"To know, love and serve street-dependent young people..."
It's time for Holiday Events

Giving Tuesday is about remembering to put philanthropy on our holiday shopping lists along with all the bargains and super shopping opportunities offered by Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How will we use the money? We invest in time spent with our young homeless adults primarily. We know this works because of the awesome things our clients accomplish once they understand the opportunities in front and that someone believes in them. Our weekly costs for sample events are as follows:
Prayer Time (breakfast, socks, hope-filled prayer with clients): $196
Bible Study (lunch, socks, clothing, hope-filled dialogue and study with clients): $290
Job Club (hope-filled tutoring on finding/keeping a job): $110
Staff Outreach (brief therapy and follow-up on street by staff): $330
Clothing  Closet (clothes, self-care tutoring): $237
Lifeworks Street Outreach Staffing (drop-in and meal engagement work): $199
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  • From Stephen's Prayer Letters:
  • Thinks are Looking Up! Greetings!We recently rewarded clients who attended at least three indoor events in October with a field trip to see a magic show! The magician is amazing, and he uses ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2015, 9:12 AM by Terry Cole
  • Socktober and Winter Readiness Greetings everyone!One thing I’ve noticed this month is the nicer weather! I am so thankful that it is no longer scorching hot when I walk outside to meet ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2015, 11:12 AM by Terry Cole
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  • From About What We Do:
  • Client Growth in 2014 The number 346 might summarize the most important thing for SYM in 2014. It's the number of times clients shared with us about steps they took forward for themselves ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 7:15 PM by Terry Cole
  • What is Our Prayer Walk About? The "The 5 Love Languages" is a great book for relationships. I was recently reminded by the pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church that people have prayer languages, too. Some prefer ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2015, 10:53 AM by Terry Cole
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  • From Our Volunteer Teams: (Cooks, Helpers, Action Team)
  • Cooking It Up Group Project Cookin it up is an event where we provide our clients with an opportunity to explore their culinary creativity with a fully accessible kitchen, as they work together as a ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2015, 2:57 PM by Terry Cole
  • Switching Formats for Food We are going to try something new. Instead of asking people to prepare different things, we are going to strive to simplify our food supply but make it more reliable ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 8:37 AM by Terry Cole
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  • Friday Mini Mission Trips What is it like to go on one of our Friday mini-mission trips? We walk the Drag, greet our clients, and pass out donated sandwiches, chips, sweets, drinks, and ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 1:26 PM by Terry Cole
  • What is it like to be our Bible Study Helper? We hold a Bible Study event every Tuesday, and we can always use few extra hands to get ready.As a volunteer, you would be helping us set up the ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 7:43 PM by Terry Cole
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  • Help Needed To Publish Client Newsletter We are in the process of introducing an exciting new way for our clients to get involved with Street Youth Ministry: the Challenger Street Newspaper! Clients can participate by submitting ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 8:40 AM by Terry Cole
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  • Go on a Visit to the Drag We meet your group (6 to 24) and divide into groups as needed. We instruct you on how to have a safe and fund time as you walk the Drag ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 1:18 PM by Terry Cole
  • Seeking Intern Housing Options We need a host for a very special intern coming to visit from April 20 through July 20. Darvin is a 30-year-old living in Indonesia, but he attended ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 11:58 AM by Terry Cole
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  • From Our Story:
  • May Turning Point You can read in the stories below that it's been a rough 6 months on the streets of Austin. But we sense a turning point has come. The hold ...
    Posted May 7, 2015, 9:53 AM by Terry Cole
  • April Hopes It's been a rough six months for our clients. There have been lots of new clients, something that sometimes causes stress or pre-existing clients. There have been some ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 8:11 AM by Terry Cole
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  • From Our Newsletters:
  • Back to School! I met Gage for the first time only a few weeks ago. He was frustrated and trying to finding shoes so that he could work. He was wearing flip flops ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2015, 2:30 PM by Terry Cole
  • Making Connections in Unexpected Places "Julia" recently came to a Street Youth Ministry event where we hosted a cooking activity. She knew quite a bit about baking and suggested we add brown sugar to a ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 4:37 PM by Terry Cole
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  • Two Prayers from a Client Heard From A Client TodayHe's recovering from what drove him to the street. He and his fiancee expect a baby soon. He's employed, pays his rent, has ...
    Posted May 7, 2015, 9:38 AM by Terry Cole
  • 30 Days of Goals during Lent 2015 We want to give Jesus praise for the following: In the last 30 Days, these things have happened for our clients. We don't claim the credit. Only our clients ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 8:52 AM by Terry Cole
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