Who we are:
Austin17House is a non-profit (501c3) youth and family community center.
Austin17House was founded in January 2017 by Mark Anderson, after losing his son Austin Anderson in a tragic accident that took two lives on December 3, 2016. Mark wanted to take action immediately, to provide a safe place for Austin's friends could come have fun and be safe. With a little over $10,000 in donations from a GoFundMe page a family friend started Mar had favor with a local pastor at Grace Ministries International and build his vision of creating this safe place.
After taking establishment early of January 2017 a team of passionate individuals friends, family, community members gathered around Mark and began building a vision from the ground up.
Austin17House kicked off their first annual Community Forum where over 200 community members came out to support Mark and his vision of creating a place where youth and adults could come and be strengthened in their identity, become strong leaders and where they can build and find their dreams. The goal, to do this through community, building support systems and hope.
When are we open?
Wednesday 6PM - 9PM
Middle + High School students
Food, friends, games, fun! We have a number of recreational activities to participate in including basketball, floor hockey, arts and crafts, personal training, makeup and hair workshops, music and more.
Friday nights from 6PM - 9PM
Open to the public
The gym is open for recreational activities, game tables i.e. pool, ping pong, corn hole, arts + crafts, food and more.
Sunday nights from 4PM - 7PM
Community and Casseroles
Come eat dinner with us and get to know your community center, potluck and family style.