Street Forum

Support the unhoused community and housing activism in Austin TX

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Help us stop worrying about fundraising each week so we can focus on our projects. Weekly outdoor and distanced free breakfast and community forum ... Read more

$723 USD of $4,000 USD / month raised (18%)

Starts at$10 USD / month

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Events

Street Forum is hosting the following events.

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Funds for Tents

Your donation will provide shelter and privacy for someone experiencing homelessness.

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Past event

Stay Warm Drive

Donation to buy hats, gloves, coats, sleeping bags and other winter stuff

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Past event

Disaster Response Mobile Shower Build

12:00 AM UTC
10,000 Fearless First Responders requested that a mobile shower structure be built for hurricane ...Read more

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Incognito

$3k USD since Feb 2021

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Just Futures Collective

$1.249k USD since Feb 2021

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Alex Barclay

$1.01539k USD since Apr 2021

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Landon Beach

$750 USD since Jan 2021

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Anna Scott

$600 USD since Feb 2021

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Incognito

$600 USD since May 2021

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Jordyn Middlebrooks

$525 USD since Feb 2021

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Matt Larson

$500 USD since Oct 2020

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Incognito

$500 USD since Oct 2020

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Maureen Newlin

$500 USD since Dec 2020

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Just Flow

$500 USD since Feb 2021

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Incognito

$450 USD since Nov 2020

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Kirsten Moore

$450 USD since Feb 2021

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Bill Newlin

$400 USD since Dec 2020

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Lindsay

$350 USD since Feb 2021

Organizations

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ACTBlue Charities

$13.218549999999999k USD since Mar 2021

Street Forum is all of us

Our contributors 280

Thank you for supporting Street Forum.

Tuan Phan

Admin

$110 USD

✊link in bio... https://www.instagram.com/stree...

Joe Cochran

Core Contributor

$77 USD

Macaella Gray

Core Contributor

Kajsa S

Core Contributor

ACTBlue Chari...

$13,219 USD

Incognito

$3,000 USD

Just Futures ...

$1,249 USD

Alex Barclay

Comrade

$1,015 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

$19,137.01 USD

Total raised

$36,927.30 USD

Total disbursed

$17,790.29 USD

Estimated annual budget

$37,891.15 USD

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News from Street Forum

Updates on our activities and progress.

Incoming: Cold Weather Accessories!

Hey y’all! Thanks so much to folks who have donated to our Stay Warm Drive - our first shipment arrived this week! so far, we’ve got 48 of these excellent beanies, gloves, warm socks, and Mylar blankets. Add in a few boxes of hot hands from...
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Published on November 21, 2020 by Kim Varela-Broxson

Weekly preparation

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Published on September 6, 2020 by Matt Arnold

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Thank you to our inaugural o.c. comrades!

Published on September 4, 2020 by Tuan Phan

Brian D, Elle G, Gabrielle L, Michael B and our incognito comrades. Solidarity ✊

About


Street Forum was formed in Spring of 2019 as part of a local grassroots movement to decriminalize homelessness in Austin TX. Our original mission was to gather feedback and rally support for the repeal of no sit/no lie, no camping, and anti panhandling local ordinances which punish people in need and have no benefit other than to placate those who want to see homelessness hidden away, far from needed resources. We began by providing hot breakfast and know your rights literature and we've evolved into providing many more services. We have set up our pop up cafe in Republic Square Park every Sunday for one year (we missed one week when quarantine first began). The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically adapt our format and routines to ensure we can safely continue providing essential services.
|Culturally Street Forum aims to be distinct from institutional care orgs serving our local unhoused community. We operate on a solidarity driven model and train our housed volunteers in navigating privilege gaps. We believe that housing is a human right and that being housed has nothing to do with being deserving but everything to do with being lucky. We understand wealth redistribution as the enactment of justice and reject the othering of recipients that often comes with "charity" driven work. We have no connection to the carceral system and no confidence in policing as a concept. We recognize that colonialism, a complex made of white supremacy and capitalsim, is the root cause of homelessness.
|The safety and comfort of people sharing spaces where we serve is at the core of our mission. We provide volunteer trainings in mental health first aid, crisis deescalation, Covid safety, and filming the police. We encourage volunteers to slow down and focus on the human connections that happen during our events. We welcome all the anger and despair that comes with homelessness and make space for them to be expressed safely. We serve food and supplies because people need them and it brings people in. We sit down and listen because people need that too.

Our team

Tuan Phan

Admin
✊link in bio... https://www.instagram.com/stree...

Joe Cochran

Core Contributor

Macaella Gray

Core Contributor

Kajsa S

Core Contributor