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Voices from Emerge 2015: Homelessness, Poverty & Basic Needs

Voices from Emerge 2015: Homelessness, Poverty & Basic Needs

  Guest Post from 2015 Emerge Graduate Danielle Urban. Danielle is a Senior Account Executive at Pierpont Communications.   This video on Homelessness, Poverty and Basic Needs was prepared by a team who examined aspects of this issue in our community. Please take a minute to watch. What does…

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House the Heroes: Mayor’s Challenge to End Homelessness

House the Heroes: Mayor’s Challenge to End Homelessness

by Elizabeth McGuire Since October 2014, Austin mayors (first Lee Leffingwell and now Steve Adler) have been part of a nationwide movement to end veteran homelessness. Austin’s city leaders are working toward this goal by using an innovative strategy that Adler calls a perfect triangle…

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May 6 Engage Breakfast Recap: Challenges for Austin’s Social Sector

May 6 Engage Breakfast Recap: Challenges for Austin’s Social Sector

By Elizabeth McGuire In our final breakfast in the Growing Divide series, this month’s Engage Breakfast highlighted the social sector and its role in our rapidly growing community. Bringing perspectives from city, county and nonprofit entities, our panelists shared their visions for meeting the community’s…

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New Innovations in Mobile Crisis Outreach in Travis County

New Innovations in Mobile Crisis Outreach in Travis County

Guest article by Dawn Handley, COO of Austin Travis County Integral Care. A mental health crisis can happen anywhere, at any time and take many different forms. In Travis County, a person who has a mental illness and is experiencing homelessness loses her medication and goes…

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Impact Profile: Alan Graham

Impact Profile: Alan Graham

By Elizabeth McGuire Alan Graham is a fan of saying Yes. That single word plays into his entire approach to life and has become a driving factor in the development of what is now considered a revolutionary approach to addressing homelessness in Austin. Graham spent…

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