Starting in San Antonio and now with a location in Austin, Threads provides new clothing and a fun shopping experience to teens who are in foster care, experiencing homelessness or otherwise referred. Founded in 2016 by former CASA volunteer Cathy Hamilton, Threads gives youth ages 12-21 the opportunity to shop for entirely new outfits, shoes and toiletries that fit their sizes and preferences – an experience that many of us take for granted, but that too many of these youth miss out on – free of cost. Learn more about how they got started, the services they provide and what they hope for the future in this episode of Conversations with CASA.
Threads was founded by Cathy Hamilton, a former CASA volunteer with Child Advocates San Antonio. For more information on how to refer a youth, visit the San Antonio Threads and Austin Threads websites. San Antonio Threads is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Austin Threads is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Conversations with CASA is an online series from Texas CASA that explores current issues and trends affecting child welfare, children and families in care and the CASA network.