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Tue Jan 10, 2017 02:00 PM - Wed Jan 01, 2020 06:00 PM


408 W 23rd StreetAustin, TX 78705

Street Youth Ministry exists to know, love and serve street-dependent young people. We do the things you would expect from a homeless organization, but the most important thing we do is help our clients find hope. We were founded in 2008 by Terry Cole and incorporated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization in 2012.


We target our ministry to street-dependent young people and travelers in Austin. They generally prefer to be called street youth over homeless. They are often invisible and unwanted and, as a result, many are very mobile. Their needs are quite different than a typical older homeless person.
The vast majority of our clients are between the age of 17 and 25. We do not have firm age limits but reserve our service for those who fit into one of the street youth sub-cultures. We serve those young people who frequent our service area: Guadalupe to Nueces, 19th to 26th. Recent studies show that the human brain continues significant development until age 25, and youth with difficult backgrounds are often developmentally delaye We target our ministry to street-dependent young people and travelers in Austin.

The SYM COOP Drop-in is designed to provide a safe place for Youth who have found themselves thrust into living a street dependent life. We successfully assist in the transformation of just being in survival mode to assisting Street Youth Clients gain the life skills which will lead to a better chance at self-sufficiency. This is thru learning basic skills of cooking, socialization, and computer training.

Your role will be to assist in the daily operations while open and depending on skillset may be needed for our planning and strategy meetings. We are currently opening on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday but hope to expand those services to 7 days a week with your help and leadership.

You may sort mail, organize clothing or other donations, greet clients, help with kitchen duties, or cleanup tasks. You'll be interacting with clients in our drop-in cooperative space.


  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Music Arts
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hour shifts will be offered
  • Christ centered, patient, flexible.

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