LifeWorks is a fierce advocate for youth and families seeking self-sufficiency by offering housing, counseling, and education & workforce programs.
Join us tonight for an important conversation about the affordable housing bond on the #ATX ballot this November. Meet your neighbors, speak to housing experts, and learn more about the positive impact affordable housing has on our community.…
Join us tomorrow for an important conversation about the affordable housing bond on the #ATX ballot this November. Meet your neighbors, speak to housing experts, and learn more about the positive impact affordable housing has on our community. Register:
Please consider sharing this new @nctsn resource: Why Don't They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure. This offers info about teen sexual assault disclosure and why teens don't disclose sexual assault.
Looking forward to our continued partnership! See you in February!…
We’re celebrating the freedom to read at @LibFoundATX’s #BannedBooks Bash at @AustinPublicLib! We’ll be reading from 1 of 8 challenged books, along with other Austin orgs. Plus libations, snacks & rebellious spirit! Tickets here:
AISD teachers like Jessica cannot afford to live in or near the communities they educate. Proposition A - the Affordable Housing Bond - will fund programs that can help Austin teachers build stability. #VoteYayforPropA
Retired Veteran Lorenzo Rivera was unsafe living in his own home. Now, because of local home repair programs, his home will finally be safe. The Affordable Housing Bond can help us preserve more homes for seniors like Lorenzo. #VoteYayforPropA.
Meet the Campsey family. The Campsey's are just one of the thousands of examples of why we need to pass the Affordable Housing Bond this November -- we need to protect families who fall on hard times. #VoteYayforPropA.
Is there something your teen would like to get off their chest, but maybe not necessarily to you? Guide them to attend our free Teen Counseling Group! We meet every Tuesday, and it is a safe space for conversation.
September is the month we've selected to kickoff our Diaper Drive, benefitting the @Austindiapers! We'll be sharing ways you can donate to help provide a reliable source of diapers to parents in our community.
Have you made plans to join us for tomorrow's Teen Counseling Group?
Our youth are still in need of back to school basics, like pens/pencils, notebook paper, binders & markers. Our GED program equips youth with the education, but some just need a little more help getting the supplies they need. Please drop any donations at 3700 S 1st Street!
Everyone knows Austin is in a Housing Crisis which is why we need to pass a historic Affordable Housing Bond this November. We need to help our neighbors like WWII Veteran Richard Overton. #VoteYayforPropA
Join our livestream of the @keepatxafford Community Conversation here:… #VoteYayforPropA
#ATX is in a housing crisis. Our neighbors are struggling to create stability simply because they cannot afford a place to call home. Join us Tuesday at 6 p.m. to learn more about the bond on the November ballot. Free registration: #VoteYayforPropA
LifeWorks has formed a coalition w/ non-profits like Foundation Communities, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Austin Habitat for Humanity, and Caritas of Austin, whose clients all have a stake in the change the Affordable Housing Bond can create for our community. Join us Tuesday!
Earlier this week, pre-school students at the University of Texas Child Development Center assembled care canisters for distribution to those experiencing homelessness in the city. Thank you to Mrs. Desiree's and Mrs. Kara's class for your help! #ThankfulThursday
We have #LifeWorksPRIDE! Join us Saturday at the Austin Pride Parade! We are lineup #106 & staging between 11th and 14th Streets; join us in line by 7:30 p.m, parade @ 8! In honor of this weekend's parade, enjoy this #waybackwednesday video!
Students from all over town are gearing up to go back to school, which means finding the perfect backpack, notebooks and pens/pencils to enter the classroom in style. While you're out shopping, please consider picking up some items we've got on Back to School our wish list.
We're committed to ending youth homelessness by 2020, and know that the City is behind us! Nothing is impossible with the right solutions.…
Executive Director, Susan McDowell, joins @DecibelAtx and @atxecho for today’s #capitalcoffeetalk with @JudyMaggioTV. ECHO’s Summer Meeting will focus on #ATX Action Plan to End Homelessness.
We enjoyed meeting with you, Neal. See you back in #ATX soon!…
Your support of one of our fantastic partners is raising money for LifeWorks! Sign up with @barkandzoom's #ZoomClub and $1 for every sign up goes to LifeWorks! Their fundraising campaign ends July 20. Sign up to become a Zoom Club member here:
RT @MSDF_Foundation: #Fosteryouth who #ageout of care are more likely to become homeless and lack employment. Watch Desirae's story and lea…
Summertime means maximum freedom for your kids, but not minimal oversight for you. Nearly 40% more kids will try alcohol on an average summer day. Try to organize supervised activities for your kids all summer long.
