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 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.
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.
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.
At Casa Marianella, it's important to us that we provide safe spaces for residents to unwind from any stresses they are experiencing, and create an atmosphere that encourages creativity and relaxation. Two of our ESL [...]
This past Sunday we gathered for yet another festive Convivio! We enjoyed lots of delicious food thanks to Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant as well as Queta, Sofia and Gladys’ cooking! We also celebrated a former resident's [...]