Casa Marianella is a volunteer-driven emergency homeless shelter in east Austin, serving recently-arrived immigrants and asylum seekers from around the world.

In addition to shelter, Casa offers access to legal and medical resources, food, clothing, English classes, and other resources. Casa Marianella started in 1986 as one home for men, women and children, but as Casa has grown, a nearby branch site was created in 2003 for women with children (many of whom are escaping domestic or cultural violence) and named Posada Esperanza. Casa Marianella currently consists of three neighboring houses for men and women without children, while Casa’s Posada Esperanza branch has expanded to four neighboring houses. Casa Marianella shelters an average of 500 individuals annually as well as providing assistance and services to the community.


Posada Esperanza 

Posada Esperanza is a full-service transitional housing program for immigrant mothers and their children, escaping domestic or cultural violence. Our goal is to create a nurturing and hospitable environment for families, while moms work toward self-sufficiency and empowerment.

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Donations of  Men’s clothing and Household items can be dropped at Casa every day from 8am-8pm. We generally do not have storage space for furniture. We are no longer accepting women and children’s clothing donations. Please donate women and children’s clothing to Treasure City.

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Community Education Center

Casa Marianella offers ESL classes for residents and for the community. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm. Casa offers 3 levels of classes as well as 1 on 1 tutoring for beginners.

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Casa Marianella Charity Event- First Friday at Whole Foods

June 18th, 2016|0 Comments

We're thrilled that Whole Foods at the Domain has selected Casa Marianella as their July charity for First Friday! Whole Foods selects a different charity each month to raise money for at their 'First Friday' [...]

Casa is Buying a House for Families!

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Exciting news!  Casa is in the middle of buying another sister house for 2 parent families on 749 Cherico in Austin, TX, just around the corner from Casa Marianella. Currently, intact families are split between the [...]

Travis County Medical Alliance Awards Casa Generous Grant

June 10th, 2016|0 Comments

We would like to send a special thank you to the Travis County Medical Alliance for their generous grant of $9,000 this year. The TCMA consists of physicians and their spouses who reside in and [...]