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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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‘They Live Here, Now’ Premieres at SXSW 2018

March 17th, 2018|0 Comments

It's been a busy 2018 for Casa Marianella thus far! With the excitement of our new home for immigrant families and the success of Amplify 2018, along with all the wonderful continued support we have [...]

Casa Marianella Receives Permit to Build New House

March 10th, 2018|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that Casa Marianella has received the permit we needed in order to build our new Casa Salaam house for immigrant families in need. The Casa Salaam property was bought last [...]

Amplify 2018 is Less Than a Month Away!

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Mark Your Calendar! March 1, 2018! 24 Hours of Giving! We're excited that Amplify 2018 is just around the corner. Amplify ATX is a 24 hour fundraising event that encourages the Austin, TX community to donate to [...]