On October 1, LifeWorks will launch three new programs that form the foundation of our community’s movement to End Youth Homelessness by 2020.
The launch is the culmination of two years of advocacy, community planning, fundraising and leadership both locally (from staff, our dedicated community partners and City leadership) as well as nationally.
The launch of Homelessness Diversion, The PORT (Permanency Through Outreach and Rapid Transitions) and the Rapid Rehousing collaboration with our partners ECHO, SAFE, and Caritas of Austin individually embody service innovation for youth exiting homelessness. Their real power will lie in how they work as part of Austin’s larger community-based service systems. We are working alongside the Department of Family and Protective Services and Austin Independent School District to develop diversionary strategies and pathways out of homelessness that are owned by our entire community, not just LifeWorks. This will continue to ensure that our entire community is rallying around solving the issue of homelessness in Austin.