Austin Children's Shelter (Austin, TX)


  • Name:Ms. Emma Lindrose
  • Title:Grants Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Austin Children's Shelter
  • Address:4800 Manor Road
    Austin, TX 78756
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:5124990090
  • Main fax:5128524420

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  • Mission:
  • Austin Children's Shelter protects and heals children, young adults, and families in need.

  • Overview:
  • In 2010, 6,377 children in Austin and Central Texas were confirmed victims of child abuse and/or neglect, out of 66,897 children statewide. Of those 6,377 children in our community, 3,148 were removed from their homes and placed into foster care, most often with appropriate relatives or foster families. If neither of those options is possible, the state relies on licensed providers such as Austin Children's Shelter to provide short-term accommodations and essential supportive services.

    The absence of a reliable caregiver to protect and nurture children coupled with exposure to complex trauma, or exposure to multiple or simultaneous traumatic events in early childhood, has an impact on the behavioral patterns of youth. According to WestCoast Children’s Clinic, 84% of children who experience activities that threaten their health and safety have problems with judgment that place them at risk of significant physical harm. These behavior patterns “represent children’s defensive adaptions to overwhelming stress” – that is, they are a result of early trauma – while also increasing the likelihood of continued trauma exposure as they place the child at continual risk. The

    ACS intervenes to break the cycle and provides much more than short-term shelter – we become “family” to many in our care. ACS offers our ESP services for up to 50 boys and girls who range in age from birth to 17. While in our care (for as short as one day to as long as 377 days), children and youth are provided with clothing, nutritional food, on-site medical care, dental care, school supplies, homework assistance, access to computers for homework and educational games, emotional/behavioral assessment, therapy, and the around-the-clock loving care and guidance of our very qualified, dedicated staff.

    Because of our diverse programming and cottage accommodations, we are uniquely able to care for sibling groups and others not currently served by Austin-area emergency shelters. Almost 100 percent of our residents come from abusive and/or neglectful environments -- their young lives touched by unimaginable pain, transition, and loss. We endeavor for each child, youth, and young adult to leave our care as fully restored to health as possible to increase their chances of success after they leave ACS. Our objectives are to stabilize the youth, assess and meet their needs, and to prepare them for their future.

  • History:
  • For more than 27 years, Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) has believed that every child deserves a safe home, the love and support of a caring community, and the tools and resources to live up to his or her potential. The mission of Austin Children’s Shelter is to protect and heal children, young adults, and families in need.

    ACS was founded in 1984 with ten beds in a residential house, primarily to shelter young child victims of violence and neglect until a foster home could be found. ACS expanded in 1988 to two side-by-side residential houses and increased services, providing medical care, assessment, counseling, and case management for up to 30 children. In response to community needs, ACS made yet another giant leap forward, moving to a new, seven-acre campus in East Austin. The purpose-built facilities, consisting of five cottages, an educational services building and a program services building, are designed to provide safe and supportive care in a home-like setting. ACS serves both genders and ages newborn to 22 (including sibling sets). In 2011, we served 270 children, providing safety, nurturing and all of the supportive services that a child usually receives from family support; a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, orthodontia visits, sex education, instruction in self-care, educational support, and more. These services are offered through three main programs: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living, and Teen Parent. Since 1984, we estimate that the Shelter has provided services to nearly 5,000 Texas babies, children, youth and young adults.

  • Year established:1984
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:22
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:110


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:74-2320657

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:742320657
  • Organization Name:THE SAFE ALLIANCE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 19454
  • Organization City:AUSTIN
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:78760-9454
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):5
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Organization to Prevent Cruelty to Children
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:November, 1984
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):326
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:August, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:August
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$8,317,475
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,884,977
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,797,713
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:52:16 pm

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