Did you know that ASH provides brief, temporary lodging to individuals and families who are in Austin visiting a related patient? Originally provided as residence to the superintendent or other hospital staff, The Family House is now utilized by families so that they can visit, socialize, and work on joint educational and treatment needs with the patient. The Community Relations office at The Austin State Hospital is looking for a hands-on volunteer who can assist with weekly family house upkeep. If you are interested in becoming a Family House volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Allison.rubenak@dshs.state.tx.us or  512-419-2323 041 edit 032 edit