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Projects Working Towards Homelessness Solutions

October 1, 2019

Learn more about two current projects that are helping individuals and families in our community who are experiencing homelessness and find out how you can get involved.

 

Integral Care Unveils 50-Unit Permanent Supportive Housing Community

photos courtesy of Integral Care

Integral Care recently unveiled the Terrace at Oak Springs 50-unit permanent supportive housing community! The ribbon-cutting ceremony included a tour of the newly completed housing community with a primary and mental health clinic, where at least 25 residents will be veterans.

“A home is more than four walls. When people have a safe place to call home and access to support services in the community, they can thrive and meet their full potential.” – Integral Care on the unveiling of Terrace at Oak Springs

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Early in the fundraising process, the Downtown Austin Alliance made a $150,000 leadership pledge in the form of a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant that resulted in Integral Care generating an additional $150,000 from private sources.

 

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Give Now to Help Open a New Shelter for Women & Families

Join the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation in supporting the Rathgeber Center– a newly constructed, 212-bed, emergency shelter for women and families. The Rathgeber Center is scheduled to open this fall, provided the Salvation Army closes a $500,000 fundraising gap in the $4.9 million needed for annual operations. The Downtown Alliance Foundation is contributing $100,000 and assisting in efforts to raise additional funds needed to open the shelter.

“We can bring attention to this critical issue in our community and take this opportunity to rally support among our friends and the community who care about downtown and women and children in need, this challenge grant allows the Downtown Alliance Foundation to leverage our funds with Dick Rathgeber’s pledge and for others to get involved to make an immediate impact on homelessness in Austin.”
– Molly Alexander, executive director, Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation

Donate Now

The Rathgeber Center is designed to provide low-barrier, housing-focused emergency shelter for families with children who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter is expected to free up more than 50 beds at the downtown shelter for single men and women. Give now to help open the center!

 

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