One of the rewards of FLCCT’s working with non-profits is that we allow those organizations to extend their services beyond their main mission. This collaborative effort provides a greater benefit to individuals and families in need. Now that fall is approaching, we are renewing many of our partnerships and forging new ones. Here’s a partial list of local service providers that we work with:
FLCCT is proud to announce our new partnership with the Austin Area Urban League .The AAUL’s mission is to equip African Americans and all underserved populations with the tools to achieve economic and social equality.
Among their many programs are those to help career development and workforce preparation and to financially empower youths and adults. We look forward to setting up classes for their clients.
Dress For Success is returning as a host partner. This organization helps women gain financial independence by preparing them to return to the workforce. In addition to providing appropriate professional clothing and job hunt coaching, they also teach their clients about personal money handling and leadership.
You can also support this awesome organization by dropping off your gently worn women’s professional clothing and shoes at any Westbank Dry Cleaners. See guidelines at www.westbankdrycleaning.com/dress-for-success
Accesible Housing Austin is a new partner with long term vision for addressing housing problems for people with disabilities; they’re building brand new units! Since the average social security check that a disabled person receives is $700 but Austin’s average rent is $1,100, their help is much needed. We’ll be working with them when they get their new apartments completed.
AIDS Services of Austin is a returning host partner. This organization helps people understand how to get the medical care needed to live with AIDS as well supports community AIDS testing and fights fears and stereotypes about this disease. Medical bills can add significantly to people’s monthly expenses and using the good budgeting practices that FLCCT teaches can help manage them.