Building a Strong Community

Posted January 22, 2015

Building a Strong Community

At The Settlement Home, we understand just how important it is to have a solid, supportive community. We try to create that kind of environment at our campus so that our kids can heal and grow from their history of trauma, abuse or neglect. It’s also why we are deeply involved in the Restore Rundberg initiative.


For a year and a half, our Operations Director, Jacob Huereca, has attended the monthly meetings to find ways we can support this program. We regularly host the meetings in our conference center at no cost. We are excited to host tonight’s community meeting.

The City of Austin website gives detailed information about this program:
Restore Rundberg is about neighborhoods helping neighborhoods. Residents in the Rundberg corridor are leading this revitalization effort. The project mission is to improve the quality of life, health, safety, education, and well-being of individuals living and working in the Rundberg neighborhood.

This community-driven initiative is a partnership between neighborhoods, the community, government, higher education, public safety, researchers, and stakeholder groups.
The goal is to develop innovative crime solution and complementary social services. Rather than short-term fixes, it important that these crime solutions are sustainable over time. Much research is under way in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

Visit the Restore Rundberg website here.

Interested in being a part of this program? We hope to see you at the next community meeting!