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Volunteer Vacation

East Austin homeless village plans to open new bed and breakfast for visitors

By Shelley Seale

You can get on a plane and take a volunteer trip to Haiti — or you can stay right here in Austin and have a volunteer staycation. The innovative new Community First! micro-village from Mobile ...

Community First!

Alamo Drafthouse opening its first outdoor cinema in local homeless community

By Shelley Seale

Local nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes has long been known for its innovative work with the city's homeless community while the Alamo Drafthouse has become one of Austin's favorite ...

Housing the Homeless

Innovative new East Austin micro-village will rent to homeless for $210 a month

By Melissa Gaskill

On Wednesday, an overflow crowd gathered at a groundbreaking for an innovative concept to take homeless people off of Austin streets. Alan Graham, president and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, t ...

Giving at Hotel Ella

Stylish, fun movers and shakers turn out for Caritas anniversary benefit at Hotel Ella

By Cindy Widner

The vibe at Hotel Ella’s lovely upstairs ballroom Thursday night was, in typical local fashion, simultaneously fun, funky and swanky. Mighty happy supporters and equally proud board and staff ...

Homeless Cry for Help

Want to get bummed out? Read one homeless woman's manifesto graffitied on new East Side condos

By Katie Friel

In alternating black, red and blue marker, running the length of an entire city block, a pedestrian tunnel on East Sixth Street in East Austin has been transformed from a construction barrier into ...

21st Annual Art from the Streets Show and Sale

Austin Convention Center

Art From the Streets provides a safe and encouraging place where people who are homeless come to draw, paint and create during free, twice-weekly open studio sessions. The 21st Annual Art From

Street Treats at ACL Fest

Street Treats food carts offer Austin's homeless an opportunity to earn income at ACL Fest

By Melissa Gaskill

Attendees at this weekend’s second act of ACL Festival have a choice of nearly 40 food vendors offering everything from veggie burgers to pork belly banh mi sandwiches. In areas near fest ...

Gobble Gobble Give 2012

The non-profit Gobble Gobble Give has worked for 10 years to provide meals, clothing, and toiletries to the homeless people of Austin, Las Vegas, New York, and Los Angeles each Thanksgiving. For th

man's best friend

The Lifelines Project: Documenting the bond between the homeless and their pets

By Shelley Seale

Wednesday is a regal black and golden dog, obviously healthy and cared for. "She comes first, before I do," says Wednesday's owner, Pops. "I love her attitude, that' ...

Art doing good

How one "Grace" inspired a movement: Singer's chance encounter gets homeless teens off the streets

By Joel Luks

Editor's note: Some last names have been kept confidential in this story to protect the subjects from potential harm. In the fast-paced milieu of a busy performing artist, going from venue ...

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