Construction to build Hope Alliance’s new Leander location could begin as early as June, CEO Rick Brown said.

The organization is relocating from its two Round Rock locations, to a new building in Leander, which will be located on San Gabriel Parkway near Glenn High School. An official address has not yet been assigned. Hope Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance and shelter to victims of family violence and sexual assault in Williamson County.

With the relocation, Hope Alliance will expand from 30 beds to more than 90, helping the nonprofit meet the county’s growing demand for emergency shelter services.

“[It’s] a sad statement about humanity that we have to increase the number of beds because of the increase in family violence and sexual assault,” Brown said. “But Hope Alliance exists to break the cycle of violence, and we are looking to get into the new facility and provide more services.”

Brown said the Leander property, which has easy access to US 183, was the right size and price. The city of Leander has future plans to expand San Gabriel Parkway to four lanes.

Hope Alliance purchased 11.5 acres total, and it is selling 3.5 acres to generate revenue for the new building—which will cost $20.3 million, Brown said. The new building will be 43,500 square feet and sit on 8 acres of land.

Security at the new facility will include fences, cameras and law enforcement on-site 24/7.

Clients will have a private bathroom in each bedroom, an upgrade from the communal bathrooms at the current location.

Hope Alliance is awaiting a response from Leander’s permitting department, Brown said. Once construction starts, the project will take about a year. The new location is projected to be open by fall 2024.

In early February, Hope Alliance was approved to use a Williamson County facility in Hutto as a temporary shelter until the new building is completed. Hope Alliance is also asking the county to fund six months of operations at this building for $194,112.

Expanding services
  • 8 acres
  • 43,500 square feet
  • 90-96 beds
  • 24/7 law enforcement monitoring
  • $20.3 million cost