Date of Next Meeting: June 15, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm
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Note: This meeting is intended for social workers only and is not open to all professions. Please only RSVP if you are a Licensed Social Worker, or are currently a social work student.
June Meeting Location
Village on the Park at Onion Creek
Address: 11300 Farrah Ln., Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 280-5500
On-site parking and street parking are available
About Village on the Park at Onion Creek: Welcome to Village on the Park at Onion Creek, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Here you’ll enjoy independent or assisted living in beautiful apartment homes and cottages. Comprehensive services and amenities are enhanced by close proximity to the best that Austin has to offer. But what makes us special is our community. More than a collection of buildings, it’s the sense of caring you feel the moment you arrive. Managed by Retirement Center Management, we’re here to provide everything you need to Live Life Well®.
June Meeting Speaker and Topic
"Overview of Homelessness in Austin"
Richard has been striving to end homelessness since he first saw it come into existence as a mortgage foreclosure preventionist in Philadelphia in the 1980s.
Today, he is the creator and Director of Legal Aid for the Homeless where he has daily interaction with the disabled homeless citizens of Austin, Texas. He is President and founder of House the Homeless, Inc. which he established in 1989. HtH is comprised of homeless and formerly homeless citizens struggling to protect their civil rights and find solutions that will end homelessness in their lifetime.
His work has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Senate, the Philadelphia Bar Association, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, La Salle University, Texas Governor-Ann Richards, and the United Nations during the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless 1987. He has received the National Jefferson Service Award and been honored by the Texas Civil Rights Commission. He has also received the Five Who Care Award, the JC Penny Golden Rule Award, and the TX Homeless Network among many others.
In 1989, Richard founded House the Homeless, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of homeless, formerly homeless persons, and those committed to end homelessness in their lifetimes.