Heading Home TX is a volunteer non-profit ministry based in central Texas that began at Dripping Springs United Methodist Church in Dripping Springs, TX. We help restore dignity to homeless persons living on the street by distributing care bags containing personal care items. Since 2019, hundreds of care bags have been distributed by volunteers from area churches on a person-to-person basis in the Austin area and surrounding suburbs.
Financial hardship, abuse at home, addiction and untreated mental illness are just a few of the causes that lead to homelessness.
Simply throwing money at the "problem" of homelessness across America only treats the symptoms, but not the cause. Alan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes (creator of Community First in East Austin), believes that broken family relationships is the PRIMARY cause of homelessness. And these are the people Jesus always reached out to first, the neglected and ignored.
Our organization was founded by our friend Wes, who through a difficult season in his life found himself homeless. This experience led him to reignite his faith in Christ; and within the Christian fellowship of friends, he started Heading Home TX. Now he wants to help others find their way home.