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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Church of the Incarnation funded and assembled 84 additional partitions in the Hope Garden. With 12 volunteers, the team was able to provide more privacy and social distanced beds due to COVID-19.
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 […]
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, […]
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