A huge thanks to Stacey Harrell for highlighting us in Austin Charity Examiner!
Here’s Stacey’s article below.
St. Louise House marks 10 years of success in Austin this September
St. Louise House is a shelter for homeless women and their children located in Austin, Texas and this year they will celebrate 10 years of service to our community. In that time they have assisted over 100 families.
St. Louise House opened its doors to five families in 2001 and with the grand opening of their new location in September they will be able to offer housing to 46 families. In addition to a roof over their head these families have access to counseling services, workshops that focus on life skills and a support system made up of other women who have faced homelessness themselves.
According to the Austin/Travis County Ending Community Homelessness Coalition there are more than 500 homeless families in Austin and 90% of those are headed up by single mothers. Most of these women have a limited education and have suffered some form of abuse. Helping these women get on their feet and build a life that allows them to provide for their family is the main goal of St. Louise House.
In order to qualify for one of the apartments run by St. Louise House an applicant must demonstrate that they have an income, have custody of their children, and can turn the electricity on in their own name. The ability to pay rent is required and that amount is based on their income.
St. Louise House has a proven track record with 90% of their residents leaving them with the skills and confidence to make it on their own. Read over their Success Stories to see for yourself what kind of women walk out of their doors.
Your support of this program is required so that they can continue the good work they do in our community. To make a donation follow this link. To learn about how you can volunteer at St. Louise House plan to attend their upcoming volunteer orientation session on August 27.