Terrie Franklin, Nathaniel Hall and Ebony Meads smiling together.

The Power of Peer Support

One of our core values at Caritas of Austin is a commitment to improvement and innovation. As an organization, we are continually learning and evolving to implement the most effective…

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A Work of Heart

For over three decades, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot has proudly worn the title of Austin’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition. There are so many details that make the Turkey Trot as…

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Tim Rinn

The Importance of Belonging

Homelessness is a devastating experience that leaves people feeling lost and isolated from their community. From his two years of experiencing homelessness, Tim Rinn understands this feeling on a personal…

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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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