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      Art Therapy and Homelessness

      Art Therapy and Homelessness
      Homelessness is a draining existence. Daily life becomes much harder and the future at times can seem very bleak. Art gives Austin homeless residents a way to feel human again. It allows for self-expression and the ability to be seen not as a homeless individual but as a talented artist.

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      How to Help the Homeless Fight COVID-19

      How to Help the Homeless Fight COVID-19
      This new Coronavirus is dangerous for everyone but especially for the local homeless population. While there are many factors as to why the homeless population is especially vulnerable there are ways you can help!

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      Point in Time Count

      Point in Time Count

      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
      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
      “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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