Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

The Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center is changing the narrative on homelessness in Travis County by challenging the status quo in both the public and private sector.

Did you know that, on any given night, there are only beds for 1 out of 3 homeless people in Austin? As one of the least-funded and highest-occupancy cities in Texas, thousands of homeless folks find themselves without help and without a community of support, especially in South Austin. We don't have the all the answers, but we are committed to doing what we can to love our neighbors - those who have homes and those who do not. Not only are we the only Austin church in the ECHO Continuum of Care, which unites homeless ministries across the city towards permanent housing solutions, we're also recognized throughout the county as one of the most innovative solutions to our city's growing homeless issues.

Services Offered to the Homeless from 9-1 Weekdays:

  • Address for Receiving Mail
  • Food XChange & Clothes XChange (Filled through Community Partners & Individual Donations)
  • Case Management & Housing Navigation
  • Meals
  • Coordinated Housing Assessments
  • Document Storage
  • ID Help

Weekly Services Offered by Sunrise or In-House Partners:

  • Showers (Wednesdays & Sundays)
  • Free Clinic (Thursdays)
  • MAP Signups (Thursdays)
  • VA Consultations (Wednesdays)
  • SOAR Assistance with Social Security Disability (Thursdays/Fridays)
  • Integral Care Consultations (Mondays & Thursdays)
  • STD Testing (as needed)
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Referrals (as needed)

Partner Organizations:

  • Austin ISD
  • Austin-Travis County Community EMS
  • Austin Police Department
  • Caritas
  • CD Doyle Clinic
  • City of Austin
  • CommUnity Care
  • ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness)
  • Father Joe's
  • Front Steps
  • House the Homeless
  • Integral Care
  • Lifeworks
  • Mary Catholic Worker House
  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes
  • Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless
  • Saint Vincent DePaul
  • Texas State University
  • Travis County Sheriff
  • Travis County Constables (All precincts)
  • Trinity Center
  • UT Med School
  • VA

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