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A New Entry, Inc.
On a daily basis, we are turning individuals away who are in desperate need of substance use treatment and/or Recovery supportive housing services. Our goal is to raise funds to assist us in providing services for those who may not have the resources to receive the service that can literally be lifesaving. Many of our clients and/or Veterans are battling dual diagnosis, homelessness and/or poverty, which is keeping them trapped in the cycle of addiction. Fundraising allows us to stop turning individuals away and start igniting hope, passion and purpose into their life so they can become active and productive members of the Austin Community. We are currently constructing a new women's treatment program both for Veterans and non-veterans that we hope to launch in the next 60-90 days. Funds donated will assist in the development of this program. Our long-term goal is to purchasing property in the Austin area in order to expand our services and allow us to provide varied services on one campus.Learn more >
A World For Children
Every minute of every day, Texas children fall victim at the hands of their parents. They are abused, neglected, and mistreated in ways that the general public cannot begin to imagine. The children enter the doors of A World For Children foster homes with terror, uncertainty, physical scars, and emotional trauma. A World For Children's foster parents, along with the 24-hour support of A World For Children's staff, spend every day changing uncertainty into undying stability, mending physical injuries, and providing in-depth treatment for emotional trauma. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, A World For Children contracts with and is licensed by the State of Texas to provide foster and foster-to-adopt services for abused and neglected children across the State. At A World For Children, we pride ourselves on being more than simply a corporation-we're one big extended family.Learn more >
Accessible Housing Austin!
AHA! is the only housing non-profit in Austin led by members of the disability community whose mission is to provide affordable, accessible, integrated (AAI) housing for low-income people with disabilities. We provide housing all over Austin to a diverse range of Austinites with disabilities, including adults and children with mobility impairments, visual impairment, chronic illness, and other physical and emotional disabilities. AHA! believes that we all deserve to live in homes that are not only safe and decent but that allow us to exercise our rights to independence and dignity, that we can afford, and that allow our children and us to participate in our neighborhoods. AHA! is working to construct AHA! at Briarcliff, a 27-unit apartment complex just north of the Mueller development. We recently rehabilitated a duplex in South Austin for two low-income households, one for a person with severe mobility impairments and the other for a veteran with traumatic brain injury, in partnership with the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and the City of Austin. Additionally we are always working to expand the footprint of accessible, affordable, integrated housing by purchasing properties in all parts of the city.Learn more >
African American Youth Harvest Foundation
2016 was a great year for AAYHF! We celebrated our 10th year of service to the Austin community with our Changing the Story Gala which drew 400 attendees and featured Dr. Cornel West as our keynote speaker. We received the Dell Youth Learning grant and we were chosen to be the non-profit of choice for the Google Gives Back holiday campaign and Robert Smith of Vista Equity Partners gave AAYHF youth a private night at the Trail of Lights. We received new technology equipment made possible through funding from Dell, KDK-Harman Foundation, Seawell Elam Foundation, Walmart, Rackspace, the Mitte Foundation, Applied Materials and the Webber Foundation. We hosted 5 free conferences for the entire family. We partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin on their Jobs Plus grant and SAFE Alliance to combat dating violence. Our digital media program, Krew 12, filmed PSA's for the Austin Police Department and Manor ISD. We were recognized by State Representative Dawnna Dukes, received funding for our SHIFT Ascension (restorative justice) program from Austin ISD for the fourth year in a row and launched our Youth and Family Health and Wellness Center offering free mental health and substance abuse counseling.Learn more >
AIDS Services of Austin
In the HIV and AIDS field, the landscape changes constantly. Each year brings new medical advancements, helping people live longer, healthier lives with HIV. However, as the number of people affected by HIV grows, ASA's services become even more in demand. Throughout the past 26 years serving Central Texans, we've learned to get one step ahead of the curve, always staying informed and anticipating where the highest need will be in the months or years ahead. We founded the first dental clinic for people living with HIV, and helped volunteers pioneer the groundbreaking Octopus Club fundraising model, which raised its two millionth dollar this year. The past few years have seen renewed hope as research into cures and vaccines has made incredible breakthroughs. But approaching HIV treatment and prevention requires not just medical insight, but social and behavioral foresight. In Texas, the rate of new HIV infections has been increasing, and over the past two years, 40% of new infections has been youth ages 15-29. With our expanding youth space at the Q Austin and new "Camp Q" messaging, ASA was ready to tackle this trend, reaching young people in new, innovative ways. These trends demonstrate the value of our responsibility to the community. However, we cannot help our community without the help of our community. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Hill Country Ride, a cornerstone of fellowship and support in Austin. 2014 also marks the 21st anniversary of Viva, benefiting the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP). Like many of our programs, CAALP was created in response to an immediate need, particularly for people faced with difficult medical decisions, financial hardship, end-of-life concerns, and even discrimination. Through ASA's proven programs and services, we predict and tackle each new challenge as it comes along. We work daily to identify future issues that affect the wellbeing of our clients. And as always, we rely on your continued support to serve the needs of a growing population.Learn more >
