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East Austin Faith Based Support Organizations

  • Catholic Charities
    1817 East 6th Street
    Austin, TX 78702
    Hours of Operation Monday – Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
    Phone: 512-651-6100

  • Catholic Charities of Central TW  
    Office of Immigrant Concerns
    Phone: 512-494-0148

For the Love of Christi - Grief and Loss Support Group
Grief hurts - but you don't have to face it alone. Come and join our caring
                    community of those who can relate to the painful experience of losing a
                    cherished loved one. Through unity, compassion, and support, we are
                    able to help one another. Our support groups (and all of our services) are
                    completely free of charge. We're here to help.
                    (512) 467-2600

  • Hungry For God - Home For Young Men
    3504 Victorine Ln, Del Valle, TX  78617
    Non-profit Home for fatherless young men 17-24 years old, "Redirecting the lives of fatherless young men" Housed over 150 young men since 2003. Life skills, education, job, health, sustainability assistance. 501.3c faith based non-profit. web site donations.
    Phone: 512-731-3829

  • St John Community Center  
    Phone: 512-972-5780

  • Salvation Army - Social Services


East Austin Elderly Services

East Austin Children and Family Services

  • Any Baby Can Child and Family Resource Center
    1121 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
    Any Baby Can is a nonprofit in Austin, Texas that improves the lives of children by strengthening them and their families through education, therapy and family support services.
    (512) 454-3743 or 1-800-672-0238

  • Support Kids, INC  1-800-801-5437

  • Coats for Kids  
    Phone: 512-467-8982 ext 231

  • East Austin Neighborhood Center
    The neighborhood centers provide a variety of social services to low and moderate-income families in need.
    211 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702
    512-972-6650; Fax 512-972-6665
    Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Basic Needs

      Food pantry and bread distribution
      Clothes closet
      Child safety seats
      Notary services; assistance filling out forms and applications
      Employment information and referrals
      Information and referrals to community resources and case management


  • Latina Mami
    Helping Latina women and their families: clothes closet, platicas (discussions) on parenting/community organizing/health/business, weekly radio show, family cultural events, Wednesdays 8:30 - 12:30 or by appt
    Phone: (512) 494-7758

  • East Austin Wic site  
    Phone: 512-972-6680

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters,
    Phone: 512-472-5437


  • Casey Family Program
    5201 E Riverside Dr
    (512) 892-5890

  • Lifeline Family Enrichment
    7901 Cameron Rd. Bldg. 2, #327, Austin, TX  78754
    Children & Family Counseling.
    Monday-Thursday 6:00p-9:00p; Saturday 10:00a-4:00p
    Phone: 512.779.3539

  • The Pecan Springs Community Center
    East 51st. Street and Pecan Springs Road, Austin, TX 78723
    A community center and food pantry. Food Pantry 10AM-2PM 2nd &4th Sundays. "Shop without cash".

  • Project Hope
    PO Box 359, Manor, Tx 78653
    Social Service office of Manor ISD - Student and Family support. Homeless Liasion

  • Southwest Key Program, Inc.
    Non-profit organization provides community based services to
    at-risk youth and families.


East Austin Health Services

  • Creative Initiatives, (512) 834-8552
    AIDS Prevention, education, and referral

  • Children's Health Insurance -

  • Austin STD Testing for discreet, accurate std testing.

  • Austin Burn Support Group
    Support group for burn survivors and their families. To provide information, resources and support for survivors in the community.
    Last Saturday of each month
    Simpson United Methodist Church
    1701 East 12th Street
    Phone: 512-538-8550

East Austin Substance Abuse Services

    Phone:  472-HELP or toll free 1-866-693-6727.   
    Substance Abuse and Specialized Services

  • The Mitchie Mitchell Foundation
    6406 North IH 35 Ste. 2800A, Austin, Texas  78752
    The Mitchie Mitchell Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides academic scholarships to survivors and immediate family members of people injured or killed by drunk drivers. The foundation also provides educational support to schools, churches, city and state corporate entities on the impact of drunk driving on society.
    Phone: 512 420 0388

  • Gateway to Recovery
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Use, Abuse & Dependence
    Bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects
    Stages of Change & Recovery

East Austin Counseling Services

  • JourneyEase Counseling
    1507 Wilshire Blvd., Austin, TX  78722
    Counseling-Individual, Couples, Family. Giving Educational Seminars on Psychology and Theology
    Phone: 512-524-8406

  • Austin Solutions Psychotherapy
    1106 Clayton Ln. Ste. 528-W,
    Austin, TX   78723
    Phone: 512-928-1328
    Individual and Family Therapy- Child, Adolescent, Adult, Life Coaching
    Call to schedule a FREE 30-minute intake assessment

East Austin Creative Support

  • Esquina Tango
    209 Pedernales, Austin, TX  78702
    EsquinaTango Cultural Society of Austin is a non-profit organization striving to build a vibrant and diverse community in East Austin and beyond through culture, health, and dance, with an emphasis on Latino heritage, recreational tango and other Argentine traditions, fostering personal wellness, and promoting understanding of Latino culture.
    Phone: 512-524-2772

