A problem as complex as homelessness is going to take everyone getting involved to end the crisis and get people off the streets permanently. There are many ways that local businesses can help end the homeless crisis in Austin. It could be as simple as donating to a homeless driven non-profit, volunteering or feeding one person.
There are many homelessness focused non-profits fighting to support people struggling through homelessness in Austin, Tx. Art From the Streets uses the power of art to build confidence in our homeless artists while also giving them a source of income. It provides a purpose for the artists and help give them a sense of stability. You can donate directly to our organization here.
Volunteer as a Group
Take your employees to volunteer for our open studio sessions! It’s a fun way to get involved and only costs your time. This is also a great way to see the impact this organization truly has on the local homeless artist community. Our open studio sessions are held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4pm unless otherwise stated on our Facebook.
Become an Advocate
Crystal has been coming to AFTS Open Studio for more than 5 years and tries to attend once a week “so that I feel like I’m doing something - life’s not just passing me by. I have something to look forward to.”
“Life can draw you away from your real talent, and AFTS helped me rediscover an old talent. [AFTS] gave me the opportunity to rekindle that talent.”
During these times of lock down, social distancing and increasingly less human connection, we are determined to bring our artists and others experiencing homelessness an opportunity for self-expression and creative relief to combat the increasing risk of depression and isolation.