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About Sonia Singh

Sonia volunteers as an ESL teacher at Casa Marianella. By day she is a Digital Marketer, and by evening and weekends she is working on Casa's website and marketing presence to help spread Casa's amazing mission.

Top 3 Reasons to Host an Asylum Seeker in ATX

Casa Marianella is ecstatic to launch our new Hosting Program, allowing Austinites to open their doors to asylum seekers from across the world who are in need of transitional housing after their stay at Casa Marianella. We need your help and support as our program grows to become the success that we know it can [...]

By | 2017-09-12T23:31:43+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Launches New Hosting Program

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:46:59+00:00 September 4th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

ESL Teacher Shares Her Experience at Casa

We spoke with one of our wonderful ESL teachers, Camille, about her extensive involvement with Casa Marianella and what she has gained from teaching and interacting with people from all walks of life. What first prompted you to start teaching ESL? I was told about how refugees come from very bad situations in their home [...]

By | 2017-08-08T22:14:48+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Casa Salaam Backyard Clean-Up is Huge Success!

The Power of Community Thank you to everyone who came out to support our efforts to clean up the backyard of Casa Salaam - our newest home for two-parent immigrant families. It has been a long road, but Casa Salaam is finally open to immigrant families, with our first family already moved in. Casa Salaam, [...]

By | 2017-07-23T13:29:46+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Events|1 Comment

ESL Show and Tell Night Summer 2017

We had a fantastic time at our ESL Summer Show and Tell event this past Tuesday evening! As the sun set and the heat subsided, all three levels of students came together in the Level 2 classroom to share their stories, hobbies, photos, and more. The classroom was lit perfectly with twinkling lights, with a [...]

By | 2017-08-15T04:49:40+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Events, Resident Stories|2 Comments

CommUnityCare Receives Ed Wendler Award For Outstanding Service to the Immigrant Community

In 1986, Casa Marianella, an emergency homeless shelter in East Austin for immigrants fleeing war and oppression, was donated by Ed Wendler to the Diocese of Austin for use as a shelter. Each year, the Ed Wendler Award for Outstanding Service to the Immigrant Community is presented to an organization that goes above and beyond [...]

By | 2017-05-08T13:57:48+00:00 May 6th, 2017|In the News|1 Comment

Benefit for Casa Marianella Supports Immigrant Community in Austin

The 13th annual benefit for Casa Marianella was nothing short of heartwarming, powerful and inspiring. Held at the Asian American Resource Center, Austinites gathered to show their support for the immigrant community. As an emergency homeless shelter in East Austin serving recently-arrived immigrants and asylum seekers from across the globe, Casa Marianella strives to create [...]

By | 2017-05-01T01:36:55+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Events|0 Comments