While there are no scheduled Employ and Empower events today, there are many other available services provided by our agencies.
Austin Free-Net provides free computer access and education to the Austin community. We have a large open-access lab in our headquarters where all community members are welcome. We also provide training in sites around the city and free computers to nonprofits and government agencies.

Click HERE to see a full list of our locations and open times

Front Steps is committed to providing a full range of services to support our clients in moving from homelessness to safe, affordable long-term housing. At the ARCH, homeless men and women are able access a number of basic needs services, including showers, hygiene items, clothing, laundry, lockers, phones, mail, and messaging. Front Steps’ Basic Needs services include a Day Resource Center, an Identification Program, a Document Bank, and more.

Additional Services available today include:

Men’s Clothing Closet 9:00-11:00 am

GED & Adult Basic Education Class 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Financial Education Class 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Goodwill makes it convenient for you to take the first step toward a better future. We will equip you with the tools you need to compete for jobs that are in high-demand and provide you continuous support to ensure stability and stellar performance in the workplace.

Our services include:

interviewing skills - job readiness classes - one-on-one career counseling - résumé writing - training certifications 

Come into the ARCH between 11:30 and 4:00 to sign up for an intake!

Women Only 

While operating Trinity Center it was obvious to us that there are much less services offered to homeless women at the same time as we understood them to be the more vulnerable and at risk population. Since 2005, Trinity Center has operated a Monday program for homeless women, creating a safe and welcoming environment away from the streets and offering a free wardrobe for our female neighbors. As in all other days of operation, a breakfast and sack lunches are offered as well. 

9:00am – Doors open and a lottery determines the order for shopping
9:15am – 10:00am – Breakfast and announcements
10:00am – 1:00pm – Shopping, computer lab, coffee and fellowship, case management, resource referrals
1:00pm – Doors close