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THE RATHGEBER CENTER FOR FAMILIES

 

The Rathgeber Center for Families opened in February 2020 and is the largest facility of its kind in Central Texas because it allows dads, moms, and guardians to stay with their children while 100 percent of households are case managed.

Our services help families move from homelessness to stable housing, confidence, and self-sufficiency. Phase I serves as a case-managed shelter program with 120 beds in 42 private rooms; the average family stay is 90-120 days.

Phase II has 23 extended-stay suites where families with higher barriers can stay, find success, and eventually move into permanent housing.

At 100% capacity, the Rathgeber Center for Families provides:

  • 77,380 bed nights
  • 664 adults served annually
  • 434 children served annually
  • 200,000 meals served


Services and Amenities

  • Rapid rehousing programs
  • Case management
  • Private rooms and private bathrooms
  • Employment assistance and skills training
  • Outsourced childcare
  • Child and family therapist
  • Two computer learning centers
  • Two teachers
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Full-service kitchen and dining room
  • A children’s playground and sport court
  • Community living room

 

FY2020

226 Unduplicated number of adults and children who enter shelter


13,136 Nights in shelter


82% of people transitioned to safe housing

The Rathgeber Challenge: With a $250,000 grant from John Paul DeJoria, founder of Paul Mitchell Systems and JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Family Foundation, donations were doubled to help successfully reach a goal of funding 11,110 safe nights for families staying here.

Funding is vital in order to fully staff and run all necessary programs at this brand-new shelter.  The Salvation Army continues their fundraising initiative for FY2021.  Current Rathgeber Center for Families Press Release.

There are several opportunities for people to get involved: donate online by clicking the donate button below, or mail a check to The Salvation Army at 4700 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723.

Room sponsorships are available! To learn more, contact Development Director, Stacy Ehrlich, at Stacy.Ehrlich@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Photo Credit: Ryan Hanzel Photography

 

 

 

 

LEAD PARTNER

 

 
Donate to The Rathgeber Center for Families
 

The Salvation Army of Austin is proud to have partnered with the Austin Diaper Bank since 2015 to receive diapers, adult supplies, period products and wipes for the families we serve and are very grateful for the services that they continue to provide to the shelter every year.