Mission & Vision
We empower women and their children to overcome homelessness for generations to come.
Saint Louise House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women and their children moving from homelessness to healthy, independent lives.
Saint Louise House is one organization among many that make up the continuum of care for people experiencing housing instability in Austin.
Our unique role is not only that we help single mothers and their children experiencing homelessness, but that we specifically help those women-led families who need more time and support than emergency shelters can provide, but who do not have the minimum income required to qualify for other housing programs.
We provide them stable housing and wraparound services with highly-individualized support that fosters education, financial stability, strong family relations, and healthy living leading to lifetime self-sufficiency.
Our organizational values of Empowerment, Personal Strengths, Simplicity, Humility and Effectiveness drive our program model of intense partnership that leads to the women and children of Saint Louise House developing skills to transform their own lives and reach their full potential.
Our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan for Saint Louise House emphasizes scaling program quality. In striving to serve the need in Austin’s growing community, our strategic growth involves pursuit of excellence at all levels of the organization – resource management, board leadership, operations, program delivery and outcomes for program participants.
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.
In an apartment-style housing environment, families are encouraged to be a part of our supportive community as they work or attend school. To achieve our mission of empowering women with children to overcome homelessness, we provide a housing and a program that includes case management, counseling, life skills training and employment services. Saint Louise House collaborates with our families, our partner organizations, our donors and volunteers to serve the most vulnerable of our community in their hour of need—and in the months and years that follow.