Support the unhoused community and housing activism in Austin TX
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|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.