We Can End Youth Homelessness In Austin.

LifeWorks breaks cycles of instability by providing the support and services youth experiencing homelessness need to thrive.

Ending youth homelessness means that we have built a community system that ensures that youth homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring.

Helping young people in Austin become self‑sufficient prevents them from returning to homelessness as adults.

LifeWorks donors funded programs that helped reduce youth homelessness in Austin by 25% in 2018.

We will know we’ve reached our goal when youth homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.

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Donate now to end youth homelessness in Austin.

Make a One-Time Donation

From $5, all the way to infinity and beyond, any amount you're comfortable donating helps us get closer to ending youth homelessness in Austin.


Make a Monthly Donation

Monthly contributions, even as small as the cost of a cup of coffee, make a huge impact on the services and programs LifeWorks is able to provide.


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Make a one-time or recurring donation quickly and securely, right from your mobile phone. Text GIFT to 41444 and contribute anytime or from anywhere!

$1.1M Dollars Raised

Reaching our goal of $4.9 Million will eliminate youth homelessness in Austin and prevent it for years to come.

Your donation funds one of the most comprehensive housing and support programs for vulnerable youth in the country, including:

  • Housing Programs
  • Counseling Services
  • Education & Workforce Development

LifeWorks in the Community


A Way Home America

A national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people. In 2016, LifeWorks joined A Way Home America's 100 Day Challenge to house 50 youth in 100 days and succeeded.


The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) is an initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. In 2017, LifeWorks was awarded the YHDP grant by HUD.

Community Partners

LifeWorks is part of a formal collaboration between Caritas of Austin, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO), and SAFE Alliance to collectively end youth homelessness in Austin.