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HPRP Youth Program Profiles: LifeWorks
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Solutions Brief | September 21, 2010
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LifeWorks, located in Austin, TX, is the city’s only nonprofit organization offering youth and families a range of housing, counseling, and education services that address critical needs while helping homeless youth develop self-sufficiency and long term success.
LifeWorks is not the only organization in Austin that administers HPRP. The city of Austin, another HPRP grantee, contracts LifeWorks to be the fiscal agent for Caritas’ subcontract. Caritas, a local non-profit that works with low-income and homeless families, provides case managementto the city’s HPRP clients.
In addition to HPRP contracts and formalized partnerships, LifeWorks has many memorandums of understanding with a variety of nonprofits, public agencies, and private businesses. In particular, the organization’s connections with a variety of landlords allow HPRP applicants to bypass shelter and quickly move into housing.
LifeWorks’ position as a primary grantee and the extensive community connections allow the organization to leverage their resources in effective and creative ways while preventing and ending homelessness for hundreds of Austin residents.