On this #ThankfulThursday, we'd like to share our photo album from Second Chance Prom. Thank you to those who donated dresses, suits, belts and accessories as well as to those who donated their time, talents and treasures to ensure a great event!
Today is the day! Youth will be primping and prepping starting at noon. Doors open for prom at 6:30 p.m., at @hustontillotsonuniversity!
At this same time tomorrow evening, youth attending Second Chance Prom will experience, for the first time, what many of us know so well as a sendoff from our high school years.
Today is the day to get any Second Chance Prom donations over to our east site at 825 Pleasant Valley Road. We'll be there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., organizing all of the donations that have come in so far. Less than 24 hours to go!
Tomorrow is the last day to drop off your clothing donations - we're still looking for women's and men's dress shoes, belts and formal attire. Stop by our east side location 825 Pleasant Valley Road between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., to drop off your items.
We're only three days away from Second Chance Prom! Prom is a rite of passage for many teenagers and signifies the end of their high school years. Our goal is recreate this feeling for youth who will be attending this event - we have a great day planned!
Saturdays are for arranging your closet! If you're in the middle of a summer purge, consider donating your dress shoes (men's and women's), belts, and formal attire to us for Second Chance Prom. You can drop off your items at our east side location on 6/26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Over the next few days, we'll be posting throwback pictures of our staff members attending their prom. Help us create memories like this for the youth who will experience prom for the first time next Wednesday. Our Second Chance Prom wish list is here:
Watch this morning’s @weareaustin segment to learn more about how you can support our Second Chance Prom, coming up next week!…
We’re here with @TrevorScottATX at @weareaustin this morning to talk about next week’s Second Chance Prom! Watch us live at 9:28!
We’re still at Kendra Scott on S. Congress until 8. Twenty-percent of proceeds will go to LifeWorks to support our Second Chance Prom!
A rally for affordable housing took place this morning, where Gage boldly kicked off the event by sharing his story of his transition from experiencing homelessness to finding housing through LifeWorks’ apartments. #atx #affordablehousing
Join us Thursday @ 6 p.m., for sweets, sips and jewels at the @KendraScott Gives Back Event, where 20% of proceeds will go back to LifeWorks! This benefits our Second Chance Prom - an event geared toward our youth who have never been afforded the opportunity to attend a prom.
LifeWorks is excited to be a part of this years AIGA Austin Changemaker series along with Foundation for the Homeless and Texas Appleseed! Learn more here -->…
LifeWorks is excited to be a part of this years AIGA Austin Changemaker series along with Foundation for the Homeless and Texas Appleseed! Learn more here -->…
RT @aigaaustin: The AIGA Austin Changemaker team is beyond excited to announce this year's Changemaker Organizations - LifeWorks Austin, Fo…
RT @TexasCampaign: A big thanks to @LifeWorksAustin for inviting us to speak to their team about minor confidentiality.…
We're so glad to have you as part of our Legacy Circle, Shannon! We'll see you soon.…
You've got to try the Al Pastor at @Via313Pizza. It's available on Detroit or Bar Style dough, and topped with house-made pork al pastor, charred pineapple, and finished with fresh white onion and cilantro. $1 from every Al Pastor sold this month goes to LifeWorks! #pizza
There's still time to participate in the @amuricaphoto fundraiser! Ten percent of their #ATX sales will go to LifeWorks at the end of the month! Check out for booking.
A big thank you to all of the volunteers from @CharlesSchwab for helping with grounds keeping and beautification along a trail on our property this morning. #Schwab4Good
Second Chance Prom is coming up next month @HustonTillotson! To make their night truly special, our youth are in need of some important Wish List items. Take a look at the items and see if you've got anything that would be a welcome addition to our donations.
RT @MSDF_Foundation: #Fosteryouth Desirae talks about @LifeWorksAustin’s open-door policy to helping #fosterkids aging out of care. https:/…
Our REAL Talk Program Director, Sara Reeves, will lead a session at tomorrow's @HYP_Austin Conference. Sara will share resources and tools on how to create and maintain a supportive team culture for those working in youth-serving programs. We know you'll do a great job, Sara!
