Archive for May, 2020

May 8, 2020

Adapting to the virus!


Our “Drop-by team” handed out supplies, food and clothing through the gates in front of the Drop-in Center as we met clients — keeping a safe distance — after coronavirus restrictions were put in force. The offerings included a pizza party, above and at right!

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May 7, 2020

SYMin during Covid Times – a point of light for many


SYMin President Terry Cole shares two short stories from a recent day at the Drop-in and environs. One’s about an idea shared by a client, something the organization may adopt. The other one, well, it started like this:
   “Today, a young man came by, very agitated, very irritated and down. We served him hot food, gave him clothing. He was grateful but agitated. He talked about the world getting so dark.
   “All of that may be true, I told him, but I need you to look at me. And I need you to listen to me. You are experiencing a bright point. There are two people here to serve you today who could be at home, and hundreds of people collecting the food you are eating. Someone put the sandwich together, someone baked the cookies, and they all chose to do this. Thousands of people support us in prayer and volunteer. This is a spot of brightness in your life.”

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May 6, 2020

Partner Opportunities During this pandemic


Partner opportunities …

We’re keen to reboot our partner program as soon as we know it’s safe for our clients, staff and volunteers. We anticipate that we’ll make calls sometime in May for the following:


 1. Volunteers who can work at least 8 hours a week alone or in pairs
 2. Groups of 8-10 who can work on the weekend without clients to get us ready to reopen
 3. Two full-time Monday through Friday 9am–5pm summer interns.
 4. Groups who can come to our center for a special two-hour event for clients of high value but limited interaction. (e.g., a social distanced activity like a worship band, individual crafts or special meal).


  We need to know our clients are safe and won’t go through an infection cycle before we can reboot our volunteer program and indoor events. You can call our home team (512 553-3796) to register your interest in any of these once we are able to proceed.


Before the virus!
One of our clients speaks to a group of volunteer youth from Covenant Presbyterian Church, who included SYMin in their annual “Love Austin” community service event. They were the last group that was able to mingle with clients before the coronavirus restrictions took hold. We look forward to group events returning when it’s safe for all. Give our home team a call at 512 553-3796!

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May 6, 2020

Partner Opportunities During this pandemic


Partner opportunities …

We’re keen to reboot our partner program as soon as we know it’s safe for our clients, staff and volunteers. We anticipate that we’ll make calls sometime in May for the following:


 1. Volunteers who can work at least 8 hours a week alone or in pairs
 2. Groups of 8-10 who can work on the weekend without clients to get us ready to reopen
 3. Two full-time Monday through Friday 9am–5pm summer interns.
 4. Groups who can come to our center for a special two-hour event for clients of high value but limited interaction. (e.g., a social distanced activity like a worship band, individual crafts or special meal).


  We need to know our clients are safe and won’t go through an infection cycle before we can reboot our volunteer program and indoor events. You can call our home team (512 553-3796) to register your interest in any of these once we are able to proceed.


Before the virus!
One of our clients speaks to a group of volunteer youth from Covenant Presbyterian Church, who included SYMin in their annual “Love Austin” community service event. They were the last group that was able to mingle with clients before the coronavirus restrictions took hold. We look forward to group events returning when it’s safe for all. Give our home team a call at 512 553-3796!

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May 6, 2020

Partner Opportunities During this pandemic


Partner opportunities …

We’re keen to reboot our partner program as soon as we know it’s safe for our clients, staff and volunteers. We anticipate that we’ll make calls sometime in May for the following:


 1. Volunteers who can work at least 8 hours a week alone or in pairs
 2. Groups of 8-10 who can work on the weekend without clients to get us ready to reopen
 3. Two full-time Monday through Friday 9am–5pm summer interns.
 4. Groups who can come to our center for a special two-hour event for clients of high value but limited interaction. (e.g., a social distanced activity like a worship band, individual crafts or special meal).


  We need to know our clients are safe and won’t go through an infection cycle before we can reboot our volunteer program and indoor events. You can call our home team (512 553-3796) to register your interest in any of these once we are able to proceed.


Before the virus!
One of our clients speaks to a group of volunteer youth from Covenant Presbyterian Church, who included SYMin in their annual “Love Austin” community service event. They were the last group that was able to mingle with clients before the coronavirus restrictions took hold. We look forward to group events returning when it’s safe for all. Give our home team a call at 512 553-3796!

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