  • Imagine Art
    2001 East 12th St., Austin, TX  78702
    Imagine Art is a faith-based nonprofit organization helping artists with disabilities professionally access the arts. M-F 9am-4pm
    Phone: (512) 448-1840

  • Latinitas, Inc.
    PO Box 4284, Austin, TX 78765
    Latinitas publishes a bilingual webzine by and for Latina pre-teens and teenagers. The magazine is geared toward informing, entertaining and inspiring young Hispanic girls to grow into healthy, confident and successful women.
    Phone: 512.322.9947

  • Cultural Arts Division
    201 E. Second Street, Austin, TX 78701
    The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the economic development of arts and cultural industries.

East Austin Job Services

  • Lisa's Hope Chest  
    3110a Manor Rd

  • American GI Forum NVOP
    2211 S IH 35 Ste # 103, Austin, TX 78741
    Provides employment services for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
    Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday-Friday

East Austin Educational Services

  • Pip Start - Master Builder
    2830 Real Street, Austin, TX  78722
    Cultivating the heart and minds of young people while building impactful leaders through effective math and science instruction and strategic community transformation.
    Phone: 512-524-1836

East Austin Social Services - more

  • CADA
    1319 Rosewood Ave
    Austin, tx 78702
    Ph# 480-9556 or Ph# 480-9047
    Open Mon – Thur.  10am – 4pm

  • CARTS - Community Transit Service  
    Phone: 512-478-7433

  • Capital Area Food Bank

  • Community Tax Centers
    9 Locations in Austin, FREE tax preparation

  • Disability Advocacy & Claimant Representation Inc. DACR
    608 W. Oltorf, Austin,  TX   78704
    Local and national experience representing Social Security Disability claimants. DACR has offered pro bono services for qualifying clients in East Austin since August 2004.
    Phone: 440-0088

  • East Austin Family Pantry,

  • EmanciPET
    Pet spay and neuter clinic in Austin
    512-587-SPAY (7729)

  • Austin Rescue

  • FREE Writing Support - Resumes, letters,
    grant applications, brochures, books
    Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Carver Branch Library, Room 4
    5 pm - 8 pm
    Provided by the consultants of the UT Undergraduate Writing Center
  • FrontSteps
    Accepting donations to help the homeless
  • Green Doors Homeless Services
  • Literacy Austin  
    Phone: 512-478-7323
  • Multicultural Self-Esteem Academy
    The MSEA Youth Program provides educational, developmental, creative, cultural and recreational activities for at risk youth (ages 14-21).
    M-F 11am - 7pm
    Sat. 10am -6pm
    Phone: 512-762-3068
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Food Pantry  
    Phone: 512-478-7955
    Guess what: The Our Lady of Guadalupe food pantry has been named an “exceptional pantry” by the Capital Area Food Bank!!
    Who we serve: We serve the 78702 zip code and parishioners in need. We ask that first-time clients bring an id and a proof of address.
    When we are open: Tuesdays 1pm-4pm, Saturdays 10:30am-12pm,
    Where we are located: We are located at 1206 East 9th Street behind the parish offices.

  • United Way Capital Area
  • Workers Defense Project
    Workers Defense Project was founded in August 2002 by employees and volunteers of Casa Marianella, a local shelter, to address the problem of unpaid wages for Austin's low-wage workers. WDP is one of the few organizations in Texas working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers.
    5604 Manor Road, Austin, TX
    (512) 391-2305 
  • VSA Texas
    3710 Cedar St. #7, Austin, TX 78705
    VSA Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. We are dedicated to the mission of promoting the creative power in people with disabilities by working with all community members to facilitate full access to the cultural and educational arts.

    VSA Texas is a member of the international network of VSA arts, an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
    Phone: 512-454-9912
  • Young People of Destiny, Inc.
    17134 Ardisia Drive, Pflugerville, TX  78660
    Non-profit organization offering mentoring and leadership training high school students in Austin & surrounding area.
    Phone: 512-775-4753

East Austin Non-Profit Organizations

  • African American Men & Boys Harvest Foundation Inc.
    6633 Hwy 290 East Ste. 307, Austin, TX 78723

  • Beta Psi Omega of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc.
  • Austin Area Urban League
    (512) 478-7176

  • Girls Rock Austin
    Girls Rock Austin is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women of all backgrounds and abilities through musical education and performance.



  • Recovery, Inc. - Self-Help Mental Health Group
    Recovery, Inc. has helped people struggling with: stress and tension--depression and fatigue--anger and fears--anxiety and panic--feelings of helplessness or hopelessness--sleep problems and worry--and other emotional problems.
    Meetings held on Thursdays at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Administration Building, Room 204, 4800 Convict Hill Road
    Call (512) 233-0650

National Programs

Boy Scouts of America
7540 Ed Bluestein Blvd, Austin, TX 78723
                   (512) 926-6363
           - Capital Area Boy Scout Council



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