In 1984, a group of concerned citizens joined together to do something about the lack of shelter space for abused and neglected children in Austin and Travis County; thus the Austin-Travis County Shelter for infants and Children was born. The shelter has continually grown in response to the needs of the children of Central Texas, adding new programs to help children lay a foundation to build upon. Through the years, Austin Children’s Services has received only the highest ratings on all inspections and evaluations. Because of leadership’s strong commitment to providing high quality care, it gained a reputation as one of the very best agencies in the state for children in crisis, a reputation still held today.
For 31 years, it has been the dedication of leadership and staff, and the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and the community at large that has given ACS the ability to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of literally thousands of children who have suffered abuse and neglect.
As we look to the future, it is with the vision that we will, one day, be able to care for every child who needs ACS services. We believe that we cannot turn our backs on our most valuable, and most vulnerable resource, our children. Helping these children is not only important to their future, it’s important to yours.
Team FX is extremely grateful for the meaningful work the shelter does in our community. You can help!
“We are so amazed and grateful of the selfless dedication and support we have received from TEAM FX over the years. Their ability to continually reach deep within themselves and reach out to their community in such a bold way is truly an inspiration. The children we serve are so much better for their effort and example.” — Angela Glode, Chief Development Officer, Austin Children’s Shelter
YOU really make the difference in fighting the alarming statistics of child abuse and neglect in Texas.
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