By giving now, you will will keep our exciting summer services going as planned and save us costly fundraising expenses later this summer and fall.  
This goal was calculated carefully from what we will have spent on services from July 2017 through June 2018! 
 
Help with our current fundraising through June 30!
If you would like to give regularly and save time, please setup a recurring gift here

In January 2017, Street Youth Ministry expanded the scope of our services to respond to the immediate closure of a federally funded health and human services center that had exclusively served our younger clients for years. And a year later it is very clearly a big success! 

Our founder knew we were taking a big risk and that it would take two years to "grow into" our bigger financial shoes. We spend the first 3 months figuring out how to operate well. Then we spend the next 3 months cutting costs. Then we spent the next 6 months optimizing our services with client feedback. The changes they make in their lives speak for us: it works! With slightly fewer clients we have more life-changing goals being set and met by our clients than ever before!

Now it is time for us to address our financial needs, and make our support base able to keep this new mission going for the foreseeable future. I urge you to consider donating now

This is a perfect example of local activism doing what once was once done by the federal government. We must find it in our hearts to fund services like these that are so critical to the young homeless adults and runaways who are in our region. We are working with city leaders to start a revolution in how homeless are cared for in Austin, focusing on what is needed for people to be more resilient. We also work with the HOST Team (an innovative partnership of social work, police, and EMS) weekly, local street outreach partners monthly, and the Coalition to End Youth Homelessness in Austin monthly. Critical needs like food, clothing, toiletries, a safe place for community and mentorship -- all of which we provide now -- are vital to street youth. City of Austin research, just completed, shows that the coaching, connection, self-expression, self-care and more may be doing even more to lift people from the streets -- and we are the innovators in this space for Austin! Your support means serving 60 individuals every week. The outcomes are fantastic! They don't grow into chronic older homeless people. They do amazing things as they gain stability and attain entry-level education, employment and housing already provided in our community. Donate below to support our new drop-in services. 

If you want to help us fund-raise, simply email terry@StreetYouthMinistry.org -- it's a simple process to set up a tax-deductible online form to share with your friends as part of a graduation celebration, Father's Day, or other summer kickoff event

We need your support by June 30, online or mailed directly to Street Youth Ministry, 408 W 23rd Street Basement, Austin TX 78705. Thank you!

We use your gift where it is needed most, which is right now for our end-of-planning-year fund. By giving now you will save us costly fundraising later this summer and fall. Click here instead to designate a specific purpose or support a specific staff member.