Monthly Archives: January 2017


Casa Community Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Casa Marianella’s Community Center first opened its doors in 2007, ask setting up shop across the street from the original Adult Shelter on Gunter Street. From its humble beginnings, order the Community Center distributed donated clothing to the community and began offering Sonadores Anonimos, a 12-step program in Spanish, and a series of women’s work [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:11-06:00January 30th, 2017|Events|2 Comments

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 |2017-02-03T13:13:11-06:00January 29th, 2017|Events, In the News|0 Comments

SFC: Sharing Our Produce with Casa Marianella

Thank you SFC (Sustainable Food Center) for supporting Casa and bringing us fresh produce! About once a week, SFC delivers healthy fruits and veggies for our residents to enjoy from their beautiful gardens. Here is an entry recently posted on SFC’ blog that talks about sharing with Casa: --- SFC’s mission is to cultivate a healthy [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:12-06:00January 25th, 2017|Events|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 |2017-02-03T13:13:12-06:00January 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 |2017-02-03T13:13:12-06:00January 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The National Point-in-Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness

Every year in Austin toward the end of January, hundreds of volunteers come together in the early hours of the morning to canvass Travis County and survey individuals and families experiencing homelessness. One of our ESL teachers Amy Knop-Narbutis has been volunteering for this effort for the past six years and is now leading a [...]

By |2017-02-03T13:13:12-06:00January 11th, 2017|Events, Volunteer Spotlight|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 |2017-02-03T13:13:13-06:00January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2017-02-03T13:13:13-06:00January 2nd, 2017|In the News|2 Comments