 20 PLUS Norm Handicap Item Top Bid – Evelyn Middleton – $ 5,700
  2. Fishing Trip for 2 to Brazil Top Bid –  Shawn Burris – $ 9,600
  3. Your Week at the PGA Championships Top Bid – Shannon Kivlehan – $ 5,900
  4. An Incredible Piece of Golf History Top Bid – Steve Phillips -$ 2,400
  5. Play A Round with Mike and Donnie Top Bid – Steve Phillips -$ 8,600
  6. Your Own Home Theater from Starpower Top Bid –  Kyle Passarelli- $ 10,200
  7. Feel What It’s Like to Be Jerry Jones! 4 Dallas Cowboys Suite Tickets Top Bid – Keith Hall – $ 5,200

Car Raffle Winners: Walter McInnis, Austin Snow, and Larry Sarnecki.


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