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society relies on more than 100 years of evidence and proven results to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, service, and advocacy. There's hardly a person or family who hasn't benefited, directly or indirectly, from our work to eliminate cancer - all cancers - as a major health problem. From prevention and early detection guidelines and breakthrough cancer therapies to the support and understanding response of a cancer information specialist or volunteer driver on the way to a cancer treatment, people in Central Texas are benefitting everyday from programs and services delivered because of you. The Society has contributed to the over 20% decline in cancer deaths in the past 2 decades, preventing more than 1.5 million cancer deaths. When we began the fight against cancer, the disease was a death sentence. Today, 2 out of 3 people are surviving for five years or more! We need your help to make it 3 out of 3. Everything the American Cancer Society does benefits everyone in our community. The American Cancer Society provides the funds for cutting-edge research being done right here in Austin and nationwide that can lead to better treatments for people in your neighborhood. We advocate for better laws to help people in our state threatened by cancer. We are providing people with free information and services-when they need it and where they need it.Learn more >
2016 was a busy year for American Gateways! We celebrated a number of significant pro bono victories, including several asylum wins, expanded services to include Waco and McLennan County, and started a new legal program to provide education and assistance to unrepresented respondents at the San Antonio Immigration Court. We also became proud members of the Texas Here to Stay Coalition and have been working tirelessly to offer training and one-one-one consultations to immigrants throughout Austin. This year, American Gateways need your help more than ever. As attacks on immigrants and refugees increase, we stand ready to support our immigrant community with educational resources and outstanding legal services. Your support ensures that we can continue to advocate for our clients and for the rights of immigrants everywhere!Learn more >
American Red Cross of Central Texas
For more than 100 years, dedicated Red Cross volunteers have helped the Central Texas community through disaster relief, service to the armed forces, international services, and CPR/first aid training. When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross springs into action. Whether it's a home fire, flood or other natural disaster, local volunteers respond at all hours of the day to provide shelter, food, clothing, blankets and comfort to help the impacted families. This year, the American Red Cross Serving Central Texas is more focused than ever on reducing deaths and injuries caused by home fires through the "Home Fire Campaign". We know that a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half. In January 2017 alone we installed more than 1500 smoke alarms in homes that needed them, and educated each of these families on fire safety and prevention.Learn more >
Based in Austin, Texas, American YouthWorks offers two primary programs: Youthbuild Austin and Texas Conservation Corps. YouthBuild Austin (AYW-YB) offers young adults (ages 16-24) the opportunity to complete their education by earning a high school diploma or GED. Students also simultaneously receive career training and certification in computer technology, healthcare, or the green jobs sector. In addition, YouthBuild provides customized support services, including: counseling, basic needs assistance (such as shelter, toiletries, child care, health care, etc.), graduate support, college readiness, and a re-entry track for young people exiting the criminal justice system. AYW-YB students enter the program disconnected from education and employment; most are low-income and face a variety of barriers to reconnecting, including homelessness, pregnancy or single-parenting, involvement in the criminal justice or foster care systems, bullied LGBTQ youth, and young people with mental health issues and/or learning disabilities. AYW-YB case managers and teachers provide wrap-around services in addition to education and career training to ensure that students have the support needed to achieve their goals. American YouthWorks also hosts a program called Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC). Each year TxCC engages more than 100 diverse young people in conservation and disaster relief efforts. Members primarily work within state and national parks, as well as on protected lands. Last year, TxCC members served on 126 conservation projects across the Southwest. TxCC's Emergency Response Team serves during the initial phases of disaster relief. Last year, TxCC offered direct assistance to 685 survivors, provided mitigation services to 1,431 individuals, and leveraged the help of 10,731 volunteers at the disaster sites. We are so proud of our young people who consistently strive to better themselves and their community!Learn more >
