We are committed to making sustainable living a reality for displaced and seemingly unemployable persons.
Redemptive Work (RW) is an Austin-based, non-profit and advocacy group dedicated to making sustainable living a possibility for displaced and seemingly unemployable persons. We serve a diverse and at-risk population of homeless, previously incarcerated, and disabled people as they navigate through poverty, addiction, discrimination, mental or physical health crisis, and many other barriers to sutainability. We coach clients to achieve the essentials necessary for sustainable living: secure income, manageable housing, and access to healthcare. Specifically, RW provides clients access to public transportation, personal document assistance, safe housing resources, educational seminars, referral for legal counsel, group support and counseling, and provision of necessities. Through case management, resource referrals, and life coaching in a relational model, Redemptive Work builds a community teaching self-advocacy skills and the leveraging of opportunities to achieve a sustainable life.
After 10 months of intensive coaching, Mr. F. was able to take another huge step toward sustainable living. Mr F. was able to talk about the turning points in his life that led him to where he is. By facing his past, Mr. F begins the transition from victim status to social activist. He is moved and angered by the injustice he has seen, and we are helping him find ways to use this knowledge of power systems and his passion for change to cultivate meaning and purpose in his life.
So often systemic injustice traps people like Mr. F in a cycle of incarceration and homelessness, followed by re-incarceration. Discrimination based on criminal records continues to victimize those whose debt to society should have been accounted as paid. Release from incarceration does not generally equate to freedom in the United States criminal injustice system.
Click the link below to provide monetary support for the work or call 512-994-4684 to volunteer.