Together with clients, community partners and you, we can end homelessness in Greater Austin.
RT @ThinkeryATX: Remember to bring your donations for our food drive supporting @caritasofaustin. Make a difference this July for those in…
Our largest annual fundraiser is coming up on Sept. 12, and is made possible through community members like these. Thank you to these Partner sponsors for helping end homelessness for Austin neighbors! Event details:…
Noble Cause alert! For the month of July, Jester King Brewery will donate $1 of every pour of their new No Whalez Here beer to Caritas of Austin. Cool off with @jesterkingbeer and support our work to end homelessness together.
RT @aplusfcu: After working hard to put them together, A+FCU employees dropped off 20 Welcome Home Baskets at @caritasofaustin today! Click…
Happy #JulyFourth! Our offices and community kitchen are closed today in honor of Independence Day. We invite you to read a special message from Caritas of Austin President & CEO, Jo Kathryn Quinn:….
RT @jesterkingbeer: Our Noble Cause non-profit for July is @caritasofaustin! $1 of every full pour of No Whalez Here will go towards Carit…
ICYMI: Read the latest blog post for an inside look at our Employment and Education programs, and how they support financial wellbeing for people who have experienced homelessness.
We're excited to welcome back @TXCapitalBank as the VIP Reception Underwriter for the 2019 Words of Hope sponsored by @AustinSubaru! Texas Capital Bank is a huge supporter of the communities they work in and we are honored to have them as a long-time supporter of our mission.
Great work, A+FCU team! We are so grateful to have your incredible support and partnership. These baskets make move-in day that much better for the people we serve. ❤️❤️❤️…
Some afternoon inspiration: Michael combines his passion for baking with his desire to make a difference in his community. There are infinite ways to do good!
Thank you to the amazing team at @Atlassian for assembling First Aid Kits! Essentials like these help build healthy homes for families and individuals. You can learn more on our Wish List page:….
New on blog: we take a look at the unique strengths of the Employment Program, and the ways that Caritas clients connect with job opportunities in our community.…
With Stratus Properties' wonderful support as Production Underwriter, this year's event is on track to be an inspiring and memorable evening! Our deepest gratitude for more than 20 years of partnership to end homelessness in Austin.
A safe place to call home is an important foundation for building wellbeing in all areas of life – such as finding a job with a reliable living wage. Last year, 147 job placements were possible with your support!
"At this critical moment, Austin has the political will and public support to tackle homelessness in a bold way. The council must show it’s ready to make the tough decisions to move the city forward."
There’s nothing like a lemonade stand to make it feel like summer! We are so grateful to Noa, Sivan, and Cash for thinking of the people we serve when they set up their stand. Together, these incredible young people raised $351.06 to end homelessness for Austin neighbors!
A special thank you to these incredible Advocate sponsors for their steadfast partnership, board service, volunteerism, and philanthropy! Learn more about Words of Hope presented by Austin Subaru at….
Waiting for #strangerthings3? Why not pass the time with Stranger Things Trivia, happening tomorrow night and benefiting Caritas of Austin! #atxevents #getitgals…
Our heartfelt gratitude to one of our longtime partners in the community! On top of their volunteerism and workplace giving programs, @siliconlabs also makes our largest annual fundraiser possible. Thank you for helping end homelessness in Austin!
With your help, the Caritas of Austin Pantry provided over 20K meals in groceries last year! This support is huge for the people we serve. Learn about hosting a food or hygiene item drive at
At the @BullockMuseum for #refugeedayatx ? A screening of ‘This is Home’ will be at 3, followed by panel discussion. Caritas of Austin Employment Program Manager, Mike Kakarash, participating.
And community referrals to the resources they can access (Refugee Health Clinic, child care, transportation, SNAP, and so much more!)
Support services including language interpreters, and accessing Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medical Assistance
Employment services, like developing an employment plan, connecting to vocational training and certifications, and securing a good job
Our supportive services for refugees include: job training and certification, such as Job Readiness Series of classes offered by our Education Program
Happy Saturday! Join us for #RefugeeDayATX at the @BullockMuseum this afternoon! We’re just getting started:
Tomorrow! This event is FREE and fun for the whole family. Say hello 👋 to Caritas staff and volunteers and learn how our Employment and Education programs serve refugees. See you there!…
A big gratitude shout-out to Alori Properties for being incredible longtime supporters of our work and mission! See you September 12! for Dad? Don't forget to switch over to AmazonSmile to make part of your purchase a donation to end homelessness! Here's our link:
What a wonderful way to give back! Thank you @aplusfcu and members for helping end homelessness in Austin!…
Check out these community events that help end homelessness! From trivia night to happy hour to family-friendly fun, there's a lot going on this month!
Join us this Saturday for World Refugee Day at the @BullockMuseum! With free food, live music, and activities, it's a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Austin. #freefuninaustin #WithRefugees…
Great news from City Council last night! Housing Focused Shelter is a strong step forward in ending homelessness in Austin.…
RT @D5Kitchen: Why we need a Housing-Focused Shelter in Austin…
How's this for #ThursdayMotivation? After more than 40 years of homelessness, David has a safe place to call home and today he starts classes at @UTAustin! #housingfirst #housingeverywhere #foundationcommunities #caritasofaustin
How's this for #ThursdayMotivation? After more than 40 years of homelessness, David has a safe place to call home and today he starts classes at @UTAustin!
