Last updated Sep 21, 2023 2 Comments 3

Austin Resource Center for the Homeless - ARCH

500 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX - 78701

The Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) serves as the first point of entry into the homeless social service system for many of Austins adults experiencing homelessness.

Intake is done at 6:00am weekdays and only for a few hours!

The ARCH doors are open to everyone, whether it is their first time being homeless, or they have been living on the streets for years, is designed to assess client needs, provide information on how and where to access services, and meet the basic emergency needs of homeless adults.

Basic shelter services provided on a daily basis:
Internet Access
Mail Pickup

Additional Services:
Clinic that provides health care and specialized services to meet basic needs
Large commercial kitchen
Dinning room where homeless adults that are staying at the shelter can get nightly meals
Sleeping areas for homeless day or night
Day Resource Center

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

User Answers

  1. Good.

    Answer posted on Jan 22, 2022 0
  2. 6 months

    Answer posted on Feb 2, 2024 0
  3. Good

    Answer posted on Mar 20, 2024 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

User Answers

  1. Yes.

    Answer posted on Jan 22, 2022 0
  2. Yes, for the time being.

    Answer posted on Mar 10, 2022 0

    Answer posted on May 3, 2024 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. No.

    Answer posted on Mar 10, 2022 0
  2. Yes, now we do.

    Answer posted on Jun 9, 2022 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

User Answers

  1. Follow the rules, protect and keep an eye on all your personal belongings, arrive on time to be let in or get shut out for the evening..

    Answer posted on Mar 10, 2022 0
  2. Get there a 6am Monday through Fridays. NOT OPEN WEEKENDS!

    Answer posted on Sep 20, 2023 0

How long can you stay here?

User Answers

  1. Depends on how long it will take to prepare for your departure(s) 6 mos. 1 year.

    Answer posted on Mar 10, 2022 0


  1. Beau
    Sep 24, 2018Reply
    Very awesome medical assistance and a short waiting period with friendly nurses as well as clerical security!!!
  2. Aja
    Mar 10, 2022Reply
    Not an issue in the past before. Was all a good experience during my stay (2015 - 2020) prior to the pandemic. Now, i am back again.

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