Family Life at Casa

During a recent Casa shift, I found myself in the middle of an argument between two residents. They were speaking (well, one was yelling) in Spanish, and while I can get by conversationally, I wasn’t quite able to understand what was happening other than that it involved one person taking out another person’s laundry from [...]

By |2021-05-15T12:01:28-06:00May 15th, 2021|Resident Stories|2 Comments

Casa Marianella Series: Resident Stories by Lily Dayanim

Today, we’re sharing just a few incredible resident stories, as part of a longer series from our Case Manager, Lily Dayanim. Lily is a talented photographer and digital storyteller who took the time to interview Casa residents and hear about their often terrifying, challenging and inspiring journeys to the United States. Each story is unique, [...]

By |2021-05-31T07:46:37-06:00May 3rd, 2021|Resident Stories|3 Comments

Former Casa family gifted new furniture for 2021

This holiday season, the Statesman published an article speaking about one of our beloved former Casa families: Deogratias Niyongabo, 38, his wife, Françoise Irankunda, 39, and their two daughters, Esther, 5, and Brianna, 3, from Burundi. Deogratis and Françoise, who moved into their own apartment with their children after leaving Casa Marianella, were gifted new, [...]

By |2020-12-29T13:35:46-06:00December 29th, 2020|In the News, Posada Esperanza, Resident Stories|0 Comments

American Gateways Asylum Application Clinic Helps Casa Residents

At Casa Marianella, we shelter immigrants and asylum seekers in needs from across the globe: from Iraq to El Salvador, Eritrea to Mexico. We're committed to helping our residents stand on their own two feet again and become fully self sufficient in the ATX community and beyond. American Gateways has been largely impactful for our [...]

By |2019-06-18T16:30:13-06:00June 18th, 2019|Resident Stories|0 Comments

Casa Marianella ESL Student Quotes

At Casa Marianella, we offer many services, ranging from legal support to housing to ESL courses to help our residents get comfortable speaking in English in their new community. Our ESL classes are in the evenings from Monday to Thursday and are open to the greater Austin community. We asked our wonderful ESL students what [...]

By |2019-03-18T17:11:54-06:00March 18th, 2019|Resident Stories|0 Comments