Together with clients, community partners and you, we can end homelessness in Greater Austin.
Happy #MoveInMonday – Sammy is a proud new lease holder! After less than a week in his apartment, he found a job and is off to work. Sammy is excited to take advantage of this fresh start, and with sustained support from Caritas of Austin, he’s set for long-term success. https://t.co/UoM6ptdI1h
Caritas of Austin offices and Community Kitchen will be closed tomorrow in honor of Memorial Day. Have a wonderful and safe holiday! https://t.co/ljbGIAmPGb
A very big thank you to the team at @AlphaOmega_Semi for donating 500 face masks for our clients and frontline staff. The care of our #community is what sustains us! https://t.co/CgLk4ayAKU
Providing 200 sack lunches daily to diners is challenging. We’re grateful to our partners for helping us get creative! Thanks to @Cloudflare - Austin for Kashi bars, @keepaustinfed for yogurt, & Trader Joe's & @EasyTigerATX for the ingredients for Chef Joe’s banana bread pudding! https://t.co/QMU1E3nnIF
Since closing our dining room, our kitchen has received over 3,000 lbs of food, beverages, & supplies. Not only have these donations benefitted our diners & clients, much of these items would have gone to waste—a win-win! https://t.co/PeNSWdqiUE
Happy #MoveInMonday – John and Anna made their way to Austin after being without a home for over 10 years. Finding their way into a Caritas of Austin housing program helped them successfully transition into a home on May 4th! https://t.co/8KPQ4vtEWP
Our friends from Get it Gals trivia are putting on a fundraiser benefiting the work we do at Caritas of Austin! Mark your calendars for tomorrow at 8pm for a fun evening of Zoom trivia. Check out the link for more information and to sign up— facebook.com/events/2790882… https://t.co/oWGzpJXvas
At a recent staff meeting, we discussed the surprising things that are bringing us joy—extra family time, natural light in our home offices, and our great community, just to name a few. Looking for a way to spread some joy? Check out our volunteer options: ow.ly/BoRo50zGE40
It’s International Day of Families and we work with so many wonderful ones! In celebration, here’s a #fbf to our 2019 Season for Caring family, the Babikers! Thanks to our partners @AustinSubaru for helping us find a great deal on a car for Fatima. #InternationalDayofFamilies https://t.co/cyInp0dNsE
It’s always fun to see our partners coming together! @siliconlabs and Bobby Jenkins of @MyABCAustin have been supporting local businesses while eating well during the #ieatlocal challenge! ow.ly/qOgB50zEEXK
Ever wonder why people donate in support of the work we do here at Caritas of Austin? Our donors have a lot of reasons “why”—all stemming from a true understanding of our need to #EndHomelessnessTogether. Thank you for your continued support! https://t.co/iH2jgaCFIN
Our clients and case managers are usually able to meet regularly, but with COVID-19 affecting face-to-face communications, cell phone access has become all the more essential. @KUT kut.org/post/phones-ar…
Happy #MoveInMonday – After just one month as part of the Caritas of Austin veteran assistance program, Richard signed a lease! Having lived in his car for a year and a brief stay in transitional housing for veterans, Richard moved into an apartment of his own on April 9th. https://t.co/5PUT9VBN4k
Check out NPR’s article "10 Census Facts That Bust Common Myths About U.S. Census." If you haven’t responded to the U.S. Census visit my2020census.gov or call 2-1-1. #2020Census ow.ly/Oykk50zyHyz
Looking for a way to virtually volunteer? Visit our volunteer page for ways you can help from the comfort of your home. caritasofaustin.org/get-involved/v… https://t.co/EYuFkZz3yV
A big THANK YOU to all who gave during #GivingTuesdayNow and The Meyer Levy Charitable Trust for donating an incredible $66,077!! The support feels like a big long-distance hug. @MikeLevyAustin https://t.co/XGaFIUgJGy
Only a few hours left to give for #GivingTuesdayNow. Let’s keep the generosity going! We are all stronger together - please donate! caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t…
Your #GivingTuesdayNow donation helps neighbors who have lost their job, or are at risk of returning to homelessness. Give now! caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t… https://t.co/ldaTJRHJqu
Austin, let’s create a wave of generosity in our city for #GivingTuesdayNow! Donate now to give hope to your neighbors in need. caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t… https://t.co/yWHnhpK7h8
Post 1: Today is #GivingTuesdayNow! Your donations help end homelessness for Austin neighbors. Ready, set, give! caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t… https://t.co/Z8fGnxE3k0
#MoveInMonday Jordan works in a care facility for adults with disabilities but lost her home due to a financial hardship. She lived out of her car and continued working. As of last week, she now has a two bedroom apartment where her grandchildren can visit. https://t.co/wNDhZygOsd
