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Bat Conservation International
Bat Conservation International’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.
Bat Conservation International (BCI) is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1,400+ species of bats and their habitats and creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist. Bats are vital our world's ecosystems and economy, but hundreds of species are currently under threat. BCI is poised to facilitate some of the highest impact conservation efforts happening anywhere in the world. Our five-year strategic plan to ensure the survival of these extraordinary mammals includes
It's Time Texas
The mission of It’s Time Texas is to ignite a social movement empowering Texans to live their best lives and thrive through healthier lifestyles and building healthier communities.
Born out of ACTIVE Life in 2014, It’s Time Texas (ITT) is an Austin-based nonprofit championing the movement for a healthier TX by making healthier lifestyles more accessible for all Texans. Our programs and partnerships empower Texans to lead healthier lives, build healthier communities, and contribute to a healthier state.
Leap of Joy
Moving to empower at-risk youth through dance and theater arts.
Leap of Joy offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to underprivileged children, ages 4 to 14, in underserved schools in Austin, Tx. We teach all styles of dance including modern, tap, and ballet, creative movement, hip hop, performance and theatre arts.
Mount Nebo exists to bring Gospel-centered community development and mentorship to children of under-resourced communities. Our vision is to see those we serve equipped in relational community and lifestyle management. We accomplish our vision through mentorship, programming, and discipleship.
Mount Nebo is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit serving children from hard places in under-resourced communities around the city of Austin, Texas. More specifically, we connect children living in government-funded housing complexes and other privately-owned low-income housing to our volunteer base of over 200 college-aged students in lasting and meaningful relationships.
Susan G. Komen Greater Central and East Texas
To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss
To assist adults and children as they move from loss to life through support, therapy, education, training and consultation throughout the greater Austin area.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is a non-profit organization focused on grief and trauma with the mission to assist children and adults as they move from loss to life, transforming their grief through therapy, support, education, training and consultation.
The Center provides services to individuals and families who have experienced a loss due to the death of a loved one from illness, miscarriage, accident, suicide, or violence; along with those who have experienced loss due to divorce or separation.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss offers individual, couples, and family therapy for both adults and children. Their therapists have training specific to trauma, grief and loss in children and adults. They incorporate play therapy, traditional “talk” therapy and creative interventions into sessions. Many of their therapists are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is available for both English and Spanish speaking adults and children. Individual sessions are generally 50 minutes long. They strive to help anyone in need of hope and healing, regardless of ones ability to pay.
Therapy groups and workshops encourage members to challenge themselves to grow and develop insight into behaviors and emotions. They are lead by one to two mental health professionals and usually consist of 5 to 8 members. They will meet for a set period of time such as 5 to 12 weeks. Fees will vary and scholarships may be available.
Peer support groups are ongoing and meet 2 times per month, unless otherwise stated. Each group is facilitated by two trained volunteers and supervised by a licensed clinician. We strive to keep our groups small to foster safety and offer time to attend to each member.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss offers professional training, including workshops and consultations in the field of grief, loss, and trauma. These events are held in their training facility as well as off-site locations. CEU's are available to mental health professionals who attend our events. Training's are customized for faith-based, mental health, medical, staffing, corporate and educational personnel who seek assistance in working with persons who are grieving or traumatized.
When a traumatic incident or unexpected loss is experienced, The Austin Center for Grief & Loss can provide onsite services that are tailored to the needs of those impacted. Group and individual crisis bereavement services are available to faith-based, academic, business, and other communities.
The Other Ones Foundation New!
Transitioning Austin’s homeless neighbors into an engaged community through shelter, opportunity, and support.
The Other Ones Foundation provides extremely low barrier employment, case management, and humanitarian aid to people experiencing homelessness in Austin, TX.
We’re all about the marginalized. The vulnerable. Those “Other Ones” out there living on the fringes. We believe in the extraordinary value of every human life, and that everyone deserves to be fulfilled.