7500 Blessing Ave., Austin, Texas 78752
512-972-5159; Fax 512-972-5172

Monday to Thursday 8 am to 6 pm (closed 12 noon to 1 pm)
Friday 8 am to 12 noon

This center is near Cameron Road and 183, off E. St. Johns Avenue.  It is co-located with Pickle Elementary School and the St. John branch of Austin Public Library, and shares space with the WIC Clinic and Shots for Tots/Big Shots Immunizations clinic. It shows as "Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center" on the map. The nearest buses are #300 and #337

All City of Austin Neighborhood Centers are closed to the public for regular services.  They are providing emergency food deliveries on a limited basis.  Call 512-972-5133 for more information. They are also providing rent & utilities assistance to eligible individuals. Call 512-972-5780 for more information.

Todos los centros comunitarios de la ciudad de Austin conocidos como Neighborhood Centers estaran cerrados. Estamos ofreciendo servicios de emergencia para despensa de alimentos entrega a domicilio limitados. Llamanos al 512-972-5133 para mas informacion. Tambien estamos ofreciendo ayuda para el alquiler/renta y utilidades para personas elegibles. Llamanos al 512-972-5780 para mas informacion.

Ways we can help for free

Health services by RNs (Registered Nurses)

  • Check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • Pregnancy testing, and referrals if needed
  • Help coordinating your health care if you have a chronic disease
  • Refer you to a doctor or clinic if needed

Basic services

  • Food pantry and other food help
  • Notary services
  • Help you fill out forms and applications
  • Bus passes

Social services

  • Short-term counseling
  • Help with finding jobs
  • Help applying for other benefits

Information and referrals

  • Help find other resources in the community
  • Training and education
  • Rent and utility help
  • Help you find clinics, doctors, and health insurance

Other services at different times of the year

  • Blue Santa applications (free Christmas toys) -- in the fall; call for exact dates
  • Fans -- in the spring; call for exact dates


Equal Opportunity: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.