The Alzheimer’s Association-Capital of Texas Chapter is dedicated to enhancing care and support services for individuals and their families while providing leadership to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research.
American YouthWorks is building brighter futures and better communities. Young people at American YouthWorks have opportunities for education and job skills training and they are giving back to the community by improving Austin’s beloved natural places, repairing homes for the elderly, and helping disaster survivors.
Austin Clubhouse is a community that offers hope, respect, and opportunities for personal development for adults with mental health diagnoses. We offer a place to spend the day, build relationships, and receive assistance with personal goals such as finding a job or going back to school. We help restore hope to many of those who need it most.
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary’s mission is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. We provide abandoned and neglected exotic animals with a forever home including excellent veterinary care, appropriate and nutritious diets, stimulating enrichment toys and activities, and much loving attention and care. We educate our guests about our animals, conservation, and why exotic animals should not be pets.
PeopleFund Keeps Austin Weird each and every day, supporting the small businesses, nonprofits, and start-ups we all know and love. With capital and education, we create jobs and change lives for populations who need us the most – veterans, women, low income, minorities, ex-offenders, and youth. Our clients span industries, from recycling and green initiatives to animal welfare, human services, and the best coffee and tacos in town. Our mission is to serve as economic gardeners for this community, growing small businesses, planting seeds for job creation, and mentoring clients so they can be strong and successful.
STRONG START is a comprehensive child abuse prevention program for vulnerable families with children ages 0-5. Through its therapeutic early childhood program, parent education, home visits, mental health, and crisis intervention, STRONG START works to strengthen families and keep children safe.
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One out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, Susan G. Komen® Austin has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties to improve the lives of those affected by this deadly disease. The remaining is entirely dedicated to research. For more information, please visit www.komenaustin.org or call 512-684-0900.
The Settlement Home for Children is dedicated to helping children in Central Texas who have been abused or neglected. Our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families, by providing a continuum of care, support, and resources.