#GivingTuesdayNow is tomorrow! Let’s bring hope + unity to our city through generosity. Austinites, we need your support tomorrow more than ever for #GivingTuesdayNow! caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t… https://t.co/o6fVS5XUXv
Jana recently lost her hotel job due to #covid19. Your donation on May 5 helps us give her + others extra support right now! #GivingTuesdayNow caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t… https://t.co/WDzsrZDLNF
If you are at risk of losing your rental because of COVID-19 you can apply for Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT). Applications are open May 4-6. Call 512.400.4275 or go to austintexas.gov/rent @austintexasgov https://t.co/OYlavAsDUr
Exciting news - The Meyer Levy Charitable Trust announced a $50K lead gift to Caritas of Austin for #GivingTuesdayNow to inspire generosity in others! Thank you @MikeLevyAustin for helping us meet needs caused by COVID-19! caritasofaustin.org/event/giving-t… https://t.co/Z1C1RzaxY2
During this time of uncertainty, we continue to build well-being for our neighbors. Because of your community support, we can help our clients weather this storm and continue to move people into permanent housing, provide food, employment assistance and more. Thank you! https://t.co/QJKz9LmkIQ
“There are a lot of people experiencing homelessness on our streets. We want to shelter them. We want to protect them. In another time and place, I was one of them.” #johnpauldejoria kxan.com/news/coronavir…
Will you stand with us for #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5? With you, we can house, feed, and help employ more Austinites. Our clients have lost jobs + are struggling to remain stably housed during #covid19. You can help change that on May 5! #GivingTuesdayNow! https://t.co/X3lHUqLpMI
#MoveInMonday Last week, we moved Brittany into a new apartment. She’s working w/ her case manager to accomplish her goals and create a stable life for her and her 3 yr old daughter. https://t.co/65ItWFhNxP
#DidYouKnow April is #FairHousingMonth? Caritas of Austin believes in fair, affordable housing for every Austinite, and in a future that is equitable for all. #EndHomelessnessTogether https://t.co/uhuyNdSOfh
Many of our clients have lost their jobs, just like thousands of others. But some have jobs that are deemed essential and continue to show up for our community during the pandemic. To all of our fellow Austinites still working in essential industries, we appreciate you. https://t.co/lW1BBbkw5K
This is what building our clients’ well-being looks like from our homes! Our staff has been working every day to house, feed and help employ Austinites experiencing homelessness. Since early March, we’ve moved 15 people into permanent housing. https://t.co/77Y6uTJ4XK
In 2019, our volunteers donated over 17,000 hours of their time, equating to $388,709 our organization saved and put toward our clients’ health and well-being. Thank you all so much for caring about community! #NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW #EndHomelessnessTogether https://t.co/ryFuXZoJdc
From sewing face masks to getting creative with recipes, our staff has come up with new virtual volunteer opportunities so you can make an impact in someone’s life from the safety of your home. Check out the new list here: caritasofaustin.org/get-involved/v… https://t.co/yfoIvjBT8y
#MoveInMonday Amy’s apt had mold/pests that made her sick, so she moved to Houston with her new partner last July. She soon realized it was an unsafe relationship. She came back to ATX & Caritas of Austin once she felt safe. Now she lives in her new apt, building her well-being. https://t.co/zuS3uWXXDM
Now more than ever, it’s about community. Stay positive, stay home, and we can get through this together, Austin! https://t.co/JaF1RISDq0
Practice spreading kindness during this time. Virtual volunteer opportunities available now: caritasofaustin.org/get-involved/v… https://t.co/sBOSlRq4S3
#MoveInMonday Riley Ross came to the Youth Rapid Re-Housing program w/ her partner in Nov 2018. We recently helped Riley move out because of domestic violence. Now that she’s been approved for housing, Riley wants to go back to school and begin building her future. https://t.co/79XvnwXylr
RT @UFCU: Prevent the spread of germs by washing and sanitizing your hands often. We recently acquired a barrel of hand sanitizer and happy…
As more COVID-19 cases are confirmed across the country and in Austin-Travis County, it’s important to note that our Austin neighbors experiencing homelessness are considered “high-risk” for a variety of reasons. https://t.co/aoL7APMRX9
Our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness have no way to self isolate safely. Now the city is opening up more hotel rooms for emergency housing to meet this need.
