Mobility is both necessary for basic self-sufficiency and a commodity beyond the reach of many Austin residents. When people seek to transition out of homelessness, they name access to public transportation as a top need. Because healthcare and social-service resources are spread across the city, the benefits of transportation to someone who is transitioning from homelessness are exponential. Each day, Front Steps provides about 800 Austinites with a continuum of services to help end homelessness, including case management, community education, and access to everyday necessities such as bus rides.
To emerge from homelessness, an individual must have a way to get to jobs or job interviews, doctors' appointments, social-services offices, food pantries, and grocery stores. Last year, Capital Metro's fare increase raised base bus fares to double in cost from October 2008. Additionally, a January 2011 change put an end to free rides for seniors and customers with disabilities. As a result, many Front Steps clients who depend upon public transportation can no longer afford bus rides.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help empower people who are experiencing homelessness with access to transportation. If G-Team members raise $500, Front Steps can provide 250 bus passes to its clients.
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