Keep Austin Housed: An AmeriCorps Project of Front Steps
The design of the Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project is to partner with social service agencies that serve the homeless population in Austin and to augment their case management programs by providing these agencies with AmeriCorps members to enhance their level of service delivery. AmeriCorps members assess for client needs, develop action plans to meet goals, and provide support to work with clients toward achieving their goals. Our project’s AmeriCorps members engage clients in a process that empowers them to obtain and/or maintain permanent affordable housing and improve personal stability through the development of effective life skills. In addition, members educate the community-at-large on issues related to homelessness and access the support of community volunteers and in-kind donations, and financial contributions.
Partner Agencies where members serve their term include: Front Steps, Caritas of Austin, Casa Marianella, Family Eldercare, Foundation for the Homeless, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, LifeWorks, Safe Place, and Trinity Center.
Front Steps Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps project is currently recruiting individuals interested in serving an 11 month AmeriCorps term to provide intensive mentoring and case management services to adults, families and youth who are experiencing, have formerly experienced, or are at-risk of experiencing homelessness in the Austin, Texas. For more information on Keep Austin Housed, and how to apply, please visit http://www.frontsteps.org/what-we-do/keep-austin-housed.