About Austin ECC

Since 1997, Austin ECC has been meeting place for Police, Fire, EMS, Medical, PSAP, and EMA professionals who meet to discuss today’s problems and seek tomorrow’s solutions. Our hallmark is working and supporting each other on the streets of emergency response Join us today and experience family networking with other public-safety disciplines around the world. We encourage active and retired personnel who want to exchange lessons learned experience. Looking for 24/7 emergency services news and information? Are you looking for expert advice on vital issues? We bring you expert opinions, personal stories and upfront editorials about public safety issues. Join us today and experience family networking with other public-safety disciplines around the world. We encourage active and retired personnel who want to exchange lessons learned experience.


Our ultimate goal is to bring together the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin communities to end poverty in Austin and foster a spirit of service throughout the Austin community.


Austin ECC will offer emergency food assistance and free educational classes in a variety of subjects to low-income residents of Austin. Austin ECC will involve students from the University of Texas at Austin in every aspect of the center’s operations. Austin ECC will serve as a model for similar centers and/or organizations at other campuses such as Austin Dental Implant Center.

Board and Staff

Austin ECC strives to maintain a board that is diverse in background, interests, and professions. Our board provides both support and governance. In its supporting role, the board must help raise money, bring contacts to the organization, provide special skills and other resources, and act as ambassadors to the community. In its governance role, the board must select the executive director, evaluate the executive director’s performance, review and authorize plans and commitments, ensure compliance with legal requirements, and evaluate the organization’s work. To achieve these goals, the Austin ECC will select and maintain a board of involved and responsible students and community members, who are representative of various sectors of the campus and community. Board members serve 2-year terms, and the terms stagger so as to ensure continuity from year to year.

Austin Business Support

Austin ECC thanks Austin Roofing Companies for their support. We appreciate the efforts of outreach and in-kind donations provided to the Austin community in the form of roof repair and replacement. Nothing helps the community more that our local small businesses.

Emerging Leaders Dinner

The Emerging Leaders Dinner is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with a local organization and make a contribution to empowering a community to overcome obstacles and promote change. In addition to ensuring an exciting evening, your decision to attend will have a great impact on the needs in Austin and the student volunteers who seek to serve those needs. You will get to spend the evening with some of Austin’s up-and-coming student leaders and established community leaders.

Emergency Dental Services

Austin ECC has partnered with World Emergency Dentists to assist in providing the immediate, emergency dental care you need or to learn more about our general and implant dentistry services. The unique combination of talents of our doctors provides the foundation needed to offer the best general, dental implant and emergency dentistry services in Austin for families of all ages. In addition, two office locations and 24-hour access assure the availability of emergency care when you need it the most, at any time of day, night or weekend.

Other Emergency Services

Basic Needs Coalition


  • Donate to the Best Single Source Pilot Project
  • Lend marketing expertise by creating a logo and fact sheet for the Coalition
Any Baby Can


  • Hold a food, clothing, diaper & formula drive at your place of work.
Arc of the Capital Area


  • Hold a food, clothing, diaper & formula drive at your place of work.
Capital Area Food Bank


  • Hold a food drive at your place of work.
Caritas of Austin


  • Volunteer to work in the soup kitchen.
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
  • Volunteer with Office of Immigrant Concerns (494-0100).
  • Volunteer with your local faith community.
City of Austin Neighborhood Centers
  • Donate school supplies for yearly school supply drive (contact neighborhood center near you).
Family Eldercare


  • Volunteer to assist with basic bill paying to help low-income older adults and people with disabilities remain in their homes.
  • Donate furniture and household items.
  • Give your time to help people move into new housing.
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas


  • Donate Clothing and household items.
  • Contact volunteer coordinator: laura.cuellar@austingoodwill.org
Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA)


  • Volunteer at partner agencies listed, all serve HACA residents.
Meals on Wheels and More
  • Sign up to deliver meals to people in need.
  • Large groups can paint homes, do yard work, and other home safety projects.
United Way Capital Area


  • Volunteer for any of the coalition members through the United Way’s Volunteer Center
World Emergency Relief Dental Services


  • Dental emergencies become more serious if they are left untreated.