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The mission of Saint Louise House is to empower women with children to overcome homelessness in Central Texas. We do this by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services to homeless mothers and children in Austin.

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Phone Number:512-302-0027
Address:P.O. Box 150637
Austin, TX 78715
Saint Louise House continues to prove its success at empowering women with children to overcome homelessness in Austin, providing housing and essential services to homeless mothers and children with the goal of helping families develop long-term stability and self-sufficiency. During 2016, 10 entire families completed their transformational journey at Saint Louise House and proudly moved on to more independent lives. The Saint Louise House program currently serves 36 families and over 70 children. It is a place where women and their children are building their capabilities, building their network of support, and building their self-esteem through a process that focuses on their using their strengths, goal setting for growth, and planning for success. They learn to believe in themselves, believe in their own futures, and believe in their own abilities. As a family, they become transformed, ready, willing, and able to leave Saint Louise House and move on to lead successful lives. The program model is unique in the intensity of personal support it provides to its participants and the success it can achieve in changing the trajectory of the lives of homeless single mothers and their children, providing them the opportunity to create a successful future through access to income based, deeply affordable housing. That housing is combined with on-site and in-home support services that advance employability skills, financial competencies, health education, and parenting skills.
As experts in their own lives, our Saint Louise House families are treated with dignity, respect and trust while being supported on their journey of change. Since our founding in 2000, we have served over 150 families and over 300 children. Through Saint Louise House, families have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and transform their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Impact Statement

Saint Louise House was founded in 2000 to address the drastic shortage of safe housing and supportive services for homeless women and children. We provide deeply affordable and supportive housing for low-income homeless women and their children with the goal of helping families develop long-term stability.

Needs Statement

$25 provides one night of a place to call home for someone who would otherwise be completely homeless.

$50 could buy
"Saint Louise House made me feel like I mattered. I felt like finally I have a partner. For the first time, I felt like I wasn't alone." - Saint Louise House Mother

"Coming to our furnished apartment [at Saint Louise House] gave me hope and faith for a new beginning with my children. When we arrived, there was a warm dinner on the apartment table; that was a big thing, and it brought tears to my eyes. You get a nice bed, food to eat, even flowers to smell and enjoy on your table. I felt it was too good to be true. I could not believe that there were people who would put a home together for families who lost everything." - Saint Louise House Mother

"I want to thank everyone who helps to fund this wonderful program. I am also very thankful for staff in the program who are always very nice, helpful and kind to me and my family. Thank you." - Saint Louise House Mother

"I felt glorious when they showed us the apartment! The apartment set up was beautiful, the kids were so happy-they were running around back and forth inside the apartment, saying it was beautiful, there was just so much space! I like my home because I feel very independent. I have my own home. I have a sense of tranquility, comfort, and liberation." - Saint Louise House mother

"Living here at Saint Louise House has made life so much easier. Not only for my mom, but for the family. The hardships that we were going through affected me, my personality, and even my grades. There wasn't really a place where I could study with peace and quiet. Simply, my grades were slipping and affecting me from being the best I could be in school. Once my mom told me we were eligible to get an apartment at Saint Louise House, I felt so relieved. Saint Louise House made us feel right at home. They took us in and made sure we were all ok and provided us with anything we needed. I had my own room again, which made me feel a lot more comfortable. I was able to study now because of the peaceful environment. My grades started to rise back up, and I eventually made it to the top of the 2nd quarter of my class! I felt accomplishment simply because I thought I wasn't going to be able to achieve as much because of our situation, but after my family felt at ease, I realized that much more good will come our way if we just open the doors. Every holiday was as special as ever. This is an example of how the world should be, helping each other out when someone is down. That's what creates success. I will be headed to college this fall, and in four years I will come back with a computer science bachelor degree. I thank Saint Louise House for all they have done and much more. My family and I love you all dearly." - Jeremy, age 17, left Saint Louise House in Fall 2013 for his first semester in college

Match Amount

Double the impact of your contribution!! Saint Louise House has received a commitment for matching funds up to $12,100 to support services to our households with disabilities...letting us apply your contribution where it is most needed! Many of our families face the additional challenges presented by living with physical or mental disabilities. In addition to the case management, employment, life skills and other support services we provide to all families, Saint Louise House connects families living with disabilities to the resources they need to increase their ability to live self-sufficiently. We have a match from the Texas Foundations Fund for the first $12,100 raised through Amplify Austin 2017, so donate now and double the impact of your contribution!