ESPERANZA IS BUILT ON KINSHIP

Homelessness is almost always the result of somebody losing their support system. Whether it is family, friends, neighbors, church, or social security, when the safety net crumbles... People end up on the streets. By supporting the Esperanza Community, you have the opportunity to stop this crisis in its tracks.

The Esperanza Community is an extremely low-barrier shelter where unhoused people are met with kinship, and offered the opportunity to get out of the elements and work through TOOF programming to find stable housing. You're invited to join TOOF in building a place where people are met with open minds, open hearts, and open arms.

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COMMUNITY IS...

Transformative. 

Belonging.

Healing.

BECOME A COMMUNITY BUILDER!

COMMUNITY IS...

Transformative. Belonging. Healing.

BECOME A COMMUNITY BUILDER.

When construction is complete, the Esperanza Community will:

  • Support 200-300 people at a time as they work toward housing
  • Offer an array of supportive services
  • Help people become housing-ready by offering central gathering areas for people to engage in neighborly, communal activity.

Each Esperanza Community member is offered:

  • A locking, climate controlled shelter
  • Mental/physical health care
  • Work opportunities
  • Highly personalized support and housing navigation

get involved

All donations to the Esperanza Community will go to offer shelter, opportunity, and support to members of this transformative community. Look below to see yearly sponsorships at various levels that will ensure reliable services for our unhoused neighbors. To set up a tour or learn about sponsorships, contact our Director of Relationships and Giving, Jared Slack, at jared@toofound.org.

While we are based in Austin, we ask that checks (and only checks) be sent directly to our Secure Bank Lockbox Mailing Address:

The Other Ones Foundation Inc

P O Box 736039

Dallas, Tx 75373-6039

Please contact jared@toofound.org with any questions about mailing checks.

WELCOME IN TEAM

$1,000

Recognition on site with support for our homeless neighbors as they are welcomed into dignified shelter, with everything needed to start their journey toward stable housing. 

WORK FORCE FIRST @ ESPERANZA

$5,000

Offers 300+ hours of participation in Work Force First, and access to case management, housing navigation, and employment preparedness.

DIGNIFIED SHELTER UNIT 

$10,000

Annual sponsorship with on-site recognition offering shelter, opportunity,  and support for 1 of 200 non-congregant shelters units for people facing homelessness as a stepping stone out of crisis and into stability.

HYGIENE FACILITIES

$50,000

Recognition on site with infrastructure improvements, construction, and support for dignified hygiene facilities in each neighborhood of Esperanza Community.

COMMUNITY COMMONS & KITCHEN 

$150,000

Recognition on site with implementation and support for a safe, clean, and dignified place for Esperanza Community members  to experience community and nourishment.