The Future Can Be Different*

*if ALL PEOPLE have access to shelter, opportunity, and support.

What is TOOF?

The Other Ones Foundation is a nonprofit that offers humanitarian aid, case management, and extremely low-barrier work opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in Austin, TX.

We're all about the marginalized. The vulnerable. Those "Other Ones" out there living on the fringes. We believe in the extraordinary value of every human life, and that everyone deserves to be fulfilled.


We work in tandem with many partners, including public, private, foundations, faith-based, and non-profit groups. To all who support and contribute to this work, thank you!


Earned income paid to people experiencing homelessness


People moved into stable housing

1,992,740 lbs

Trash removed from green spaces in Austin


Showers provided by our shower trailers


TOOF Spearheads Creation of Homeless Service Directory

In an effort to encourage collaboration, reduce duplication of work, and, most importantly, offer the best possible service to our unhoused community, TOOF has created a comprehensive list of homelessness service providers and programs. If you want to be added to the directory, please contact


Our Executive Director, Chris Baker, was featured as one of the heroes of Queer Eye season 6.

Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Chris Baker in episode 608 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

Chris has dedicated most of his life to serving others, particularly those experiencing homelessness. The majority of his friends, family, and coworkers will tell you that he is one of the kindest, most selfless people they've ever known. However, somewhere along his path, he forgot how to serve himself. This summer, he was given the gift of a week with the Fab 5, during which he began a journey of remembering how to love and care for himself the way he and TOOF love and care for our clients: unconditionally, radically, and without judgment. 

We are all incredibly proud of Chris, and it is an honor and a privilege to work alongside him. Watching his journey has been so beautiful for all of us at TOOF, and we hope it is able to have some kind of impact on you as well.