Transitional Housing – Program
The goal of Compassion is to provide a homelike atmosphere to families with children who are homeless or unable to maintain their current residence. The program provides a more secure and stable home environment that allows those in personal and financial crises to re-establish themselves.
While living in our transitional housing facility, we provide services that include family counseling, job training/search, drug/alcohol abuse treatment, daycare, children’s programs, transportation, literacy training, health care, social and domestic skills, using in-house staff and in conjunction with local agencies currently providing support services.
We have two residential facilities located on the 1400 block of Austin Avenue. At 1401, Hope House offers 12 apartments in a nearly 15,000-square foot one-story building with a center courtyard and play area. Hope House Too is a one-story duplex behind the Administration Building at 1421 Austin Avenue. Combined, these two facilities provide 14 apartments and a total bed capacity for 60 residents. Hope House also includes a child learning center and care nursery, adult and children’s resource rooms, laundry facility, two storage areas and case managers’ offices.
Compassion’s offices and conference rooms are located in the three-story Jane Meyer Community Center at 1421 Austin. The first floor features an office, a kitchen, community room and dining room. The second floor is used for offices, storage and a room for counseling. Non-essential items are stored in the building’s large basement. All of Compassion’s facilities provide a smoke free environment.
Hope House Transitional Shelter
Compassion is the only transitional homeless facility in Central Texas for families with children. Hope House provides 14 apartments for families. We believe that an apartment living environment – as opposed to community living – promotes personal independence and responsibility. We serve an average of 50 families annually, including approximately 100 children ranging from infancy to 17.