Street Forum

Support the unhoused community and housing activism in Austin TX

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75 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

Goal

Comrade

$4,000 USD / month goal

$670.75 USD / month raised (17%)

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

Starts at

$10 USD / month

+ 20

24 individuals have contributed

Events

Past event

Stay Warm Drive

Dec 31, 2020
Donation to buy hats, gloves, coats, sleeping bags and other winter stuff
+ 21

25 individuals have contributed

Past event

Disaster Response Mobile Shower Build

Sep 17Nov 1, 2020
12:00 AM UTC
10,000 Fearless First Responders requested that a mobile shower structure be built for hurricane ...Read more
+ 5

9 individuals have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Maureen Newlin

$500 USD since Dec 2020

2
Louisa

$250 USD since Dec 2020

3
Matt Larson

$200 USD since Oct 2020

4
Incognito

$200 USD since Oct 2020

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Incognito

$200 USD since Dec 2020

6
Bonnie Fisher

$200 USD since Dec 2020

7
Terence

$200 USD since Dec 2020

8
Justina Gil

$171 USD since Jan 2021

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Incognito

$150 USD since Sep 2020

10
Brian Delgado

$150 USD since Sep 2020

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Incognito

$150 USD since Sep 2020

12
Ted Anderson

$150 USD since Sep 2020

13
Incognito

$150 USD since Nov 2020

14
Elle Gagnon

$100 USD since Sep 2020

15
Incognito

$100 USD since Sep 2020

Organizations

Street Forum is all of us

Our contributors 84

Everyone who has supported Street Forum. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Joe Cochran
Core Contributor

Total contributions

$59 USD

Comrade

Tuan Phan
Admin

Total contributions

$50 USD

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

Macaella Gray
Core Contributor
Kajsa S
Core Contributor
Maureen Newlin
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Louisa
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$250 USD

Matt Larson
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$200 USD

Comrade

Incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$200 USD

Comrade

Incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$200 USD

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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 ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.

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 ✊

Budget


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Financial contribution to Street Forum

from Guest

+$25.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to Street Forum

from Guest

+$25.00USD
Completed

Freezer

by Kim Varela-Broxson

-$161.03USD
Paid
Receipt #31974

Today’s balance

$2,135.11 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $17,450.69 USD

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

Joe Cochran
Core Contributor

Comrade

Tuan Phan
Admin

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

Macaella Gray
Core Contributor
Kajsa S
Core Contributor