Become an Advocate

advocate-meetingThere 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.

“People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.”
Sheila McKechnie

Links to become an advocate:

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 Austin’s homeless.

National Advocacy Resources

Below is a list of advocacy groups involved with and actively supporting homeless assistance programs:

• National Coalition for the Homeless
• National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
• National Alliance to End Homelessness
• National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
• National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
• National Interfaith Hospitality Network (Family Promise)
• National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
• Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center

Below is a list of advocacy groups that work on issues related to affordable housing:

• Corporation for Supportive Housing
• National Low Income Housing Coalition
• National Housing Institute