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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 | 2017-10-02T14:59:48+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Immigration

In today’s social climate it can sometimes be easy to overlook the importance of immigration and how immigrants have helped mold and shape our great nation into what it is today. At Casa Marianella, we value our immigrant residents from across the globe, and we truly believe in the positive footprint they will leave on [...]

By | 2017-06-29T20:35:30+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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

Casa Salaam: Renovations in Progress!

Casa has recently purchased a place for two parent families near the Adult Shelter houses. The house finally received it's name: Casa Salaam.  The building has been gutted and clean up is in progress. The property has a big yard with lots of space for children to play! Massive volumes of trash and brush have been cleaned away. An electrician [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Show and Tell Fall 2016

We had a blast at our Fall 2016 Show and Tell event. Our residents worked hard the week before to prepare for their presentations. ESL Levels 1, site 2, case and 3 combined within the level 2 classroom and students took turns standing in front of the class and presenting what they have worked on. [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:13+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Big Thanks to The Still Water Foundation

The Still Water Foundation has generously awarded Casa Marianella $40,000 to renovate a house recently purchased to provide shelter for 2 parent families. Still Water exclusively supports charitable, religious, scientific and educational organizations primarily based in Central Texas. The Foundation focuses on the Arts, Environment, Education and Spirituality. Still Water receives applications by invitation only [...]

By | 2017-06-15T01:12:06+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Hundreds Gather in Austin to Honor 1966 Farmworkers

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Sunday to commemorate the 1966 Farmworkers’ march from Starr County to Austin – a 491-mile trek that effectively won the first statewide minimum wage and launched the Chicano movement in Texas. Demonstrators gathered at St. Edward’s University before marching down South Congress Ave. to the Capitol, information pills where they heard [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:15+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girls Giving Grants Awards Posada 2016 Grant

We're thrilled to announce that Posada Esperanza was awarded a $7,000 grant from Girls Giving Grants! g3, as they are commonly known, is a youth initiative of Impact Austin that strives to improve the lives of youth in our community through a grant-making process that “relies upon cooperative giving, research and analysis.” With this gracious [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:17+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Changing Demographics of Casa Marianella

Casa Marianella’s fundamental mission is to offer hospitality to refugees fleeing violence and war. During the organization’s 30-year history, ambulance it has seen the population it serves change dramatically, but its vision has remained the same. Indeed, despite historical changes (and perhaps sadly), the need for Casa Marianella is just as great today as it [...]

By | 2017-02-03T13:13:18+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment