locations

Lakeline

12124 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78750

Service Times:

9:00AM & 10:45AM

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Steiner Ranch

4310 North Quinlan Park Rd., Austin, TX 78732

Service Times:

9:00AM & 10:45AM

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Poverty and homelessness

Many of us are fortunate enough to have our basic necessities met every day. However, this is not the case for our neighbors who fall below the poverty line. Approximately 11.4% of Americans are living below the poverty line marked at $26,695 for a family of four. 

Homelessness, a type of poverty, is defined as an individual or family that lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. Statistics show that many factors contribute to poverty and homelessness, including lack of job skills training, domestic violence, addictions, mental health issues, and a radical loss of family and community. Both poverty and homelessness are significant issues in Greater Austin and beyond. 

If you’re called to be a Difference Maker with the issues of poverty and homelessness, you can explore the opportunities to get involved here.

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What are the Key Concepts of Poverty and Homelessness?

As you explore the issue of homelessness, let’s look at a few of the ways you can engage:

Homelessness Initiatives

Church Under the Bridge

Church under the Bridge/Mission Possible/Bags of Grace

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Community First! Village

Community First! Village

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The Charlie Center

The Charlie Center — Mosaic Church 

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Poverty Initiatives

Christian Resource Center

Christian Resource Center — Cedar Park

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Reveal Resource Center

Reveal Resource Center — Cedar Park 

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Round Rock Area Serving Center

Round Rock Area Serving Center — Round Rock

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River City Hope Street

River City Hope Street — Help teach a trade skill or support a trade class by providing a class meal or mentoring a student.

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Partners in Hope

Partners in Hope — Host a meal and fellowship with families and/or serve days.

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Faith Home Restoration

Faith Home Restoration — Be a mentor.

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RightNow Media

For teaching and discussion questions around human trafficking, please go to to RightNow Media, and create an account so that you can take advantage of these resources.

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Not sure where to serve?

If you still want some help figuring out where you can be a Difference Maker, you can check out our partnerships or you can email us at [email protected] with your specific questions regarding any topic!