After years of extensive planning, the Austin Children’s Shelter has completed its new facility that will offer the ability to provide emergency shelter as well as longer term residential care for abused and neglected children and youth. In this expanded facility, ACS will ultimately care for as many as 78 children at a time and increase its programs to include an on-site charter school and family-based support services. Built on 13 acres adjacent to Mueller, the new campus of five “cottages” and three program support buildings is designed to safeguard children with some areas in the campus not generally open to the public. Please join us for this one opportunity to tour the entire site of our new campus and celebrate our 25th anniversary on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 5:00-7:00pm. Activities will include:

  • Campus tours by Austin Children’s Shelter Guild members
  • Minis and Friends – Little Horses, Big Hearts
  • ACS Kids Council Lemonade Stand
  • Live Music from The Biscuit Brothers (courtesy of A Texas Christmas Carol and other artists), and musical artist Elizabeth Wills
  • Tastings from Which Wich, Tres Amigos, Stardust Pastry and EL CHILE CAF É Y CANTINA
  • Interactive Play-Doh Station for the kids
  • Visit Da Bull, dancers and coaching staff of the Austin Toros in the gym