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Chat about the ARCH with Austin Public Health

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Austin Resource Center for the Homeless downtown has been providing important services and support for Austin’s homeless population since 2004. However, it’s no secret the topic of homelessness in Austin is a tough one for the city to tackle, and Austin Public Health is reaching out directly to Austinites for their thoughts on how the center is working and ideas for future improvements. The department is holding three community forums to offer the public this opportunity:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center, 7500 Blessing Ave., Conference Room B
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, City Hall, 301 W. Second St.
  • Friday, Jan. 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center Gym, 2800 Webberville Road.

The forums will begin with a presentation about the ARCH as it exists today by the department’s Acting Assistant Director Adrienne Sturrup. An interactive program will follow, providing information about the ARCH’s history and purpose and a venue where participants will be encouraged to share “input and ideas about services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin/Travis County,” according to a Facebook post by City Council Member Ora Houston about the event. Input is also welcome via email at or phone at 512-972-5027.

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