Annunciation Maternity Home
In 2016, Annunciation Maternity Home launched a Master Expansion Plan for our 23 acres of land. Phase I of this plan is to expand our existing adult house by six bedrooms and expand our Infant Development Center to a stand alone building on our campus with the capacity to serve 60 children. This expansion is a direct response to the 500+ calls we receive annually from young mothers in our community who are in need of housing and support services to find a new beginning.Learn more >
Any Baby Can
In 2016, we impacted more than 6,000 families. Our staff is composed of 90 professionals: 33 percent hold Master's degrees, 38 percent are professionally licensed, and 56 percent are bilingual. We are well-qualified to aid families in our community, and with your help we can serve even more in the future. We assist: • Children with chronic illnesses • Children with developmental delays • Children with hearing loss • Children with cancer • First-time pregnant women • Parents seeking parenting skills • Women with postpartum depression Any Baby Can programs offer: • Case management • Home-visitation services • Patient advocacy • Crisis assistance • Community resourcesLearn more >
Art From The Streets
With the tremendous success of last year's Annual Show, Art From the Streets is excited about what 2017 has to offer! • We will host our 25th Annual Homeless Art Show & Sale on December 2nd and 3rd at the Austin Convention Center. We look forward to our return to this spectacular venue that generously accommodates the huge array of artwork produced by our homeless and at-risk artists, as well as the visitors who come to meet them and view their work. • Our online Gallery continues to grow, eventually creating the opportunity for all of our participating artists to earn year-round income through the sale of their work. Check it out! www.artfromthestreets.org • We produce a calendar, T-shirts, tote bags and a beautiful set of greeting cards featuring the work of some of our most talented artists, for sale at our annual show. • We continue to increase art sales for the public throughout the year. In 2016 we had shows and sold artwork in the EAST and WEST Studio Tour, Jewish Community Center, Vintage Villa's, St. Davids Episcopal Church and are eager to have future shows in 2017 in the Austin community. • We are partnering with local museums to give our artists tours of exhibits for inspiration and education. Our artists enjoyed a tour of Laguna Gloria and The Blanton Museum in 2016 and we look forward to future enrichments opportunities in our community.Learn more >
Asian Family Support Services of Austin
AFSSA proudly serves immigrant and refugee survivors of violence that come to us from the Asian diaspora. As increasing geopolitical conflict drives more people from their homelands, we will serve them also. Beginning in 1992, we've been the steward of thousands of stories from the Asian community. Amongst the stories of tragedy, sexual assault, and domestic violence, we also have the privilege of seeing unbelievable resilience, strength, and hope. Our clients are amazing, strong women and children who have come to AFSSA seeking freedom from violence and a better life. Given the geo-political uncertainty of 2017, we expect a growing number of sexual assault survivors accessing our services. In anticipation, we are mobilizing our staff and the community, rolling up our sleeves to shore up some of our programs in the following ways: • Children who are exposed to violence need specialized services. We just hired a Child/Parent Advocate to provide the holistic, specialized support these children need to heal; • Survivors of sexual assault or domestic abuse need supportive advocates to accompany them to SANE nurse exams where injuries are documented and evidence of sexual assault is collected. We are building stronger community partner collaborations to immediately address the complex and time-sensitive needs of sexual assault survivors; • Survivor's needs are two-fold. They need the immediate crisis intervention and support services we offer, but for their long-term happiness and ability to provide for themselves and their families they need long-term supportive services. Our Economic Empowerment program offers basic life-skills services, job attainment, and education. Thanks to our new City of Austin partnership, we've been able to add additional staffing; and • Our Transitional Housing program will provide more safe homes for families getting back on their feet. These are just a few of the steps we're taking to better serve the citizens of Central Texas and ensure a safe and welcoming community. We hope you join us during Amplify Austin to offer continued support to families and individuals seeking freedom from violence. MORE ABOUT US AFSSA understands the diverse cultural and language needs of immigrant survivors, and offer ourselves as a resource for newly settled and established families seeking a path towards living in peace and safety. We are vigilant in providing trauma-informed programs that include therapeutic counseling for adults and children, advocacy, rape crisis services, legal advocacy, housing, and more. Always mindful of the multiple layers of trauma and possible re-traumatization that our clients' endure, we focus on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual effects of their experiences. For more information go to http://www.afssaustin.orgLearn more >
Assistance League of Austin
We are expanding our program to serve a larger pool of students who attend schools that specify uniform-style clothing (usually khaki pants or skirts and polo-style shirt). These schools serve at-risk and underserved students. In the 2015-2016 school year, we provided a school wardrobe to more than 6,755 children in grades PK-12.Learn more >