2-1-1 Texas – a free service which can refer you to appropriate social service agencies and provide their contact information. It is supported by the state’s Health and Human Service Commission's Texas Information and Referral Network. This service can be accessed via its web site (searchable by service type and location) or by phone (dial 2-1-1).
LifeWorks – a nonprofit agency in Austin which helps homeless and runaway youth. This organization supports a wide variety of services including an emergency shelter.
Caritas of Austin – offers short-term assistance such as meals, groceries, emergency rental and utility assistance to families in the Austin area, as well as education and job-placement classes.
The Texas Homeless Education Office – maintains a list of resources available state-wide. 1-800-446-3142
Liaison Resource Guide – a compilation of some online resources organized by topic.