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Around this time last year, our community’s focus sharpened in on ending youth homelessness in Austin by 2020, and through your generous support, we’ve reached a significant milestone!

Just a few weeks ago, LifeWorks opened the new PORT (Permanency through Outreach and Rapid Transitions) program -- a 15-bed transitional living program for youth experiencing homelessness.

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The opening of PORT is just one stop in the journey to ensure youth homelessness in Austin is rare, brief and non-recurring. Within 45 days of their first night in PORT, youth receive supportive services to ensure a seamless transition out of homelessness and into safe, affordable, permanent housing of their own.  

Your investment has transformed the lives of the approximately 120 youth we expect to move through PORT and into safe, affordable housing annually.


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