Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is an emergency shelter that serves men ages 45 and older and women ages 18 and older. Each person who finds shelter there is provided showers, clothing, meals, and a safe place to sleep. Once their basic needs are met, they can begin working on other aspects of their lives that will help them transition out of homelessness.
The best way to get involved is to either volunteer at Austin Street Center or donate to support program and operational costs. Contributions make a significant impact in the lives of men and women who find shelter under their roof. Donations of clothing, towels, blankets, and food items are greatly appreciated.
Every year, Austin Street Center hosts several events to connect with its community and spread awareness about homelessness in Dallas. The No Place Like Home event is an annual vacation home silent auction with great food, drinks, and opportunities to win amazing getaways.
Austin Street 101 is an opportunity to learn how you can get involved. Humble Beginnings is the annual luncheon held each spring, and features some of the biggest names in sports in conversation with Norm Hitzges. Night with Norm is the annual dinner event held each fall. Also, the Norm-a-Thon is an 18-hour radio broadcast marathon featuring Norm and Donovan on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket to support Austin Street Center.