Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

The Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center is the Austin's only fully-integrated homeless day resource center, providing humanitarian aid as a bridge towards conversations that help get people housed. Over 400 times and quickly counting.

Anyone who lives in Austin knows that homelessness has become one of the primary issues in our city. 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 agencies across the city towards permanent housing solutions, we're also recognized throughout the county as one of the most innovative and most effective solutions to our city's growing homeless issues.

Services Offered to the Homeless from 9-1 Weekdays:

  • Mail services
  • Food XChange & Clothes XChange (Filled through Community Partners & Individual Donations)
  • Housing navigation services
  • Food
  • Coordinated housing assessments
  • Document storage
  • Mental health consultations
  • ID Help
  • Hygiene supplies

Weekly Services Offered by Sunrise or In-House Partners:

  • Showers (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays)
  • Free Medical Clinic (Thursdays)
  • MAP Signups (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Social Security Disability Help (as needed)
  • Foodstamp Signups (Fridays)
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Referrals (as needed)

Partner Organizations:

  • Austin Police Department
  • Austin-Travis County Community EMS
  • Caritas
  • CD Doyle Clinic
  • Central Texas Foodbank
  • City of Austin
  • CommUnity Care
  • Compass Network
  • Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC)
  • ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition)
  • Family Eldercare
  • Father Joe's
  • Front Steps
  • Integral Care
  • Lifeworks
  • Mary Catholic Worker House
  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes
  • Oak Hill Alliance
  • Other Ones Foundation
  • Religious Coalition to Assist the Homeless
  • Saint Vincent DePaul
  • Texas State University
  • Travis County Sheriff
  • Travis County Constables
  • Trinity Center
  • UT Med School
  • VA

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