Help Guide and Equip Homeless Young Adults...

...when you donate to SYMin.

  • We are relatively small but efficient and highly effective.

  • Homeless youth find us for the resources.

  • We engage them in trust-based guidance.

  • Street youth set and achieve goals that re-establish their life direction.

They come to us for food, clothing, toiletries and self-care items but they stay to be heard, be known and receive guidance counseling. 80% engage deeply. Those who do are twice as likely to set and achieve life-changing goals as those who don't. We're always adapting and trying new things, but our methods are tested and have been effective since 2008. Our clients are awesome individuals and need help to recover from extreme poverty they have already experienced at this young age. We invite you to encounter them, engage with them and enjoy serving them as we do!

Yes, I want to help guide and equip homeless young adults!

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Street Youth Ministry, 408 W 23rd Street Basement, Austin TX 78705.

EIN: 46-1449556 for corporate matching.

IRS approved 501(c)(3).

Email receipts are issued as soon as possible, and end-of-year itemized receipts for tax purposes are sent in January.

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Where does it go? We use your general funds to pay rent on our Drop-By center ($3150/month), pay dedicated and caring staff who provide critically needed guidance counseling, manage our volunteers, manage an amazing quantity of in-kind donations so they can go to our clients, and more. We are small but mighty.
In 2020, 79% of your donations went to client programs. On average, we spent $878 per unique client served in 2020. Your gift of $43 allows us to deliver an hour of guidance counseling in a safe environment to a homeless young adult.
We invested 5% of your funds to manage our wonderful volunteers, who saved us the equivalent of 3 full-time employees and brought us $176,000 of in-kind donations. Your gift of $10 allows us to manage an hour of volunteers and receive and distribute $100 of in-kind donations, a great blessing indeed. We spent $3.04 per volunteer hour and $7.31 for every $100 of in-kind donated food or material in managing the material flow.
We spent 5% of funds raising awareness of the need for services like ours for homeless youth. We invested 4% of your giving in training future leaders through our internship program, including client interns and interns from the community. Your gift of $24 allows us to raise awareness in one person for a year and train an intern in leadership of poverty-informed ministry for two hours.
We spent 6% on overhead and 1% on raising funds. Fundraising costs are $1.03 for every $100 raised.
You can see our impact statement on our Form 990 on, or request our Annual Report from our About Us page.

Why us?

We've been operating since 2008 and getting results with a difficult group of people to serve. We are cost effective and save society money since it's much cheaper to help someone for a few years rather than chase these young people with legal, penal, and welfare programs for decades.

Why now? There is increased interest in hoping homeless youth at the national level in the last two years. It is exciting to see more young people able to get temporary assistance for housing. However, our services are more used now than ever. It's clear that housing alone isn't sufficient and that guidance counseling and relationship building is critical to their futures.

Why you? Fewer Americans are donating to charities since the tax changes of 2017. We depend on individuals and take no large government grants to increase our stability--our clients deserve stability. And you're here on our page--that sets you apart!