RT @akaesny: How @LifeWorksAustin improved client service with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the #Cloud #MSDyn365 http…
We're in the running for a $5K donation from @Navigant, but we need your help! Vote for LifeWorks by this Wednesday, May 16, at 5 p.m., here:
You've got dinner plans tonight! Join us from 4-8 p.m., for our Second Chance Prom Fundraiser. Second Chance Prom is an event for students in our GED and HOME programs, who didn't get the chance to attend prom!
We have a special team of case managers who meet and work w/ young adults who have aged out of the foster care system but who are not yet 21. Our After Care Transition Services (ACTS) team builds on unique strengths and connects clients w/ community. #NationalFosterCareMonth
As Mother's Day approaches, LifeWorks offers various support services for all kinds of moms, with a special focus on young parents and youth in foster care. Our Chief Human Resources Officer explains why she chose to become a foster mom. @MSDF_Foundation…
Today is #ThankAYouthWorkerDay! Our staff are sometimes the closet resource to youth seeking services from LifeWorks. Their compassion, collaboration, and confidence shine every day. Please join us in thanking our amazing staff!
RT @vcfo: vcfo was a part of an exciting event this past Saturday, moving a @LifeWorksAustin youth into his new apartment. Our staff collec…
Get ready to satisfy your burrito fix and roll on over to the Chipotle on N. Lamar to help support our Second Chance Prom event coming up this June. Second Chance Prom is an opportunity for youth in our GED and HOME program to experience Prom.
The month of May is dedicated as National Foster Care Awareness Month. LifeWorks is proud to offer a series of support programs for youth who are placed into a foster care environment or have a history of of being in foster care. #NFCM2018
One out of five children have a diagnosable mental health need. Join state agencies, mental health organizations and the local community for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day! This event is free and open to the public. Register here-->
LifeWorks Teen Group Counseling provides unique opportunities to be with others who share similar experiences. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please call (512) 735-2430 to register or get more information.
Our Director of Major Gifts, Llyas Salahud-Din, was honored last night by @Lead_Austin as an Ascendant Alumnus for his work in leading our community and demonstrating Leadership Austin’s core values. Congratulations, Llyas! We are so proud of you!
Our Director of Major Gifts, Llyas Salahud-Din, was honored last night by @Lead_Austin as an Acendant Alumnus for his work in leading our community and demonstrating Leadership Austin’s core values. Congratulations, Llyas! We are so proud of you!
Our Executive Director, Susan McDowell, represents LifeWorks at a press conference today announcing the results of the 2018 Point in Time count - a physical count of the number of homeless men and women in ATX. We stand ready w/ our partners to end youth homelessness by 2020.
LifeWorks is honored to be the selected non-profit for today’s @WeirdHomesTour!…
Today is the day! We are so grateful to everyone who bought tickets to the Weird Homes Tour or volunteered as a Wrangler for today’s event! You will find LifeWorks stickers and informational postcards at every home. Keep Austin Weird, y’all!…
Happy Volunteer Recognition Day! We are so grateful for the many volunteers who contribute to our programs and help make the mission of LifeWorks happen! From serving meals to tutoring in our GED program, our volunteers are integral and much appreciated!
RT @JaneOnFOX7: The @WeirdHomesTour is this Saturday around #Austin from 10am-6pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $30 and proceeds benefi…
RT @Austinpublisher: I had the honor of attending on Wednesday the Annual Luncheon benefiting @LifeWorksAustin. I join them proudly in thei…
We have hundreds of people here who are invested in the LifeWorks mission. Thank you! #buildinguplifeworks
We’re celebrating the 2018 Lunch for LifeWorks today! #buildinguplifeworks
Last week, LifeWorks celebrated the construction of The Works II, which will provide 29 units of affordable, supported housing for youth and young adults. We are proud to celebrate this milestone together, as our community works to End Youth Homelessness in Austin by 2020.
