We are a 501c3 non-profit providing complete NEW outfits and more for referred teens. Our teens select new clothing, including shoes, socks, underwear, bras, toiletries, jacket or hoodie and a backpack for FREE.
Our Mission is to provide a safe and nurturing shopping experience for all referred youth. We serve youth ages 12-21 in foster care, aged out of care, homeless or otherwise referred. Since opening in August 2016, we have provided for 4,900 teens at our San Antonio location. We are very excited to announce we are now open in Austin, Texas with a second location.
Youth in need must be referred by an informed adult, someone who is familiar with the situation. Personnel representing agencies, schools, group homes and regional treatment centers, as well as foster parents and other individuals are welcome to refer a teen to Austin Threads. The referral form is on this website. We need clothing and shoe size information to ensure a successful shopping experience for each and every youth.
We are by appointment only, Tuesday-Friday, between the hours of 9-5, with some later days. We have a small group of volunteers that provide a VIP experience for our teens.
Do you have a program or skill that you would like to share with our teens? Programs are scheduled for approximately 15 minutes during the teens’ shopping experience. Do you want to volunteer to work at Austin Threads or want to apply for an internship at Austin Threads? Fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch shortly. Thank You.