Inspired By Grace
Eliza Grace & Patrice Pike
Eliza Grace was the first recipient of the Step Onward Foundation.
More than lacking shelter…
Through our work, we have come to understand that “homelessness” is complex. It is not simply a lack of shelter. Many people experience varying degrees of homelessness and housing insecurity throughout their lives. Having a safe place to call home is such a basic human need that when it is threatened, people often experience traumatic stress, and with it, mental and physical health issues and challenges affecting employment, among other adversities. It is easy to see how a vicious cycle is created under these conditions.
Health and Wellness
Why Step Onward?
The Step Onward Foundation was established in 2004 as The Grace Foundation Texas in partnership with Austin Community Foundation. Through a dedicated board, trusting partnerships, and active volunteers, we are a foundation that continually aids young adults and families in need. Thanks to the generous support of our growing body of individual and corporate donors, we are steadily scaling our impact in the Texas communities we serve, which currently include Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
We are an efficiently run organization that strives for low operational costs so that every dollar possible can be given to aid our young survivors.
Texas Children’s Hospital
2006 – Current Partner
“Step Onward has been a huge help to our families because they immediately seek to help the families that are referred to them. Step Onward is not only a resource, but also a partner to us at Texas Children’s Hospital.”
Our Referring Partner Organizations
Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness, of which 700,000 are unaccompanied minors, meaning they are not part of a family or are accompanied by a parent or guardian. On any given night, approximately 41,000 unaccompanied youth ages 13-25 experience homelessness. Learn more at NCSL
P.O. Box 150591
Austin, TX 78715