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The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series II

The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series II

June 30, 2020

“I cannot change what has happened in the lives of the people with whom we work, but I can participate in providing an opportunity for people that are part of the homeless population to create art and nurture something that brings them joy and a sense of dignity and creativity.”  

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The Difference Between Art Therapy and Therapeutic Art-Making

The Difference Between Art Therapy and Therapeutic Art-Making

June 17, 2020

Both art therapy and therapeutic art-making can provide alleviation to the adverse effects of stress and trauma by giving individuals a new medium of expression. 

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Art For Change: Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Artist Community

Art For Change: Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires Artist Community

June 10, 2020

The art being created throughout the Black Lives Matter movement has become a huge part of expressing, educating, commemorating, grieving, and impacting people all over the country.

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The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series I

The Backbone of Art From The Streets - Volunteer Series I

May 31, 2020

“I started volunteering with AFTS washing brushes, cleaning tables, setting up art shows, & engaging in this underserved community. I am inspired every day to support these artists in their pursuit of creativeness, peace, and community.” - Kelley Worden

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How Creating Art Builds Confidence

How Creating Art Builds Confidence

February 20, 2019

Participating in a form of art is necessary at every stage of life. Humans are creative creatures that have a deep need to create and share what they create. Art is a great way for humans to discover their value whether you are 1 years old, 21 years old or 120 years old. The urge to create never fades.

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$13.5 Million ARCH Shelter Funding Approved For Next 5 Years

$13.5 Million ARCH Shelter Funding Approved For Next 5 Years

February 05, 2019

Facing a five percent increase in the homeless population of Austin each year, the city council agreed to move homelessness to priority number one, as viewed in last week’s meeting.

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The Greatest Health Dangers Facing the Homeless and How You Can Help

The Greatest Health Dangers Facing the Homeless and How You Can Help

January 24, 2019

Living on the streets comes with many health complications, most of which people with stable housing never think twice about. If you know you have a place to call home with heat and running water many of these ailments wouldn’t cross your mind.

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New East Austin Apartment Complex to House Homeless

New East Austin Apartment Complex to House Homeless

January 07, 2019

Integral Care, the Local Mental Health Authority for Travis County, has partnered with the City of Austin to create Terrace at Oaks Springs, a 4-story, 40,000 sq. ft. apartment complex. This is a 50 resident complex to house homeless citizens, half of which will be veterans.

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How to Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season

How to Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season

December 19, 2018

There is an art to giving gifts. Give something personal and thoughtful this year to your gift list. Gifting art can be intimidating so we’re here to guide you on how to make sure they’ll love it! Art is a great gift for family members, significant others, co-workers and mentors. It’s a timeless gift that will bring them happiness for years to come.

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Mobile Homeless Healthcare Initiative Announced for Austin

Mobile Homeless Healthcare Initiative Announced for Austin

December 14, 2018

A local med school and health centers are teaming up to bring a mobile healthcare unit to the streets of Austin that provides much needed health services to the homeless community.

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Second Phase of Homeless Tiny-Home Village Breaks Ground

Second Phase of Homeless Tiny-Home Village Breaks Ground

November 15, 2018

Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a faith-based non-profit organization in the city of Austin focusing on ending homelessness, has officially broken ground on the second small-home village, which will be designed to serve residents of Austin who are currently homeless. The little village is called the Community First! Village.

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East Austin Studio Tour is Here

East Austin Studio Tour is Here

November 06, 2018

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