The Homecoming is a project to build life-sized bronze sculptures to
complement and humanize the Homeless Memorial
which has existed in Austin, Texas for over two decades.
Mail checks to: House The Homeless, Inc., P.O. Box 2312, Austin TX 78768-2312
Please specify that it is for the Bronze Statue The Homecoming.
The homeless tell us that they feel invisible –The Homecoming will at last put a face on homelessness, showing the plight of the Veteran (one-third of all homeless are U.S. Veterans), his child (the average age of the homeless is nine years old), and the forgotten woman (a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental illness, lost jobs and benefits).
Sculpture artist, founder and president of HTH, Richard R. Troxell, is donating his time and labor to the project.
By contributing your funds, you are joining our JOURNEY, thus we offer the following to
enhance your own ability to educate others, advocate for folks without a home, and
use art to put a face on
homelessness to further local and national discussion.
Pledges and payment commitments are payable over time.
Please see if your employer offers matching donations for charitable organizations.
* Donations are tax-deductible to the limit of the law. 100% of all donations will be applied to the tax-exempt purposes of HTH,
including materials and related costs for the statues and marquettes.
The Homecoming is a project of House the Homeless, Inc. (HTH), an all volunteer educational and advocacy group
founded in Austin, TX in 1989. Our mission is education and advocacy surrounding all issues of homelessness.
We consider all homeless and formerly homeless individuals to be members.
At least 60% of HTH Board of Directors is comprised of homeless/formerly homeless people.
HTH has a solid history of stewarding donations and
maintaining overhead at approximately 5%.
For 20-plus years, HTH has held a Sunrise Memorial Serving on Auditorium Shores to remember an increasing number of men, women and children who have died while trying to survive homelessness. At each Memorial, HTH launches its community-supported Thermal Underwear drive and party to provide warm clothes to help protect against exposure and hypothermia. Our ultimate goal is to reduce these untimely deaths by providing opportunities to get off the streets by promoting collaborative job training, living wages, case management, transitional housing, and affordable housing. HTH also has a voice on national coalitions and our Universal Living Wage campaign is endorsed by hundreds of businesses, unions, faith-based and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
Our goal is to reach $125,000 from donations and grants for The Homecoming*
Slideshow On The Process To Make The Statues
HTH Staff Contributors And Supporters
|Honoring Statue Stewards
Phil and Pam Friday
Michael and Sharon ChesserCampaign Promoters
Steve Dubov and Heather Tolleson
Colleen Regnier Steele
Shannon Brooke Mantrom
|Statue Enactment Team
Hill Country Middle School, Austin, Texas
Hill Country Players