Urgent advocacy alert! Join Caritas of Austin in supporting Item 49, which will direct resources towards providing housing focused shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Please voice your support for Item 49 by Thursday, June 6.
The 2018 Annual Report is now available online, and is filled with information about the stories you make possible. Get the full report here -->
We are delighted to share that Austin Subaru is returning as our 2019 Presenting Sponsor for Words of Hope! The Sept. 12 event is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we are so grateful to @AustinSubaru for leading the way in making it possible.
New on the blog: get the inside scoop on Best Single Source Plus. Collaboration is making a big difference in how our community prevents and ends homelessness.
It’s a special day for us! 🎉 Caritas of Austin was founded on May 29, 1964 with the belief that every Austin neighbor deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Thank you for partnering with us to build a more vibrant Austin for all.
Be part of our daily work to end homelessness for Austin neighbors. Check out our upcoming volunteer dates ⬇️ in June, and get started at….
Be part of our daily work to end homelessness for Austin neighbors. Check out our upcoming volunteer dates ⬇️ in June, and get started at…!
Caritas of Austin offices and Community Kitchen are closed today in honor of Memorial Day. Have a wonderful holiday and we will see you tomorrow!
This is great news! Item 29 is estimated to generate $4M to $8M annually to end homelessness in our community. The item passed with unanimous approval. #ATXCouncil
We salute Ann Howard for her years of service and for all she has done to end homelessness for Austin neighbors!…
From now through May 27, a Memorial Day special from Nautical Boat Club is helping to end homelessness for our community's veterans! $200 from every new membership will be donated to Caritas of Austin. ……
Shout out to the 3rd grade class at KIPP Austin Obras Elementary! The students collected soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, and other hygiene items for the people we serve as part of a class project. #kipptexas #humansofkipp #endinghomelessnesstogether
Tomorrow, @ShedBarber is closed for comedy! Don't miss the comedy showcase every third Friday of the month, with donations at the door benefiting Caritas of Austin's work and mission!…
We’re getting ready to begin our Let’s Talk About panel! Head over to our Facebook for a live stream of the conversation.
This story underscores what we know to be true: that our work is just part of the picture - it also takes various sectors of the community connecting with the people we serve for them to build wellbeing.
We are looking forward to hearing from BSS Plus funders and partners tomorrow on the significance of this 12-agency collaborative here in Greater Austin. Unable to make it personally? Join us virtually! We will livestream the conversation on Facebook starting at 8:30 AM.
These new Baby Welcome Baskets filled our Mother’s Day with joy! The @supportninja team organized a special baby shower and assembled five wonderful baskets for soon-to-be moms we serve!
Thank you to @VMware for building these VERY useful cleaning supply kits. Everyone needs the right tools to keep their home clean and comfortable, and these will be so appreciated on clients' move-in days!
There's still time to register for next week's discussion and breakfast! Come learn how the Best Single Source Plus collaborative is using public and private resources to prevent and end homelessness for people in Greater Austin.
Join us at @IntegralCareATX Community Forum this Thursday! Learn more and register today at #endinghomelessnesstogether
On May 15, join us to learn all about Best Single Source Plus! Together with the community, the 12 agencies of BSS+ serve as our city’s first line of defense for families who are facing or experiencing homelessness. RSVP at
Announcing... our 2019 Harvey Penick Award honorees! Jan and Bobby Jenkins have served the Austin community for so many years and in so many ways. We look forward to celebrating them on September 12. Save the date!
We have some exciting news to share in the next couple days! Hint: it’s about a special event we hold every September. Sign up for our email to be one of the first to know!
“I was this promising soldier – I was the good one, always treated like a war hero,” says Jerry. ICYMI, read our latest blog post here:…
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! As you think of the special moms in your life, you can make a difference for a new mother who has experienced homelessness with an affordable gift from our Amazon Wish List:…
Thank you to @Uber for making us part of your Week of Service! The Austin team served lunch for more than 200 guests in our Community Kitchen during National Volunteer Week -- and topped it off by bringing 290 lbs. of food drive collections for the Caritas Pantry!
Thank you to staff from the office of @RepMaxineWaters, who visited our offices yesterday to learn how we are reducing the numbers of people experiencing homelessness and to identify opportunities for federal funds to address remaining gaps in service.
Thank you @apiture for these incredible creative supplies to help build wellbeing for the people we serve. This gift, in addition to the team's food drive, make a huge difference!
Thank you to Richard Troxell @UniversaLivWage for entrusting the future care of Austin's Homeless Memorial to Caritas of Austin -- and to everyone who helped plant flowers Sunday in honor of our neighbors who have passed away while experiencing homelessness.
Caritas of Austin offices and Community Kitchen are closed today. We wish all of you a wonderful weekend!
Thank you, @GetSwoovy, for showing love to our community’s volunteers at the Austin Volunteer Appreciation Party last weekend. We had a great time!
