Martin Luther King Day of Service

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Employees from the St. David’s Foundation dedicated a day of service to LifeWorks on Martin Luther King Jr., Day. 

Team members spent their afternoon completing multiple projects to benefit youth experiencing homelessness and receiving LifeWorks services. They made “Welcome Home” posters for youth moving out of our transitional living shelter and into their first apartments and Valentine’s Day cards for youth in all of our programs. Some team members also dedicated their afternoon to sprucing up the front doors of the Works I – our 49-unit apartment building. 

St. David’s Foundation has been a wonderful community partner to have, and we look forward to working with their staff on additional service projects.

 

Project Holiday Help 2018

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This year’s Project Holiday Help was an incredible success!

As part of the Project Holiday Help gift drop offs, individual, family, and corporate sponsors purchased more than $42,000 (and counting) in gifts for 200 youth and families receiving support from LifeWorks. In addition, many of the purchased gifts were accompanied by gift cards. The total amount of the gift cards is still being calculated, but to date, more than $4,000 has been donated to help support the programs offered to clients. We’d like to send a special thank you to Aaron at Brungot Farms for donating 41 fresh cut Christmas trees and 13 wreaths to clients and their families to help make the holiday season feel extra special. 

We would also like to thank LifeWorks Special Events Coordinator, Maureen Engle, for her commitment to our clients and families and for her dedication in organizing another fantastic year of Project Holiday Help.

LifeWorks Selected for Health Starts at Home Program Grant

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LifeWorks has been selected as a recipient of a $300,000 grant from the St. David’s Foundation that will continue to support the agency’s efforts in ending youth homelessness through safe, affordable housing. 

As one of 12 non-profit grant recipients for the St. David’s Foundation Health Starts at Home program, the program aims to improve the health and self-sufficiency of affordable housing residents.

LifeWorks plans to work with St. David’s Foundation, the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and the University of Texas at Austin Design Institute to provide input on a healthy community prototype, designed with input from LifeWorks clients who have gone through the affordable housing process.