Become an Advocate
There are many ways to advocate for our homeless neighbors. Becoming educated about the complexities of homelessness and poverty is a great first step. Sharing this knowledge with family members and friends helps to build understanding and empathy toward those in need. As you know, there are many negative stereotypes about individuals who are homeless. Together, we can have compassionate conversations about the myriad of circumstances that contribute to homelessness and about the hope we have for a better tomorrow.
вЂњPeople who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.вЂќ
Local Advocacy Resources
There are many ways to get involved with each of the organizations listed below, and Front Steps enthusiastically works with each of them in an effort to restore hope to AustinвЂ™s homeless.
You can also be an advocate by serving as a volunteer and/or donating to support the work of Front Steps and other organizations that serve those who are suffering the indignities of homelessness.
National Advocacy Resources
Below is a list of advocacy groups involved with and actively supporting homeless assistance programs:
вЂў National Coalition for the Homeless
вЂў National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
вЂў National Alliance to End Homelessness
вЂў National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
вЂў National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
вЂў National Interfaith Hospitality Network (Family Promise)
вЂў National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
вЂў Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center
Below is a list of advocacy groups that work on issues related to affordable housing:
вЂў Corporation for Supportive Housing
вЂў National Low Income Housing Coalition
вЂў National Housing Institute