Saint Louise House

Saint Louise House  -  (512) 302-0027

Saint Louise House is an apartment style long-term supportive housing program. Its mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for homeless women and their children. Licensed social workers and case managers work with residents to set goals specific to each family and provide on-site support as they work to become self-sufficient.  They provide housing, case management, counseling, life skills training, employment services, and access to healthcare, education and child care resources.
Recognizing the dignity and worth of every person, Saint Louise House empowers women to transform their lives, the families, and their community.  Because Saint Louise House believes in family, they work hard to keep women and children together.

There are great service opportunities for individuals, groups or families that want to serve together! For more information, download the Saint Louise House volunteer application here. Below is a list of opportunities.

In-kind Donations Volunteer
Support the volunteer coordinator by fielding donation inquiries and following up with donors to receive donations at the Saint Louise House storage facility.
Time commitment: Flexible

Apartment Set-up Volunteer
Transform an empty apartment—with donated furnishings and household items—into a warm, welcoming home for a Saint Louise House family.
Time commitment: Flexible

Volunteer Shopper
Provide support to Saint Louise House staff by handling shopping needs for office supplies and apartment set-ups.
Time commitment: Flexible

Capital Area Food Bank Volunteer
Provide support to Saint Louise House program office, by picking up orders from the Capital Area Food Bank once a month.
Time commitment: Flexible

Birthday Cake Volunteer
Provide support to Saint Louise House program office by purchasing small birthday cakes for Saint Louise House kids.
Time commitment: Flexible

Welcome Meal Volunteer
Provide a meal and welcome card for Saint Louise House families on their first night in their new apartment.
Time commitment: Flexible
Additional training: Requires food preparation safety class

Administrative Office Volunteer
Provide support to the executive director, director of capacity building and the volunteer coordinator working in the administrative office.
Time commitment: Flexible

Program Office Volunteer
Provide support to case managers working in the program office. Program office volunteers will interact with program participants regularly. This volunteer opportunity requires a higher commitment level and additional training.
Time commitment: Commit to a minimum of 6 months of volunteer time for at least 12 hours a month during office hours. The preference is for the volunteer in this role to come in for three to four hours a week.
Additional training: Complete 12 hours of training with program director in three to four sessions.

Childcare Volunteer
Provide childcare for Saint Louise House kids while their mothers participate in weekly workshops. (Volunteers must be 18+)
Time commitment: Monday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Facilities/Maintenance Volunteer
Work closely with Saint Louise House Facilities Manager to repair, paint and refurbish apartments. Duties will depend on project.
Time commitment: Flexible

Community Outreach
Utility Assistance Volunteer
The Customer Assistance Program (CAP) is Austin Energy’s method for providing utility assistance. Annual funds are given to area agencies and churches to assist members of the community with their utility bill. As one of these agencies, Saint Louise House is looking for volunteers to assist staff in providing this needed service.
Time commitment: Volunteer for at least 3-6 months on a rotating basis during the times Saint Louise House provides utility assistance to the community (times vary)
Additional training: Complete eight hours of training with Saint Louise House staff in three to four sessions, and shadow a staff member completing a CAP intake with at least two community members.

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