Who We Are:
One Voice Central Texas is a coalition of the leadership of almost one hundred nonprofit health and human service organizations working to make sure that everyone can contribute to our community and thrive. We represent the integrated network of human services that connects everyone of all ages and circumstances to social resources, opportunities, and support so that each person can reach their highest potential. We are the voice for those in the community who may have difficulty weathering the life storms that affect all of us.
Our members work every day with individuals and families to access healthcare, have stable housing, meet basic needs, create a sense of purpose, have the tools necessary to achieve their goals, and connect with others and the community. One Voice is also committed to ensuring our members have the resources and opportunities they need to be successful, including access to research on effective practices and peer networking for nonprofit leaders. To learn more about One Voice, click here to view our 2015 membership profile.
One Voice Central Texas influences and educates policy makers and the public about what it takes for everyone in our community to thrive, and ensures our members have the tools and resources to be effective.
We envision an integrated network of health and human services that leverages its collective power to connect everyone of all ages and circumstance to social resources, opportunities, and support so that each person can reach their highest potential.
The following values guide all of our interactions and decisions:
Our Areas of Focus:
- Membership: One Voice Central Texas is committed to building a strong membership that represents a cross-section of health and human service organizations in Central Texas. It connects executive directors with each other and provides them with ways to leverage their organizational resources.
- Public Policy: One Voice Central Texas believes that public policy plays a powerful role in impacting both the clients served by its member organizations as well as the organizations themselves. One Voice Central Texas identifies and acts on public policy issues that support its clients and strengthen the nonprofit sector.
- Standards of Excellence: The economic strength of Austin and health of its citizens depends on an effective, accountable and proactive nonprofit sector. One Voice Central Texas is committed to advancing public confidence and support for the nonprofit sector by exemplifying ethical practices, accountability and the highest standards of quality service.
- Economic Impact: One Voice Central Texas believes that in addition to being seen as providing for the public good, the nonprofit sector should be acknowledged as an economic engine that creates jobs and leverages resources.