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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.

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

Another Magical Show and Tell!

ESL Students Share Their Stories and Talents! We were so impressed with the amazing stories, photos and talents shared by our residents, ESL students and members of the Casa community- including a few of our ESL teachers and staff members! What we loved most was seeing the confidence exuded by our ESL students. For some [...]

By | 2017-04-02T15:03:32+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Events, Resident Stories|0 Comments

Understanding Self Sufficiency at Casa Marianella

At Casa Marianella, we're happy to discuss what it means for our residents to become 'self sufficient'. We use this term regularly to describe successful exits from Casa Marianella that lead to affordable housing and sufficient income. With the great city of Austin, TX becoming increasingly tough to find affordable housing in, our definition of affordable [...]

By | 2017-03-14T16:26:55+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Resident Stories|1 Comment

Amplify 2017 Is Right Around The Corner!

Mark Your Calendar For March 2, 2017! 24 Hours of Giving! Create an Individual Fundraiser Today and Help Support Casa Marianella! We're thrilled that Amplify 2017 is coming up! Amplify ATX is a 24 hour fundraising event that encourages the Austin, TX community to donate to their favorite nonprofits and other great organizations. With your help, we [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:11+00:00 January 29th, 2017|Events, In the News|0 Comments

Texas Here To Stay: Fighting For Immigrant Rights

Recently we had the pleasure of speaking with Justin Estep, Director of Immigration Legal Services at Texas Here To Stay, about Texas Here To Stay's mission and relationship with Casa Marianella. How did Texas Here To Stay come about and how did you personally get involved? Texas Here to Stay came about almost immediately after [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:12+00:00 January 16th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Eritrean and Ethiopian Christmas at Casa!

A Night To Remember! We had a wonderful time celebrating an Ethiopian and Eritrean style Christmas at Casa Marianella this past holiday season! There was plenty of amazing food, pharmacy music, diagnosis laughter, and camaraderie. Our residents are incredible, and preserving their culture is very important to all of us. The Casa family values diversity, [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:12+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

An Interview With Bob Libal of Grassroots Leadership

Bob Libal is the Executive Director at Grassroots Leadership, a wonderful Austin organization that works to help us obtain a more just and fair society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are no longer a reality. Casa Marianella and Grassroots Leadership have long enjoyed a friendly working relationship, and recently we spoke with Bob [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|In the News|2 Comments

Casa Holiday Celebrations

It was a magical holiday season for the Casa Marianella family. Despite some turbulent world events in 2016, we are reminded of how much love exists within the Casa community, and how much it has grown in 2016. As 2017 fast approaches, we remain steadfast in our mission to instill hope within the refugee community [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Events, Videos|1 Comment