RT @CTXFoodBank: We're partnering with the @austintexasgov to support those experiencing homelessness. We're providing the food items that…
RT @comboplate: go @curtismcmurtry & the other austin artists!! 'What the World Needs Now': Austin musicians gather virtually for video ht…
Our Community Kitchen has switched to sack lunches amidst COVID-19 to maintain social distancing. We serve about 250 guests every day, Mon - Fri, and we are glad they can still count on us for a meal. Photos by Camille J. Wheeler – thanks so much for your attention to this. https://t.co/vN1MU0dCZR
RT @naehomelessness: Don't forget: today's #COVIDwebinar, "Serving and Supporting Unsheltered People During COVID-19" will take place at 3p…
#MoveInMonday! When Ben’s mom passed away in 2017, he found himself homeless. Unfortunately, Ben’s criminal history made it hard to find housing, so he sought help. Once in a Caritas program, he vowed to come to every appointment & keep his job. On March 25, Ben was housed. https://t.co/fkD3cWqITy
Telehealth and medication deliveries are on the rise. Thank you so much to places like @HEB and other pharmacies for delivering much needed medicine to households that need them. Visit austintexas.gov/article/covid-… for more info https://t.co/QQvgQ07lGY
As social distancing extends through April 30, our CEO, @JKQ58 has a video message explaining why our work must continue and how our services are shifting at this time. See the video message here: caritasofaustin.org/donate/give/re… https://t.co/OrVHkTzusR
Thank you @ultra_mobile for donating 100+ SIM cards, helping us stay in contact with clients. We need your help. Our Amazon Wish List (ow.ly/X6qH50z0l0f) has low-cost phones that would allow clients to use these SIM cards & talk with case managers. Make an impact from home!
This is a stressful time for many of us. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself. Visit mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/03/how-to… for some helpful tips on self-care https://t.co/hdX93115Rq
As hand sanitizer is becoming a rarity these days, it is even more so for individuals experiencing homelessness. A huge thanks to Desert Door Distillery and @MilamandGreene for donating hand sanitizer to us! A much needed donation during this time. https://t.co/N7BFtC5dSr
#MoveInMonday April had been homeless for 3 years & struggled with mental health since she was little. Having a strained relationship with her family, she could not lean on them. On 3/13, she learned she was approved for housing & 5 days later, she had an apartment of her own https://t.co/HrCKoSAj3J
We are exempt from the shelter in place order. Due to these circumstances, we are in need of additional funding in order to keep our clients in their homes. Please visit ow.ly/IiaP50yWD5i to learn more about help during this crucial time
Homeless Austinites – And The People Who Help Them – Are Having To Do Less With Less Amid COVID-19. How do you shelter-in-place when you have no home? How do you eat when the resources you depend on have limited or no ability to provide food? tinyurl.com/stqzdhr
#MoveInMonday Bernie is grateful for the opportunity to begin moving forward with his life again. He’s excited to have a safe place where his belongings won’t be stolen and he can take a shower before work. After nearly a year living on the street, now he has a place to call home https://t.co/JPDy052eCF
Employment Spotlight: Kara and her 2 young kids became homeless due to domestic violence. She came to us early this month & 3 weeks later, w/ the help of our Employment Specialist, found work at Whole Foods for $15/hour, allowing her & her kids stability during this tough time
At Caritas of Austin, we have put safety measures into place and are practicing social distancing to the extent possible. The safety of our clients, staff & volunteers is our top priority. Read our latest blog and our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. caritasofaustin.org/blog/serving-o…
RT @daustinsanders: Here's the list. 13 local organizations who need our help now, so they can continue helping people without homes as cor…
During these trying times, Caritas of Austin is still housing our Austin neighbors. Read our most recent blog at caritasofaustin.org/blog/serving-o… to see how we are helping our community during COVID-19. #EndHomelessnessTogether
