Hospice & Recuperative Care

Doug’s House is a five-bedroom residential hospice and recuperative care facility for people with HIV and AIDS. Doug's House provides 24-hour care from social workers, caregivers and a Registered Nurse.


We operate two affordable, transitional housing programs for people living with HIV and AIDS and their families. Experienced social workers provide supportive services, help residents apply for permanent housing and achieve their personal goals of independent lives.

Project Transitions' Community Housing program provides subsidized rent assistance and support services for those living offsite.  

Support Services

Hospice, recuperative care and housing is an integral part of what we offer, but there’s so much more. The journey for residents to independent living and recovery is made possible by an exhaustive list of wrap-around social services that Project Transitions makes available to everyone in our programs:

Hospice/Recuperative Care Services include:

  • Full-time social worker on premises
  • Counseling case management
  • End of life planning; wills, DNRs, funeral
  • Full-time nurse at Doug’s House
  • Private room
  • Cable/ Internet/ WiFi
  • Oversight of medical care
  • Daily check-ins
  • Physical assessment
  • Wound care
  • Medicine refills and ordering; adherence counseling
  • Transportation to and from appointments/ companionship and advocacy
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks for all residents
  • Full holiday meals and community celebration events
  • Family counseling
  • Connect clients and family members to case management, therapy, food pantry, dental services, STS, and CARTS
  • Develop medical care plan with client and team (doctor and family)
  • Medical education; diagnosis, labs, referral
  • Assistance with disability application
  • Resident memorials
  • Social activities among residents

Housing Services include:

  • Counseling
  • Medical education
  • Disease education
  • Resource education
  • Family counseling
  • Mental health support through check-ins and medical monitoring
  • Group counseling
  • Harm reduction planning
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Personal finance coaching
  • Career building skills
  • Employment resource referral
  • Partner with permanent housing options including public housing, section 8, Foundation communities to bridge clients with safe, affordable permanent housing
  • Personal finance counseling
  • Hardship rental assistance
  • Social skills building
  • Independent living skills
  • Social activities such as crafts, BINGO, movies
  • Children programs such as “Kids Olympics” and holiday activities
  • Therapeutic gardening
  • Community engagement
  • Community center that is open to all residents in every program 
  • Continental breakfast 5 days a week: Mondays- Friday
  • Saturday breakfast provided by a local church
  • Computer lab
  • Resident center phone for resident use
  • Capital Area Food Bank pantry onsite

Residents are required to develop a plan of exit from day one and we help them stay the course. Monthly meetings are scheduled with housing case managers to monitor progress, develop strategies to achieve independent living and to address areas of need.


Top Drawer Thrift is a funky and fun thrift store with a huge heart.  This Austin staple has been selling donated items to the community since 1993.  All proceeds from the sale of donated merchandise benefit Project Transitions.  In addition, Top Drawer serves the HIV/AIDS community through the provision of store vouchers distributed through area HIV service agencies in Austin.

Top Drawer has two locations. The original is located at 4902 Burnet Rd. and is open Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm. The second location is located at 7101B Woodrow Ave. and is open Tuesday through Sunday 11am-7pm.

Donations are accepted at the Burnet location during open hours. The 49th Street Flea Market is also hosted at Top Drawer Burnet on the second Saturday of every month.