Services

Welcome! Here is an outline of services you can expect from SYMin. Click on what is most applicable to you. Expand the details under each heading to explore and learn more about how our services are arranged and how to access them.ย  Social distancing required. Masks and vaccination encouraged.

Austin

Camping / Pickup at Sunshine Store

For those camping, we have these things to share. You can get them in Sunshine Store after participating in group, after our evening event participation, during Friday Fun Day. Check our Calendar for specifics.ย 

How do I get it? Be 28 and under, homeless, living outside.ย 

Camping / Austin Outreach

For those camping, we have these things to share on outreach. We are at the Central Library every Tue/Thur. We invite those interested and 28 and under to a group in the Central Library afterwards. Bus passes are available after group for transportation back to our Sunshine Store. Check our Calendar for specifics.ย 

How do I get it? Text us at 512 553 3796 no later than 11am to find out where and when we will be out. Be 28 and under to receive food bag. Other listed resources are shared with all ages.

Housed / Pickup at Austin Sunshine Store

For those with legal housing on a lease as part of recovering from homelessness or enrolled in a program to end homelessness, we have these things to share in our Sunshine Store after group participation, after evenig event paritipcation or during Friday Fun Day. Check our Calendar for specifics.

How do I get it? Be 28 and younger and have a lease with your name on it. Informal agreements and couch surfing are great but are not eligible for all services.ย 

In-Person Groups / Austin Learning Center

We have in-person groups at our Austin in our Learning Center. Check our Calendar for specifics.ย 

The address is 408 W 23rd Street Basement, Austin TX 78705. Be outside near our gate.

All group participants are entered into a weekly raffle for 1.5 hours of SYMinU Bonus credit. One prize is awarded weekly per 10 participants. Bring more people, and more people win!

How do I get it? Be 28 and under and at our location by the start time. Check-in with our team so we can invite you in, if possible.

More Group Info Here

San Marcos / Outreach

San Marcos / Outreach

For those in San Marcos, we have these things to share on Outreach on Wednesday and Fridays, at 4:00pm, at Southside Community Center in the parking lot.

More San Marcos info here.

How do I get it? Meet is at one of the two locations listed above. Be 28 and under to receive food bag. Other listed resources are shared with all ages.

ANYWHERE

Help Line / Anytime

Call us to leave a message or be transferred if a guidance counselor is available. We return calls to clients as soon as possible. Text us. Facebook Messenger us. You can expect this:

How do I get it? You must be 28 or younger.

Virtual Groups

For those with access to internet, we have virtual groups for assistance and fun by joining on Zoom with or without an app, with video or just by phone number. Check our Calendar for specifics.ย 

Group participants (28 and under) may claim a laundry pass good for laundry from time of award until end of month for attending at least two groups in the month.

Group participants (28 and under) are entered into a weekly raffle for 1.5 hours of SYMinU credit. One prize is awarded weekly per 10 participants. Bring more people, and more people win!

How do I get it? Participate by being 28 or under and joining our Zoom room at the start time. More Group Info Here. You join by phone or video. You don't have to install an app but you can. Clients who have leveled-up and completed their time with us are welcome to drop in but the host may limit your time in group.

SYMINU Points / Anytime

We now have several levels of SYMinU.ย 

SYMinU Vault service is for clients. Use our Digital Vault to keep a backup of important documents. You can retrieve digital vault items by text, email or Facebook Messenger from anywhere after verifying your identity with us.ย  To encourage use, we award the following points for helping yourself.ย 

SYMinU Survey allows you to fill in on paper (or online) several "get to know" surveys for a quick start.

SYMinU Quiz allows you to watch videos and fill in quiz forms to earn points approximately equal to the average time it takes to learn the material. We have a large variety of subjects compiled by our volunteers.

SYMinU Skills allows you to receive a login to an employment skills training site used by many major employers. You take courses designed for employees to improve teamwork, communications, and other soft skills. Most are 15 minutes or so in length. Pass the class to get the award. Request a login using this form.

SYMinU Volunteer is a way to help us onsite and give back. It's by appointment and agreement in advance. You earn hourly points for your work.

SYMinU Bonus is a fun way to earn extra points. We also have raffles weekly for bonus points and occasionally have other bonus opportunities.ย 

SYMinU Health Stability is an easy way to stay mindful of your daily medications. You must enroll with our staff by verifying your prescriptions. Then you just fill our our quick online form daily. Fill it in 5 of 7 days and you earn a 1.5 hour bonus!

How do I get it? You must be 28 or younger to earn SYMinU points.

You can spend your points after you turn 29 but you cannot earn any more. Points are not transferrable. You can redeem points for something and prearrange for someone else to will receive the item.

Goodie Bags / Outside Austin

For those outside our service area of Austin and San Marcos, we are able to offer this service as a new pilot.

How do I get it? You must have sufficient SYMinU points to cover postage. We will mail only one small box. We cannot mail to a home. It must be a church, caseworker, or agency. We address them to you in care of your helper.

We can help you access the above services or refer you to other resources.ย 

Call or text anytime 512 553 3796 or reach out to us by Facebook Messenger.ย 

We have a lot of physical helps but the main thing we do is guidance.ย 

We look forward to getting to know you and seeing your journey continue to unfold!

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