"There is no way to know for certain what the long-term effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting drastic economic slowdown will have on our organization and our clients." Thank you @daustinsanders, @AustinChronicle. twitter.com/daustinsanders…
Right now, many more of our Austin neighbors are in of help. Call 2-1-1, @UnitedWay's help line, or go to their website at 211texas.org for connections to organizations that provide financial assistance, as well as health info concerning medical access. https://t.co/ARfcG8Ge0o
RT @MayorAdler: Questions about utility payments, rent and other topics during the COVID-19 emergency? A variety of resources are available…
South by SoupFest by @comboplate has been cancelled, amidst COVID-19. BUT it's been moved to an FB Live! Check out ComboPlate's FB page today at 3:30pm to see some amazing artists & all proceeds come back to Caritas of Austin & our clients! Donate to southbysoupfest.org https://t.co/aigEVAXx5C
Those experiencing homelessness may be more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 b/c of their living conditions, poor health & no access to hand washing stations. For now, our doors are still open during office hours so that people can access a restroom. ow.ly/mA5750yNVja
#MoveInMonday Morticia was homeless while also being a college student, which was hard to maintain. Now that she has a roof over her head, she doesn’t have to worry about her expensive textbooks getting stolen, and she can get back to obtaining a degree. https://t.co/HbZbmyu7Go
Cancellation of #SXSW got you down? Join @comboplate South by Soupfest on March 18 for live music @guerostacobar caritasofaustin.org/event/south-by… https://t.co/2XmIu9vLWk
Direct Service Volunteers (DSV) at Caritas of Austin, like retired engineer Moin Ahmed, enhance our client services and add an additional personal touch. Volunteer with us! Visit caritasofaustin.org/get-involved/v… https://t.co/2EuQSDw3LG
What can happen in a single day? When Austinites come together with a purpose, our community feels the impact. Thank you to everyone who participated in Amplify Austin day last week - raising $12,319,229 for 760 local organizations, including Caritas of Austin! https://t.co/60sRgHytEO
#MoveInMonday Jeffrey was displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Since coming to Caritas, he is housed & focuses his efforts on maintaining his health with a nutritious diet and seeing his neurologist regularly. With his newfound stability he’s looking forward to getting a library card. https://t.co/jh77mxHu7T
What a day! Thank you to everyone who participated today with us. You are the reason we love this community and are committed to making Austin more vibrant for all! Your #AmplifyAustin support raised an incredible $101,026 to prevent and end homelessness! #AmplifyHOME! https://t.co/RiI9XMTSU0
RT @EmilyMakesArt: Just under the wire I donated to @caritasofaustin for #AmplifyAustin and you can to! About 9 minutes left to donate
Thank you so much, Quanah Berkley, for your generous donation to help us #AmplifyHome during #AmplifyAustin! Only 10 minutes left - last minute donations are awesome, too 🥰
Thank you, Sarah Blue, for YOUR donation to #AmplifyHome for 83 of our Austin neighbors! Still time left! Donate now: amplifyatx.org/organizations/…
Thank you, Skot Jonz, for your donation to #AmplifyHome and for your sweet note: "Keep up the great work. This is a huge problem that can be solved with wonderful, caring people and organizations." Keep up the great work, Austin! Almost to $100,000!
HOME STRETCH! Every single #AmplifyATX donation makes a difference for someone in our community. All remaining gifts donated today will be matched up to $2,500 - Will you make a gift within the next hour to end homelessness for Austin neighbors this year? amplifyatx.org/organizations/… https://t.co/2VWhucxvHh
2 more hours to go for #AmplifyAustin! Help us #AmplifyHome for up to 83 people - Donate now to help your Austin neighbors!: amplifyatx.org/organizations/… https://t.co/KgO5oSAoXu
In 2018, we implemented our imPACT program - a holistic team comprised of a program manager, peer support specialist, a registered nurse and a case worker. 96% of clients remained in stable housing. #EndHomelessnessTogether #AmplifyHome https://t.co/nEjwpAJJ3Y
A big thanks to Tammy McIver for their donation to #AmplifyHome during #AmplifyAustin - we ❤️ you!
