photo by John Anderson

Best Humanitarians for the Houseless

The Other Ones Foundation

The Other Ones Foundation offers easily accessible work opportunities, humanitarian aid, and individualized case management services for people experiencing homelessness in Austin. The nonprofit, founded five years ago by Chris Baker (who had much inspiration and little experience), also manages the state-sanctioned refuge known as Camp Esperanza near U.S. 183 and SH 71, which has transformed from a shanty row to a community where many of the residents stay in comfy fabricated structures and all eat well. TOOF's best qualities? Listening and adapting. Esperanza residents serve on a leadership committee that meets frequently with TOOF staff to help them better understand how best to serve their needs.

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