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Celebrating the Lives of Two Champions

This week we lost two of our champions. Our beloved volunteer Jorge Huerta and retired Bishop John McCarthy, former Wendler award winner: https://www.mystatesman.com/news/local-obituaries/john-mccarthy-retired-former-austin-diocese-bishop-dies/IBYW5p9PAmybD1r3Cr5pEN/ Jorge Huerta recently wrote a beautiful piece about his experience at Casa helping residents: http://www.casamarianella.org/2018/05/16/volunteer-jorge-huerta-shares-about-his-experiences-helping-residents/ Today we remember these two heroes and celebrate their lives. Both were full of love, kindness and [...]

By |2018-08-21T08:17:29+00:00August 21st, 2018|In the News, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Receives $135,000 Grant by Episcopal Health Foundation

Ten years ago, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities awarded Casa Marianella its very first grant to provide medical case management, medical care, medical equipment, transportation and housing for 50 sick and injured homeless immigrants living in our shelter as well as health education classes for Casa Marianella residents and members of the immigrant community at-large. [...]

By |2018-06-20T14:15:28+00:00June 19th, 2018|In the News|0 Comments

Casa is Buying a New Home and Needs Your Help

2018 is already proving to be a busy year for Casa Marianella! We’re thrilled to announce that on January 4th we will be closing on a nearby duplex, just blocks away from our adult shelter and all the services and warmth of Casa Marianella: case management, English classes, help getting medical care, home-cooked meals, and [...]

By |2017-12-22T09:33:57+00:00December 22nd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Receives 2017 Boomerang Grant

We're thrilled to one of the 2017 Boomerang grantees as part of the Kindle Project! Boomerang is a fairly new project that gives artists the power to pay-it-forward and recommend organizations for Kindle Project funds. Stated on their website, "Boomerang seeks to shed light upon and creatively catalyze unseen opportunities by widening who influences philanthropic [...]

By |2017-11-11T17:11:29+00:00November 11th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Learn More About Casa’s New Hosting Program

Our Hosting Program is open to Austinites who are willing to share their home with an asylum seeker in ATX. We are so thankful for the love and support our new program has received thus far. This program is largely beneficial for everyone involved, and is a great cultural opportunity for the host! We’re answering [...]

By |2017-10-02T15:00:56+00:00September 25th, 2017|In the News|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+00:00September 4th, 2017|In the News|0 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+00:00May 6th, 2017|In the News|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+00:00January 29th, 2017|Events, In the News|0 Comments