Consent is about always choosing to respect personal and emotional boundaries. By practicing consent in everyday situations, you show that you value the choices of others. Read more about everyday consent here and what it means --> #SAAM
RT @WeirdHomesTour: We are VERY proud to have a partnership with @LifeWorksAustin this year. Excited to invest in their #affordablehousing…
RT @mitscoots: Great work Life Works is doing for homeless youth exiting foster care system here in Austin! Helping…
April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. Learn about recognizing the signs of child abuse here -->
RT @blantonmuseum: Next month, @WeirdHomesTour provides a chance to peek behind some beautiful and unusual doors in #Austin. Learn more ab…
"LifeWorks is preparing to build 29 units of affordable housing at its East Austin campus adjacent to a complex with 45 units, built back in 2014." Read more about our groundbreaking ceremony for The Works II below!
How you talk about sexual assault matters! When you stand up for survivors of sexual violence, you send a powerful message that you believe and support them. Learn more about how you can embrace your voice here --> #SAAM #EmbraceYourVoice
Tomorrow is the Beyond the Grade Spring Concert! Beyond the Grade works closely with LifeWorks Residential youth and continues to support our mission. It's only a $10 suggested donation to attend. More information here -->
RT @TXAllianceCFS: Congrats to @LifeWorksAustin on your groundbreaking to build housing for homeless youth and young adults in #Austin & Ce…
RT @SpecNewsATX: Each year, there are an estimated 1,600 kids and teens without a home in Austin. @LifeWorksAustin has a mission to end you…
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year, LifeWorks is focusing on how everyone can embrace their voice to become agents of change. We will be posting resources to help you learn more every Friday through April. Stay tuned! Learn more: #SAAM
This year, a portion of the ticket sales from the @WeirdHomesTour on April 21 will support LifeWorks. Come support our mission while visiting the homes of fellow Austinites. We hope to see you out there! #KeepAustinWeird Buy your ticket here -->
Thank you @StDavidsFDN for your Amplify Austin match of $9,656! LifeWorks received $39,692 for Amplify Austin earlier this month through individual philanthropy and with this match, our total is increased to $49,348! We are so grateful!
A huge thank you to @DPRConstruction and @KendraScott for joining us for some volunteer grounds maintenance work last week! We couldn’t have done it without you! Your hard work and enthusiasm for our mission inspires us!
RT @HoneymoonGondol: RT: TXAllianceCF: Susan McDowell, CEO @LifeWorksAustin testifying today about barriers to youth self sufficiency and n…
LifeWorks is thrilled to be a part of this year's swagless activation at the @CapitalOneATX House for #SXSW. Make sure to stop by, check out our section, and vote for us! Thank you Capital One for your continued support! #SXSW18
LifeWorks is thrilled to be a part of this year's swagless activation at the @CapitalOneATX House for SXSW. Make sure to stop by, check out our section, and vote for us! Thank you Capital One for your continued support!
RT @clifford_yee: Nice job @CapitalOne & @YourFutureEdge to help Austin community #nonprofits @LifeWorksAustin @DFSAustinTX & @BGCAustin du…
Thank everyone who contributed to our Cold Weather Shelter this winter. Over 100 stays were recorded and youth who would have otherwise spent the night outdoors were provided with a meal and warm place to sleep. Thank you again for your continued support!
Calling all chefs! We are in need of meals for approximately 20 youth every week. For more details and to sign up for a date, please visit Drop-Off Location: LifeWorks 835 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702
RT @awayhomeamerica: .@RRIImpact #100DayChallengeAccepted created shared responsibility, says @atxecho @LifeWorksAustin - which now allow…
In honor of International Women's Day, we would like to share the upcoming event, Girl Advocacy Day, happening March 13th and hosted by @Girls_EN! More information here--> Register here -->
RT @Girls_EN: Join GEN at Girl Advocacy Day! Girl Advocacy Day inspires youth to be civically engaged and helps them develop... https://t…
Thanks to your support, so far for Amplify Austin, we have raised: $25,965!!! We only have $3,035 more to raise to reach our goal of $29,000 in celebration of the 29 new apartment units we are building at the Works II. Support LifeWorks here -->
RT @thebeatatx: Happy Amplify Austin Day! A day dedicated to benefiting local Austin nonprofits and fundraisers! One of those being @LifeWo…
The time is now! You have 24-hours to give back through #AmplifyATX! If you live here, give here! Your gift will be used to help us End Youth Homelessness by 2020. Give here --> #AmplifyLW #EveryoneDeserves
RT @mhmorton: Presentation by @LifeWorksAustin highlights how better youth homelessness data w @Chapin_Hall partnership + 100-day challenge…
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