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.
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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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:
Our Housing programs help youth in breaking through the barriers in access to housing that they must overcome. LifeWorks provides housing along with other support services and programming that youth experiencing homelessness need to live independently and self‑sufficiently.
Our Counseling community-based services provide crucial support for youth working toward self-sufficiency. Our peer support program is one of the most requested programs by our clients. Peers are staff with lived experiences who are paired with clients with similar lived experiences, which creates a sense of relatability and trust. We embrace healing centered engagement.
Our Education programs help clients earn or complete their
High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate — commonly known as a GED.
There are also life skills training course opportunities for clients to build the
knowledge needed in health and safety, transportation, and more.
Our Workforce programs have staff specifically focused on identifying and assisting with employment opportunities of interest to our clients and work with clients to ensure employment success.
Our campaign is part of a nationwide movement to make youth homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.
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.
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.