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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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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Tracy’s Path Back to Well-Being

Tracy Allen’s first addiction was soccer. She began playing when she was 6 and eventually earned a scholarship to Missouri State University. But in her last year of high school,…

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Lisa

Moving through trauma to end homelessness

Lisa does not give up easily and despite living in a tent, she was doing everything she could to turn things around. But when you are homeless, it’s nearly impossible…

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