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Austin's Plans for Ending Homelessness

Austin's Plans for Ending Homelessness
While efforts have been taken by the City of Austin to assist the local homeless community in finding homes and getting them back on their feet, according the KVUE ABC, an audit from the Office of the City Auditor shows that there is space for development from the current city programs.

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Art From the Streets Presents the 2023 Give Art a Home Gala

Art From the Streets Presents the 2023 Give Art a Home Gala
Art From the Streets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support to artists experiencing homelessness in Texas’ capital city. One of many Austin nonprofits helping homeless members of the community, Art From the Streets (AFTS) has offered free, open studio time to transient and at-risk artists in the local community for the past three decades, in an effort to encourage them to rediscover their agency through art. AFTS uses art as a means to help these creatives take responsibility for their lives so they can make empowering choices.

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The Art From the Streets PEOPLE’S SHOW

The Art From the Streets PEOPLE’S SHOW
Art From the Streets is excited to share that their first gallery show of 2023 on March 4 was a great success! This gallery show shines a light on the Art From the Streets (AFTS) organization by allowing the public to view original artworks created by members of the AFTS family, all of whom are transient or at risk of becoming homeless. Participants in the City of Austin’s LEAPS program curated this art show.

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Seeing The Light of Dawn Day - Art From The Streets celebrates success of Austin resident artist

Dawn Day NAD Artist
Art From The Streets celebrates the success story of our friend and Austin resident artist, Dawn Day. Because of your faithful support, AFTS emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever. Because you believed in us, we celebrated our 30th year with new talented artists, a growing staff, and exciting ideas for the future. Because of your compassion, our friend Dawn found community and no longer feels homeless. 

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