Right now, our Employment clients are being hired at an average starting wage of about $12 per hour. Having a steady income allows for more stability, and an overall more quality well-being for our Austin neighbors. #AmplifyHome https://t.co/1qZZ0q65rA
In 2019, our Community Kitchen served 55,000 meals. This is what #EndingHomelessnessTogether looks like. #AmplifyHome PS - thanks @MayorAdler for your helping hands! https://t.co/QI6jqwjWFf
Thank you to Joe Arebalo for you kind donation to help us #AmplifyHome for 83 of our Austin neighbors! There's still time to donate, and every donation counts! amplifyatx.org/organizations/… PS - Enter #LoveTitos at checkout and @TitosVodka will add $5 to your donation 😊
THANK YOU Robert Cederquist and Lawrence Graham for your generous donations to #AmplifyHome for up to 83 of our Austin neighbors! #AmplifyAustin ends at 6pm today, and every donation counts. amplifyatx.org/organizations/…
We helped Oliver move into his apartment in South Austin - his first home in 10 years. Partnering with his case manager, Oliver found a job as a cook at a restaurant downtown as he continues to build his plan for long-term well-being. #EndHomelessnessTogether #AmplifyHome https://t.co/VEvJK3RZwD
A BIG shoutout to our early #AmplifyAustin donors! - Emmanuel Bejarano, James Lennon, Maureen McReynolds, Pietro Caporusso and John Greytok, among others. Y'all are amazing! #AmplifyHOME
Thank YOU, Jane & Ben Sholtz, for your donation to #AmplifyHome for our Austin neighbors! 98% of our Permanent Supportive Housing clients remain in stable housing - want to help contribute to their success? Donate now! amplifyatx.org/organizations/… https://t.co/h13LRIXv9g
Thank you to the generous donor whom donated $1,000 to #AmplifyHome for up to 83 of our Austin neighbors! "They are effective in their mission," - Donor. This $1,000 provides rental assistance to one of our client families. Want to join in? amplifyatx.org/organizations/… https://t.co/p5rDjH02Wt
Want to help us #AmplifyHome for up to 83 people? @RitaMaloy did! Thank you, Rita, for donating to Caritas during #AmplifyAustin, we so appreciate your generosity! Want to contribute? >> amplifyatx.org/organizations/… https://t.co/kjtQCOgb27
Thank you, @guadawful for YOUR contribution to #AmplifyHome during #AmplifyAustin. "Caritas helped me when I needed them 30 years ago," - Angelo. We are so glad to see our Austin community coming together! To donate: amplifyatx.org/organizations/… https://t.co/V1YiUQpmys
RT @VikkiGoodwinTX: Last month, I visited @caritasofaustin to learn more about the organization and their services. I was very impressed wi…
Thank you so much, Gerald and Suzy, for YOUR donation during #AmplifyAustin - we can #AmplifyHome for up to 83 people this year! Want to be a part? Donate now: amplifyatx.org/organizations/…
Thank you, Michael Cooper, for your generous donation to #AmplifyHome! With our $125,000 goal for this year's #AmplifyAustin, we can end homelessness for up to 83 people. Donate now at amplifyatx.org/organizations/…
and don't forget to visit amplifyatx.org/organizations/… to donate today!
Thank you, Michelle Zurovec, for your donation to #AmplifyHome during #AmplifyATX, & for your kind note: "Thank you for the important work you do to support and help bring hope to Austin’s homeless population..."
#AmplifyAustin starts NOW! Our goal of $125,000 will get used to house 83 of our neighbors this year. You are the key to success. Let’s do this, Austin! Help us #AmplifyHome! amplifyatx.org/organizations/… Enter #LoveTitos at check out and they'll donate another $5. https://t.co/ohZB7rljB3
With a few mins until we #AmplifyATX at 6pm - the perfect time to remind about #LoveTitos! They'll add $5 to your gift for a limited time at amplifyatx.org/organizations/…. Just be sure to enter #LoveTitos at check out. @TitosVodka will maximize donations up to $10,000 #AmplifyHome https://t.co/RMaPr988mk
This week you can be part of the solution to end homelessness for our neighbors. Donate to Caritas of Austin during #AmplifyAustin for 24 hrs of giving starting at 6pm on Thursday. Or donate now! Visit our #AmplifyAustin page at amplifyatx.org/organizations/… #AmplifyHome https://t.co/woX0bHhwFP
 
 
 
 
 
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