Imagine a world where abused and neglected children and youth get the support, services, care and love needed to recover and thrive in life? Like a guardian angel, the Women of Hope formed in 2011 and have raised more than $600,000 through annual membership dues, fundraisers and other gifts to benefit SAFE Children’s Shelter in Austin. SAFE Children’s Shelter is a human service agency in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.

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Austin Habitat For Humanity offers the dream of affordable homeownership for families and individuals who would have thought it would be possible. For nearly 35 years, Austin Habitat for Humanity has been on a mission to end the cycle of poverty housing. With over 470 homes built built by staff and community volunteers, this extraordinary non-profit holds true to their belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Austin Habitat For Humanity CEO, Phyllis Snodgrass, digs deeper into the importance of bringing people together to build strong, stable and self-reliant communities.

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Since opening its doors in 1990, Foundation Communities has helped over 6,000 families and individuals find a home and a better quality of life within its 23 affordable housing communities. Over the past 25 years, Executive Director and Founder, Walter Moreau has secured subsidy financing of more than $200 million to create more than 3,500 units of service-enriched, nonprofit-owned affordable housing. Here we explore his passion for affordable housing in Austin and his love for the community.

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