Austin Street Center conducts COVID-19 testing for all clients

In response to elevated cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County, Austin Street Center opted to conduct shelter-wide testing in early December. There was no immediate concern motivating this action other than the general rise in Dallas cases. Six people tested positive. Those who test positive are immediately sent to recover at a separate isolation facility […]

A Message from Austin Street Center’s CEO, Daniel Roby

The pain and suffering of generations of Black Americans run deep across the United States, including right here in Dallas. When calling for justice, we must also put our beliefs into action, which in turn will create better communities in which we live. Austin Street Center has been on the frontlines for the past 36 […]

Austin Street Center adjusts work schedules in response to COVID-19

In response to spiking COVID-19 cases in Dallas County, Austin Street Center has temporarily adjusted staff work schedules and locations. Beginning November 30, administrative staff will work from home. Essential shelter staff will move to a 4-40 (4 days, 10 hour days) schedule.

Austin Street Center conducts another round of COVID-19 testing

In response to elevated cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County, Austin Street Center opted to conduct shelter-wide testing to identify anyone who may be asymptomatic. 13 people tested positive. All were asymptomatic. Those who test positive are immediately sent to recover at a separate isolation facility (clients) or at their home (staff). We immediately begin […]

Austin Street Center conducts proactive COVID-19 testing

Earlier this month, three clients were tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 at off-site facilities. In response, Austin Street decided to make COVID-19 testing available to all staff and clients in the shelter. Three people tested positive. One of those was later cleared. Those who tested positive were immediately sent to recover at a separate isolation […]

Support Austin Street Center on “North Texas Giving Tuesday Now” on May 5

Support Austin Street Center on the May 5th North Texas Giving Tuesday Now. Early giving is available now through May 4. Thank you, Dallas Cowboys, Communities Foundation of Texas, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for spearheading this special effort to raise critical funds for COVID-19 relief and recovery. Our homeless response system is stepping […]

Austin Street Center changes from night shelter to 24-hour shelter

In response to COVID-19, Austin Street has executed a new shelter model, transforming from a night shelter into a 24-hour shelter. This gives our clients the option to shelter-in-place and not be pushed back onto the streets every morning to fend for themselves. However, many clients must still leave the shelter every day for work, […]

Preparing for a Potential Coronavirus Outbreak in North Texas

  Anytime you look at an infectious disease in a community, people at the most risk are those who have experienced poverty. Daniel Roby, CEO of Austin Street Center   Learn more about how Austin Street Center is working to minimize the risk of the coronavirus: https://www.fox4news.com/news/homeless-centers-ready-for-potential-coronavirus-outbreak-in-north-texas

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