TOOF and a resident elected Leadership Committee partner to serve as stewards for the Esperanza Community, a ~150 person sanctioned encampment in Austin, TX. TOOF offers work opportunities, case management/housing navigation, hygiene facilities, and a community center with mail and internet access. We also function as the camp’s service coordinators, working closely with the service provider community to facilitate food access, mental and physical health resources, and more. We collaborate with camp residents to foster a solution-focused community that honors the vision of residents for the future of The Esperanza Community.
Here is a resident of the Esperanza Community, Ty, showing the progress being made on site:
TOOF is currently building a transformational shelter complex with 200 individual shelter units that will allow community members to get out of the elements and into a safe and dignified living space where they can work through TOOF programs and towards stable housing.
To get involved in this shelter complex buildout, head to our Welcome In page!