We are thrilled to announce that we are launching a new Hosting Program in October, which is open to residents of the Austin community!
Our Hosting Program is an extension of our current residential program at Casa Marianella. We are asking Austinites to open their homes to 1-2 residents for 3 months after they have stayed with us at Casa Marianella for the first 3 months. Interviews for potential hosts, along with trainings will also occur during the month of September.
Hosts can look forward to a rewarding experience of developing a strong connection with incredible people from around the world and residents will enjoy an easier transition into American society. All asylees eligible for this program will continue to receive case management services throughout their time with their hosts. Hosts are only required to provide lodging, food, and friendship; we will take care of the rest!
Our mission for our new Hosting Program is to expand our hospitality services and further enable immigrants and asylum seekers to obtain the resources they need to become fully self-sufficient. One of the most valuable resources the Austin community can provide is housing. We need your help and support to get our program up and running and for it to become the success that we know it can be!
More hosting resources, such as information about asylum seekers and host qualifications can be found HERE
Thank you for your support and open hearts! Together, we can continue to provide a path to full self sufficiency for all of our Casa Marianella residents.