Yearly Archives: 2017


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 |2017-12-22T09:33:57-06:00December 22nd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

New Casa/Posada Staff Take a Trip to the Border

After fleeing violence and persecution in their home country, thousands of refugees find themselves detained in immigration centers. Due to an array of challenges—including treacherous journeys, language barriers, lack of access to legal services, limited financial resources, and ongoing trauma and health issues—most folks confront incredible obstacles as they attempt to be released from detention, [...]

By |2017-11-13T08:07:26-06:00November 12th, 2017|Events|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 |2017-11-11T17:11:29-06:00November 11th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

October Convivio Brings Laughter, Music, and Community

Last Sunday at Convivio we enjoyed having residents DJ their favorite tunes! We also shared delicious food from Aster's Ethiopian and cooking by Queta, Sofia Gladys. In the words of our beloved staff member Kate Poor, "It's been a lovely night at Casa. Convivio and dancing and lots of community bonding." Several JVC (Jesuit Volunteer [...]

By |2017-11-15T08:48:06-06:00November 1st, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|0 Comments

Help Casa Marianella During Giving Tuesday 2018

We’re not too far away from #GivingTuesday (November 27), a harmonious global day of donating, fueled by social media and the power of the Internet!  "As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another." This year, Casa is participating again, and we could [...]

By |2018-09-27T15:17:53-06:00October 29th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Building Hope: 150 Bricks at a Time

The “Build Hope Not Walls’ Exhibit and Fundraiser was created by Nick Ramos, a Brazilian immigrant living in Georgetown. Nick’s aim was to bring artists to create an exhibit that helps support immigrants and refugees. Each of the total 150 artists created a brick representing their individuality. Each brick was a unique work of art, [...]

By |2017-10-25T14:55:47-06:00October 25th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Casa Marianella Residents Enjoy Ceramics Lesson

At Casa Marianella, it's important to us that we provide safe spaces for residents to unwind from any stresses they are experiencing, and create an atmosphere that encourages creativity and relaxation. Two of our ESL teachers, Grace Wasson and Blair Pettit, saw a beautiful opportunity to introduce their own relaxing hobby of pottery into the [...]

By |2017-10-12T06:24:49-06:00October 12th, 2017|Events|0 Comments