Phillip and his mobile shoe shine cart

From Homelessness to Entrepreneur

An inspiring story of resilience Phillip Wiggins was a graphic illustrator in the military. He has worked as a mason and in commercial cleaning. And his latest entrepreneurial venture is…

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Jeffrey Stephens


The Difficult Journey of Rebuilding a Life For most of us, moving into a new home is stressful and can stretch us to our limits. But for people who have…

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Oliver in front of his apartment.

Having Someone in My Corner Makes All the Difference

Oliver lost touch with his family during his years of homelessness but he recently reconnected with his sister, who he had not seen in years. They made spaghetti – his…

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Having a Home Changes Everything

John wants you to know how grateful he is to have a safe place to sleep at night—in his own home. When you hear John talk about his experience you…

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A Strong Foundation for the Future

Together with support from our community, Caritas of Austin is making big strides in addressing youth homelessness—and changing the lives of young people like Christian. Nineteen-year-old Christian is from Houston.…

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