Natalie Freeburg is the Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator for Front Steps. Front Steps is one of the largest providers of services for those experiencing homelessness in the Austin area and manages the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) in downtown Austin. The ARCH is a day resource center and overnight emergency shelter, and provides daily services for those in need—laundry, showers, computer use, case management, and dinner. Front Steps also manages permanent housing units, transitional housing units, recuperative care in a nursing home and veteran services. Natalie has worked for Front Steps for four years, volunteering for five years before working there.
Natalie’s presentation will focus on how to interact with compassion, with those in our community who are experiencing homelessness, while keeping boundaries and learning the best ways to help someone on a longer-term basis instead of offering a quick fix. She will educate about services that are available in the Austin area and how to connect someone with them. Come with your questions!
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