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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. Our agency as a whole shelters an average of 325 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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Spring ESL Show and Tell Night!

April 15th, 2018|0 Comments

March 27, 2018 Another epic Show and Tell Night for the books! The musical numbers were exceptional and I was so captivated by the many gripping and memorable stories told by our dear residents. I [...]

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Bella Project Helps Posada Kids Unlock Their Creativity

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Vita Shoes’ Project to Benefit Posada Kids We’re thrilled to announce that Vita Shoes Company is partnering with Posada Esperanza as part of their FIRST La Vita E Bella project, which aims to give our [...]

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The Importance of Tradition at Casa

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Casa Marianella has been around for over 30 years, founded on the belief that homeless immigrants should have a safe space in our community. To this day, we are the only homeless shelter in ATX [...]