LifeWorks is a fierce advocate for youth and families seeking self-sufficiency by offering housing, counseling, and education & workforce programs.
We've got a great way to support LifeWorks during next month's #AmplifyATX day! A Night Out: An Amplify Challenge, is an overnight experiential event on 2/28 for those committed to ending youth homelessness through philanthropic support. Visit for info!
We've got a great way to support LifeWorks during next month's #AmplifyATX day! A Night Out: An Amplify Challenge, is an overnight experiential event on 2/28 for those committed to ending youth homelessness through philanthropic support. Visit for info!
HAPPY NEW YEAR from LifeWorks!!!! Thank you for your continued support throughout the year and into the next!
"You never want to deny someone the dignity of succeeding or learning a lesson on their own," Beth says, "lessons either way are valuable." #respectthejourney
Briana says that sometimes our scars hold the answers that someone else needs to be set free. She encourages all of us to share our truths. #respectthejourney
Ailisha says her dream is that any client or staff who hears her story can learn something from it and walk away feeling a little more hopeful about tomorrow. She says being a peer supporter brings a deeper purpose to her recovery story. #respectthejourney
Happy Holidays from LifeWorks to you! We thank you for your continued support this holiday season and all year long.
Devan's goal as a peer supporter is to help change the perceptions that hold us back from embracing who we truly are, to grow in understanding and effectiveness, and to be a consistent safe place for all who seek guidance. #respectthejourney
This year’s Project Holiday Help was an incredible success! As part of the Project Holiday Help more than $42,000 (and counting) gifts were purchased for 200 youth and families receiving support from LifeWorks. Read more here --->
Cassy's goal as a peer supporter is to create a better understanding among society that open-mindedness and compassion can go a long way in a person's recovery. #respectthejourney
The best thing about being a peer supporter is being able to be the kind of person Ashleigh says she needed when she was younger. "I want to end the stigma that people with mental illness/substance abuse disorders look a certain kind of way." #respectthejourney
Peer Support Specialists bring their personal experience of recovery from mental health, substance use or trauma conditions to each interaction w/ youth experiencing homelessness. Should a client wish, Peer Supporters are available as another added resource. #respectthejourney
"I love being able to connect with people and find the similarities, rather than the differences, in our stories. As a peer supporter, I can give emotional support, connect people with resources, and work with people to create a plan and identify goals." #respectthejourney
Learn more about the journey our youth take and give at…. #ResepctTheJourney
Many issues youth experiencing homelessness face are those that have already been encountered by our team of Peer Support Specialists. This holiday season, we'd like to introduce you to seven heroes who ensure that youth feel heard, understood and inspired. #respectthejourney
The #Austin Youth Collective to End Youth Homelessness recently held their first event for #haveyouseenus. Read the recap here:
LifeWorks has been selected as a recipient of a $300,000 grant from the @StDavidsFDN that will continue to support the agency’s efforts in ending youth homelessness through safe, affordable housing. Read more here:
The holiday season is known for the joy of coming together with friends and family, but for some, the holidays can bring emotional or familial traumas back to the surface. Read about the Importance of Found Families on our blog here --> #RespectTheJourney
This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to give back to the City you love because everyone deserves a place to call home, a chance to heal, and the opportunity to learn and to work. We are grateful for your generous support! Learn more about PORT and give at…
Our Peer Support Specialists use their own unique, life-altering experience(s) to guide and support youth who are in some form of recovery. Youth receiving support from LifeWorks are typically recovering from addiction, mental health disorders, trauma & abuse. #RespectTheJourney
Last month, LifeWorks opened the new PORT (Permanency through Outreach and Rapid Transitions) a 15-bed first of its kind transitional living program for youth experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to transition youth into safe, affordable housing w/in 45 days #RespectTheJourney
Did you know that more than 600 youth a year experience literal homelessness? Our homelessness diversion program will reduce the rate of youth falling into homelessness and strengthen the support systems around them. @AustinISD @texasjjd #RespectTheJourney
Your investment transforms the lives of over 120 youth a year through PORT, one of our responsive housing solutions for the next generation of youth on their paths to potential. Learn more at…. @atxecho @caritasofaustin @SAFEatx #RespectTheJourney
A federal series of processes (Coordinated Entry and Coordinated Assessment) make it easier for youth experiencing homelessness to access the housing and service resources best suited for them. #RespectTheJourney
We're helping to create a community fiercely committed to ending youth homelessness. @atxecho Executive Director, Ann Howard, writes on the steps we're taking:…
RT @SAFEatx: How can we expect young people who have experienced trauma to achieve safety and stability without a place to call home? It's…
The most important piece of the puzzle in ending youth homelessness across the nation is collaboration and transparency in sharing our successes and challenges in this work.…
The state index is a huge resource for information and ways to get involved state by state. We invite you to check it out!…
Welcome to #ATX! We’re happy to have you today, and looking forward to a great conversation.…
We’ve got a full house for our Community Conversation this afternoon. Our partners joining us in this effort are @atxecho @SAFEatx @caritasofaustin and we are ready to talk about how we’re ending youth homelessness w/ rapid rehousing in #ATX.
Our COCObundle campaign is live! Have you COCO'd yet? It's so easy to do; with a few clicks, you can help provide youth transitioning out of homelessness with the important items they'll need to make a house a home! Visit to get started!
Our cold weather shelter is being activated TONIGHT! More information at
We're kicking off our exclusive campaign tomorrow! Your support from November 12-17th will provide high-quality home accessories (utensils, cookware, dish sets and more) for youth when they're ready to move into their own apartments! COCO now @
Thank you, @CCVegan, for helping to raise awareness! - - - - - - We are helping to bring awareness to the issue homeless youth. Please visit #homelessyouth #atxfood @wedoexisttx
Polls are open until 7PM #voteyayforpropa!…
Tomorrow, make sure you #VoteYayforPropA when you're moving through the #ATX ballot at the polls! #ElectionDay2018
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month! We've partnered with @TexasAppleseed to help shine a light on the numbers of youth experiencing homelessness in #ATX. Stay tuned for more info about our efforts to end youth homelessness in Austin by 2020! #WeDoExist #NHYAM
Without Affordable Housing Bonds, we would not have been able to provide safe, affordable housing options for youth experiencing homelessness like Alex. We urge you to #VoteYayforPropA so we can continue to bring stability to our neighbors.
We are excited to introduce you to next month's exclusive campaign to support our efforts to end youth homelessness by 2020. We sat down with @kelly_laplante to get all the details on how you can COCO for change!
As part of #NHYAM, from 11/12-11/17, we’ll be partnering with COCObundle and @settstudio to launch an exclusive campaign to support our efforts to end youth homelessness by 2020! Can't wait until then to donate? Pre-COCO with us for social change today!
As part of #NHYAM, from 11/12-11/17, we’ll be partnering with COCObundle and @settstudio to launch an exclusive campaign to support our efforts to end youth homelessness by 2020! Can't wait until then to donate? Pre-COCO with us for social change today!
Hey, #ATX: Early voting starts this Monday. We're going to #VoteYayforPropA so that seniors like Roy can age in place. Vote for an Austin everyone can afford.
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.
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