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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.

SERVICES

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

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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LATEST NEWS

New Casa/Posada Staff Take a Trip to the Border

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

After fleeing violence and persecution in their home country, thousands of refugees find themselves detained in immigration centers. Due to an array of challenges—including treacherous journeys, language barriers, lack of access to legal services, limited [...]

  • Casa receives Boomerang Grant

Casa Marianella Receives 2017 Boomerang Grant

November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

We're thrilled to one of the 2017 Boomerang grantees as part of the Kindle Project! Boomerang is a fairly new project that gives artists the power to pay-it-forward and recommend organizations for Kindle Project funds. [...]

  • Show and Tell night was a success at Casa Marianella!

Another Successful Show and Tell Night at Casa!

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

We had a blast at our latest Show and Tell night at Casa Marianella. Filled with laughter and love, we were able to once again hear the meaningful stories and life lessons our residents chose [...]

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