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Austin Resource Center for the Homeless - ARCH

Address
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 Austin’s adults experiencing homelessness.
It offers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week resources and services to end homelessness.

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. The ARCH 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:
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Mail Pickup

Additional Services:
- A clinic that provides health care and specialized services to meet basic needs 
- A large commercial kitchen and dinning room where homeless adults that are staying at the shelter can get nightly meals
- Sleeping areas for homeless people to rest, day or night, and a Day Resource Center to get out of the elements during the day

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

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  1. Good.

    Answer posted on Jan 22, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Yes.

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

    Answer posted on Mar 10, 2022 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  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?

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  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

How long can you stay here?

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  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

2 Comments

  1. Beau
    Beau
    Sep 24, 2018Reply
    Very awesome medical assistance and a short waiting period with friendly nurses as well as clerical security!!!
  2. Aja
    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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