Monthly Archives: February 2016


Casa receives $100,100 grant by Episcopal Health Foundation

We are so thrilled to announce that Casa Marianella is officially a grant partner of the Episcopal Health Foundation and has been awarded $100,100 to continue housing and supporting those in need. Casa applied for the grant in hopes that the Episcopal Health Foundation would recognize that all of the services Casa provides, from housing [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:18-06:00February 28th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

LBJ School’s Community Outreach Committee Supports Casa

The LBJ school recently gave Casa a much appreciated donation, and we spoke to them to learn more about their community efforts and how this idea came about! Tell us a little about the LBJ School's Community Outreach Committee The LBJ School's Community Outreach Committee is part of the Graduate Public Affairs Council and comprised [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:18-06:00February 24th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Posada Celebrates Galentine’s Day with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Amy Poehler is best known for her sharp wit and feminist humor. Yet, buy in 2008 the comedienne founded Smart Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at helping young people cultivate their authentic selves instead of fitting in. This August, the organization’s cofounder Meredith Walker shared some of their positivity with Posada and strove to provide [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:19-06:00February 18th, 2016|Posada Esperanza|1 Comment

Welcome to Posada Esperanza

Welcome to Posada Esperanza, Casa’s sister home for women and children. Founded in 2003, the shelter began with one small house nestled in East Austin and has now expanded to four beautiful homes. At the time, founder Patti McCabe was a yearlong volunteer through AmeriCorps with Casa Marianella — when a family sought shelter with [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:19-06:00February 16th, 2016|Posada Esperanza|1 Comment

Casa’s Mural

Francisco Chávez-Silva first met Macario at a workshop at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. It was a workshop led by Oaxacan artists who taught the participants to make alebrijes—small, buy wooden sculptures of fantastical creatures. Macario, a Mexican immigrant with a serious, dry demeanor, a history of addiction and a [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:19-06:00February 15th, 2016|Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Grassroots Solutions

In her day job, ed Zoe Schlag works to provide funding for social entrepreneurs who dream of establishing businesses that tackle social problems. Outside of work, order Zoe carries over her “can-do” philosophy into grassroots efforts to deal with today’s global refugee crisis. She was inspired to do this work by the Refugees Welcome initiative [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:19-06:00February 5th, 2016|Resident Stories|0 Comments


Sometime in the early 2000’s (no one quite remembers the year), mind Casa Marianella staff were faced with a practical problem. The shelter, prescription which houses around 40 people and serves dinner daily, was overstretched by the amount of former residents who were returning to spend their days and eat at Casa. So staff member [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:22-06:00February 2nd, 2016|Events|0 Comments