You can be part of building strong futures for the people we serve. Learn more and view the client wish list at….
After returning from 10 years serving his country in the Army, Jerry's plans for civilian life derailed. Read his story about getting back on track in our latest blog post.…
The #GarverGives team helped us wrap up National Volunteer Week on Friday by serving in the Community Kitchen - and they even brought a donation of over $300, a matching gift from @garverusa, and a box filled with new cleaning supplies for the people we serve!
Together, you contributed hundreds of hours in the last year--ensuring that high quality, personalized services are available to the people we serve. Thank you, volunteers and interns, for all you have done and continue to do! #NationalVolunteerWeek
In our latest blog post, we shine a spotlight on Linda Jo, a Culinary Volunteer who has served in our Community Kitchen for five years! #NationalVolunteerWeek…
We're blessed to have volunteer leaders who are passionate about ending homelessness in our community. For #NationalVolunteerWeek, we want to give a BIG shout-out to the Caritas of Austin Board of Directors and Community Advisory Board members!
With your time, energy, and passion, you can make a difference in our community. There are many ways you can volunteer, and whether you want to serve one-time or weekly, we can’t wait to help you begin! Learn more at…. #NationalVolunteerWeek
For nearly five years, Mr. Moin has been a behind-the-scenes hero for Caritas of Austin’s Employment Program. Read more in our latest blog post! #NationalVolunteerWeek
Attention all Caritas of Austin volunteers! Join us next Thursday from 5:30 - 8 PM at Guero's Taco Bar for a special event celebrating YOU! #NationalVolunteerWeek
This Saturday, it’s time to celebrate YOU! Our friends at @swoovy are hosting a special event recognizing all of the amazing local volunteers who make our city more vibrant for all. #nationalvolunteerweek
Happy #NationalVolunteerWeek ! This week, we look forward to shining the spotlight on some of our most dedicated supporters.
A huge shoutout to @realtors for putting together 200 rice and bean bags and 100 first aid kits last week. We are grateful for your hands-on volunteerism and generosity!
Thank you to @TXHomeNet and all who joined us for Homelessness Awareness Day at the Capitol yesterday! #HAD2019
Serve your community this month. We have several volunteer dates available for you to choose from! Learn more at….
RT @atxecho: Today is homelessness awareness day and over one hundred people are coming to the Capitol to tell our legislators that the tim…
Tools like these are a great way to support wellbeing and goal setting for the people we serve. Consider donating a new journal or art supplies, or put together a handful of Creative Kits!…
Thank you to the Austin City Council for continuing your commitment to innovative approaches and partnerships like the Pay for Success model, to end homelessness as we know it in our community.
Your gift opens doors! A small monthly donation of any amount can help someone in our community move off the streets and into a safe place to call home.
Our deepest gratitude to @comboplate for once again hosting an incredible music showcase. South By Soup Fest raised $6,120 this year to support Food Services at Caritas of Austin! #sxsf
You are the key to ending homelessness in our community. Join our monthly donors and be part of ending homelessness throughout the year—it’s the easiest, most sustainable way to give!
Diapers, onesies, wipes, bottles. Imagine becoming a new parent without these essential supplies. We have recently rehoused several young families, and your gift of new baby items will make a huge difference for them as they rebuild their lives.…
We want to give a big shout-out to the incredible social workers who are close to our mission. As our staff members, partners, and supporters, we are so grateful to you for sharing your expertise to end homelessness for people in Austin!
The team from @VMware brought lots of smiles and energy to our Community Kitchen today! We're grateful to this crew for preparing and serving lunch for Austin neighbors.
This month, Jacqueline and her family finally moved into a safe place to call home. You are the key to ending homelessness for more Austin neighbors - learn more at #endhomelessness
Our community is making real progress on reducing the number of young people without homes! Our collaborative efforts are working, and we need to scale the solution to meet the need for ALL neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. Read more:
New on the blog: one Caritas of Austin case manager, Erika, shares the joys and challenges of her work—and what inspires her to continue ending homelessness for people in our community.
Along with other layers of support, we know that housing is a critical first step for building wellbeing. This brief post from industry experts @naehomelessness helps explain what Housing First means.…
We are serving more families now, and your help is needed to welcome them home! Our most needed items are Welcome Home baskets, cleaning supplies, and new baby items. Visit our Wish List page at….
Happy Spring to our friends at @UrbanRootsATX! Fresh veggies in our Community Kitchen make nutritious and flavorful meals possible! Thank you for your #hungerrelief partnership and for all you do year-round to #nourishcommunity.
RT @ChronEvents: #CXBB2019 is @beardbrand's annual party in celebration of customers, fans, and ambassadors. Grab a drink while they last,…
Sign up by THIS Friday to participate in Homelessness Awareness Day at the Capitol on 4/4. @TXHomeNet is organizing the event and will provide tools and trainings to prepare you!
You can help give young families we serve a strong start by donating diapers, wipes, infant clothing, and other new baby supplies. Learn more at….
Thank you to all who came out to #SXSF yesterday! This annual music showcase by @comboplate is always such a fun experience, and we are honored that so many wonderful supporters came together to make it possible.
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