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…empowering women with children to overcome homelessness

We believe every mother deserves the chance to provide a safe and loving home for her children.
 
Saint Louise House provides housing and essential services in Austin to women with children who are experiencing homelessness.  Our goal is for families to stay together and develop long-term stability and self-sufficiency. 
 
While living at Saint Louise House, women connect with on-site support and participate in case management with our licensed social workers to advance employability skills, financial competencies, health and education.    As the experts in their own lives, our Saint Louise House families are treated with dignity, respect and trust while being supported on their journey toward change.  With these supportive services in place, families have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and transform their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
 
We believe that providing affordable housing alone is not enough.  We believe in providing a pathway to a better life.

WHAT’S NEW

WHAT’S NEW AT SAINT LOUISE HOUSE

2 days ago

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Good news to start your week: The supportive community that is Saint Louise House goes beyond volunteers and donors supporting Saint Louise House families - the families also support each other. It was a joy to hear that last weekend a group of Saint Louise House teens were knocking on doors asking mothers if they had any trash that needed to be taken to the dumpsters. We love that our teens take initiative to support their community. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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During the summer months, we often get asked if the children living at Saint Louise House go to camp. The answer is yes! Saint Louise House works diligently to acquire scholarships for children who have particular camp interests. Additionally, many camps in the area strive to be accessible to all children. This summer, children have been able to attend Austin Sunshine Camps, El Ranchito Camp, Creative Action, YMCA of Austin summer camps and more. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Another way Saint Louise House is unique among housing programs is its long-term support. Most programs have time limits of 18 to 24 months. At Saint Louise House, families have the time they need to achieve their long-term self-sufficiency goals and overcome the revolving door of homelessness forever. Most families are able to graduate to healthy, independent lives within four years. Learn more at saintlouisehouse.org/supportive-housing/ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Did you know that we have a little garden at Saint Louise House? In the past few years, we have had trouble keeping our vegetables alive because of the heat. Recently, one of our Empowerment Partners has taken responsibility for making sure the plants get water and care, and the children love to help her with this responsibility. Last week, a few children helped to plant pumpkins and harvest green beans. They were so excited to show their mothers the fruits of their labor! The children watered the garden happily saying, "Grow! Grow and be happy!" ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Good news to start your week: After moving into her new home at Saint Louise House, a mother told her Empowerment Partner that she sat in her children's room and cried after she got her keys. She said, "This is what home feels like." Thank you for creating stable and warm homes for families moving from poverty to stability. ... See MoreSee Less

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