Ascension Seton recently announced a donation of $3 million to Finding Home ATX, a community initiative that aims to end unsheltered homelessness in Austin. On any given night in Austin about 3,000 people are without homes and Finding Home ATX is working to rehouse those individuals and restabilize an additional 2,300 local households by the end of 2024.

“Unsheltered homelessness is a growing challenge and devastating reality for many individuals and families in our community. Ascension Seton is committed to supporting this transformational initiative as part of our mission to provide compassionate care for all,” said Andy Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Texas. “We are proud to contribute to Finding Home ATX in collaboration with other local partners as they work to improve our community’s care for individuals experiencing homelessness and provide meaningful pathways to stable shelter.”

Austin has a track record of making homelessness brief, infrequent and non-recurring through successful and innovative veteran and youth programs. Finding Home ATX’s hope to scale these efforts in a way that promotes equity for all people experiencing homelessness, a challenge that is growing more critical each day. Finding Home ATX convened a Summit with the City of Austin, Travis County, The Austin Chamber of Commerce, and dozens of service providers to determine the investment need and path forward to achieve its goal of ending unsheltered homelessness in Austin.

“We are grateful for the support from Ascension Seton and other members of the Austin community as we strive to reach this transformative goal of reaching functional zero in the Austin housing crisis,” said Lynn Meredith, Chair of Finding Home ATX’s Core Leadership Planning Group.

Finding Home ATX was recently named one of the most ambitious Housing America partners due to its “housing first” approach and goal to make homelessness in Austin brief and non-frequent.