Contact Information

Phone: 512 553 3796. Use 9 for staff directory or just leave a message. You can text this number, too.
Mailing and Shipping: Street Youth Ministry, 408 W 23rd St Basement, Austin TX 78705
Employment: All applications must come through Indeed.
Speaking Events: request form
Service Projects: request form
Newsletters: request forms
Press: info page


We were founded in 2008 by Terry Cole and became an independent Texas non-profit in 2014. We began our first event, a street outreach every Friday, in 2008. We added a Bible study every Tuesday in 2009. We added prayer time every Monday in 2010. Since then, we continued to add regular events that provide safety and encouragement for our clients up until 2016, when we operated 11 events weekly for our client.

All the while, we were partners beside Lifeworks Street Outreach. We have been in their facilities daily since 2008, helping with their dropin center, meals, and advocacy program! In October 2015, funding at Lifeworks for the dropin center was lost. At that time, we made a challenging decision to step up and keep the doors of the dropin open, even though we ourselves don't yet have funding in place to do so. On Jan 6, 2017, our dropin cooperative opened it's doors for the first time. We have combined our original events and the dropin center into a new, healthy and challenging environment for our clients to continue their journey to their life goals. By adding the name cooperative to the drop-in center, we signify and commit to being in partnership with our clients in new and even closer ways.


Our mission is to know, love and serve street-dependent young people so many may come to know Christ through the witnessing community formed.

On average, we meet between 4 and 5 new clients every week! Our clients are very diverse.

Client Goals

We pray for four goals for every client: more stability, more sobriety, reconnection with God, and finding a faith home. Our clients constantly set and work toward personal goals with our guidance. 

On average, clients attain 12 new goals every week!


We divide our services into four measurable programs as shown below. More information about our programs and results can be found from Annual Reports on our donor information page.

Client Services

Our largest program by far is our direct-services client program serving more than 600 unique individuals annually.

More time spent with clients is the number one leading indicator that they will achieve personal goals!

Volunteer Services

We have a very active volunteer program, with more than 800 unique volunteers per year contributing more than 2000 hours and donating more than $80,000 in-kind goods per year. We believe that inviting our volunteers into ministry with us is crucial.

Public Awareness Raising

We raise awareness of the existence, challenges and solutions to street-dependency among young people by our newsletter, our blogging activities, and frequent public speaking by our staff members.

Use this form to request a speaker.

Privacy Statement: With regard to our public awareness raising and newsletters, we do not share, rent or sell your contact information.

Internship and Leadership Programs

We invest in our staff and our interns. Our internship and Associate Missionary positions build significant leadership capability for future leaders of urban poverty-informed ministries. You can apply for internships at

POWr Tabs


We have a great staff to interact. Our employment is listed on Follow us there if you'd like to join our great team one day!


You can read about our board on our donor information page.

Technology we use

Our founder is an electrical engineer by training and worked in high-tech as an innovator for 25 years. As a result we love to use technology and have done so from the very beginning. Here’s a list of some of the tools we use to track all of our constituents and measure impact. Terry Cole is at Salesforce in MVP and shares his expertise regularly in local, regional, and national events. He publishes the most popular solutions for nonprofits using Salesforce at

  • Salesforce Enterprise (Sales cloud, service cloud, platform– Granted by through the power of 10 license program)
  • Nonprofit Success Pack for Salesforce (NPSP-open source and always free)
  • Vertical Response (10,000 emails granted every month)
  • Mailstyler 2.0 (email HTMLWYSIWYG composer– License granted)
  • Appsona for Salesforce (ETL tool – three licenses granted)
  • Apsona document merge (Salesforce email and print document generator – three licenses purchased)
  • Quip by Salesforce (mobile team productivity – five licenses purchased)
  • Google apps (Gmail and Google docs productivity suite – domain app granted)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (productivity suite – basic domain license granted)
  • Zapier (Data connection maker and automation tool – starter license granted)
  • (responsive web widget set – professional annual license purchase)
  • HootSuite (social media scheduling an automation tool – monthly license purchased)
  • Evernote (document scanning and archive tool – annual license purchased)
  • Getfeedback (mobile responsive survey tool – license granted)
  • G-connector (Google spreadsheet to Salesforce automation tool – license granted)
  • Dropbox (team sharing of files – license granted)
  • Dreamhost (wordpress web site provider - granted hosting)