Point in Time Count

Point in Time Count

February 28, 2020

How many homeless residents does Austin have?

The city of Austin hosts a citywide counting initiative and through the diligent action of volunteers the homeless residents of Austin are counted over one night.

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Cold Weather Shelters

Cold Weather Shelters

February 11, 2020

During the colder months in Austin, Tx the city enacts locations called cold weather shelters. These places serve to protect homeless citizens from inclement weather including brutal cold fronts.

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AFTS In The News: Paint and a Paintbrush

AFTS In The News: Paint and a Paintbrush

February 04, 2020

“We create a place of safety for people who are on the street to be able to come inside to just be, and be supported to create,” co-founder Heloise Gold told NationSwell. “I don’t refer to this as ‘art therapy’ per se, but it is very therapeutic.”

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AFTS In The News: Art in unexpected places

AFTS In The News: Art in unexpected places

February 03, 2020

"Seriousness of purpose is the common denominator of programs for the blind, the disabled, and the homeless. Jefferson Bright at Art From the Streets said his art routine is key to his two years of sobriety: He comes to “socialize, not hibernate.” Bright recalled turning down a friend’s invitation to a barbecue—that night his friend killed himself. People with particular hardships might fall into dark thoughts, or they might paint luminous landscapes, as Bright does: “They aren’t places I’ve been. They’re in my imagination.”

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How to develop your own style as an artist

How to develop your own style as an artist

January 30, 2020

When you browse the Art From the Streets artists prints you quickly notice that each of our artists has their own unique style. It could be reflected in the way they paint, the colors they choose or the subjects of their paintings. As an artist how did they develop their unique style?

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How Austin businesses can help end homelessness

How Austin businesses can help end homelessness

January 17, 2020

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.

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What Are the most Common Causes of Homelessness?

What Are the most Common Causes of Homelessness?

December 30, 2019

While everyones situation is unique there are commonalities in the causes of homelessness. These include lack of affordable housing, domestic abuse, unemployment, low wages and health issues.

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What to Do if You Are Facing Homelessness

What to Do if You Are Facing Homelessness

December 12, 2019

According to CareerBuilder, nearly 80% of the US population lives paycheck to paycheck. Meaning the majority of the country is one missed paycheck away from transitional homelessness. All this to say, you are not alone in your situation.

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The Types of Homelessness

The Types of Homelessness

November 28, 2019

Help the homeless in Austin - A common misconception with homelessness is that every homeless person you see has been homeless for a long time.Since they never access homeless support resources they are never included in national statistics. Art From the Streets rely on generous donations of people like YOU!

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How to Support Art From The Streets This Holiday Season

How to Support Art From The Streets This Holiday Season

November 07, 2019

Every year there is a spike in volunteering around the holiday season. Everyone is in the spirit of giving. Many people have never volunteered their time or money and aren’t sure where to start. Here are some ways you can support Art From the Streets this holiday season and beyond.

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Voting While Homeless

Voting While Homeless

October 22, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, people do not need a home address to be able to cast votes in the U.S. Voting is a right written out in the U.S. Constitution. However, this does not guarantee that voting will be easy. As with most things, voting becomes significantly harder when someone is homeless.

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The Power of Murals: How Public Art Improves Austin

The Power of Murals: How Public Art Improves Austin

October 09, 2019

Murals are a big part of what makes Austin, Austin. There are even tours you can take around town to take pictures in front of the most famous murals. Public art is an important part of this city and its roots run deep here. The city has a program as part of the Economic Development Department dedicated to public art called the “Art in Public Places” program. But what are the benefits of public art such as murals? 

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