Visitor Information

How To Arrange A Tour

Individuals and members of groups who wish to tour Austin State Hospital should contact the Community Relations Office at 419-2330.

Family House

The Family House, located on the Austin State Hospital campus, provides overnight accommodations for up to four families of patients currently receiving services at the hospital. Operated through the Community Relations department, the Family House is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Access to the Family House during hours other than 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. is prearranged through Security at the ASH switchboard.

The house was originally the Superintendent's residence. Our Superintendent has very generously allowed this home to be used by families and patients so they can visit, socialize, and work on their joint educational and treatment needs. Our Volunteer Service Council has put a tremendous effort into furnishing this house through donations and fundraising efforts. The Family House project supports the mission of the Austin State Hospital by allowing consumers and their families to effectively and actively work on their education, treatment and discharge planning needs while still in the hospital. Taking care of these needs while in the hospital helps family members receive an earlier release from the hospital and maximizes success upon return home.

If you are interested in learning more about the Family House and how you can help, please give us a call at (512) 419-2330.

Last updated July 20, 2012