A Safe Place to Call Home

Cecily Hawkins, age 42, began working with Caritas of Austin in October 2021. She had been homeless for many years. Most recently, Cecily lived on the streets at Rundberg Lane…

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The Courage To Start Over

It takes immense courage to leave an abusive relationship. And the price paid for that bravery is often great. For Artessa, leaving meant the new reality of homelessness. “I’ve never…

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In Celebration of Volunteers

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we are celebrating the hundreds of individuals and groups who give their time to fuel our mission each year. In 2021 alone, 283 volunteers gave…

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Serving Up Hope For Those Experiencing Hunger

With food prices surging, more Austinites need support meeting their daily nutritional needs. In recent months, the Community Kitchen at Caritas of Austin has seen its largest-average daily increase since…

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You Are Helping End Youth Homelessness

“I am not worthy. I am not loveable. I am not competent.” These are the spoken words and underlying beliefs the Caritas of Austin Youth Program team witnesses daily in…

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