Join our cutting-edge, child-focused organization and change lives, including your own.

Programs & Services

The Settlement Home for Children is located on ten acres in north Austin. Our campus is rich in history and provides a tranquil atmosphere for children to heal and grow.

Mark your calendar! The 2017 Garage & Estate Sale will take place November 2-5 at Palmer Events Center.

Make a Donation to The Home

The Settlement Home relies upon donations from the community. According to our 990, $0.93 of every $1 goes directly to programs and services for our children.

History of the Settlement Home

“The Settlement Home has a great training program that will give you the rest of the skills you need. You’d also be surprised at how little time it takes to make a big difference in someone’s life, and by touching that life, you will ultimately touch many other lives in the future through them.”

Settlement Home Volunteer


Posted February 27, 2017
SH: Tell us a little about Birds Barbershop. BB: In 2006, childhood friends Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport found themselves living in Austin, TX, with nowhere to get an affordable, high-quality haircut. Together, they created Birds Barbershop, a...
Posted December 12, 2016
On the first day of Christmas, we gave to our kids a tuck-in with a back rub. On the second day of Christmas we gave our kids two choices and a tuck-in with a back rub. On the third day of Christmas we gave to our kids three time-ins, two choices...
Posted December 2, 2016
Did you know that we have an on-campus University of Texas Charter School available to residents in our care? Many of the kids we serve are behind their peers academically or are need of a little extra support with their school credits. The Charter School...
Posted December 2, 2016
Meet Karen, another one of our stellar volunteers. Not only does Karen volunteer as a mentor to one of our kids, but she volunteers around The Home for the holidays. Karen shared with us her motivations for volunteering and her advice to other...