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LifeWorks is Austin’s only non-profit organization to provide a continuum of services to youth and families, addressing critical needs to achieve lasting, positive change.
Help homeless youth achieve self-sufficiency and avoid long-term dependency on social services;
Provide children and youth in at-risk situations with the support, knowledge and skills necessary to reduce the occurrence of behaviors that negatively impact opportunities for life success; and,
Strengthen families dealing with crisis, emotional distress and violence by helping them build on inherent strengths, utilize existing resources, develop emotional competencies, employ family roles effectively, and improve communication and advocacy skills.
Our Mission at Work
LifeWorks transitions youth and families from crisis to safety and success.
We offer a full continuum of support to homeless and runaway youth, including Austin’s only walk-in emergency shelter.
We provide counseling, including crisis intervention, to youth and families.
We offer parenting and educational support for teenage mothers and fathers.
We provide GED and life skills training.
We teach youth and families alternatives to violence.
We teach teens the life skills they need to make good, healthy choices.
And we are the only organization that does it all, specifically for youth and their families.
LifeWorks employs an innovative and unique service delivery system.
Social and counseling services are provided through strategically located community-based centers that offer a continuum of services for the client and his or her family. LifeWorks currently operates 3 multi-service centers in Austin, 4 sites dedicated to housing and serving homeless and runaway youth, and a service site in Round Rock (Williamson County). Programs are also delivered in 34 area elementary, middle and high schools.