Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin

We believe when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential.

HISTORY: Caritas of Austin was founded in 1964 with the belief that all people deserve to have their basic needs met.

01/08/2024

We have a special announcement for this year's Songs of Hope!

Join us on April 18 at the H-E-B Terrace at the Long Center as we come together to end homelessness and celebrate our 60th Anniversary!

You won't want to miss this year's event with performances from Reid Bros. from the Voice, and Grammy-Award winning group, Grupo Fantasma!

Get your tickets today and join us as we Feel the Rhythm and See the Change in our community! https://ow.ly/GxqB50Qok4O

Welcome to Caritas of Austin in the 1960s! Our founding decade was an impactful one, with free medical services, healthy food, and connecting our unhoused neighbors with safe places to live. 

Father McCabe’s actions and the work of a few volunteers in the ‘60s had a profound impact on Austin, and your partnership can change our city for the better, too! Check the link in our bio for ways to get involved in ending homelessness and making our city more vibrant for all🫶 01/04/2024

In honor of our 60th anniversary, we're traveling through the decades, reflecting on our work and growth.

In this first video, we want to welcome you to Caritas of Austin in the 1960s! Our founding decade was an impactful one, with free medical services, healthy food, and connecting our unhoused neighbors with safe places to live.

Father McCabe’s actions and the work of a few volunteers in the ‘60s had a profound impact on Austin, and your partnership can change our city for the better, too! Thank you for partnering with us to make our city more vibrant for all🫶

Welcome to Caritas of Austin in the 1960s! Our founding decade was an impactful one, with free medical services, healthy food, and connecting our unhoused neighbors with safe places to live. Father McCabe’s actions and the work of a few volunteers in the ‘60s had a profound impact on Austin, and your partnership can change our city for the better, too! Check the link in our bio for ways to get involved in ending homelessness and making our city more vibrant for all🫶

01/03/2024

We are celebrating 60 years of ending homelessness at Caritas of Austin this year! 🎊

In honor of our 60th Anniversary, we'll highlight significant milestones in our history over the coming weeks and share exciting updates about this year AND our future.

Join us as we reflect on the past 60 years and learn about exciting ways you can celebrate with us. Together, we're ending homelessness in Austin!

When storms come their way, Season for Caring moms keep going. Now they need your help. 01/03/2024

Aaliyah Gaulmon has always wanted what's best for her daughter, Kourtni. After experiencing domestic abuse and homelessness, that driving force to give her daughter a better life is stronger than ever.

You can help Aaliyah and Kourtni rebuild well-being and a strong foundation for the future by donating to Statesman Season for Caring campaign or purchasing items off their Amazon Wishlist! https://a.co/1eJOiYI

Check the story below for more info about the Gaulmon family.

When storms come their way, Season for Caring moms keep going. Now they need your help. Homelessness, abuse, illness just some of struggles Season for Caring moms have faced.

01/01/2024

Your impact in 2023 is immeasurable.

You have moved people from homelessness to home, rebuilding well-being and reaching their full potential. Your generosity changes lives and makes Austin more vibrant for all.

Thank you for joining our mission to end homelessness together this year! Here's to ending homelessness for even more people in 2024🎊

12/29/2023

Thank you for your support in 2023!🎊 Together, we're ending homelessness in the city we all love and live in.

If you haven't had the chance to donate in 2023, it's not too late!

By following the link, you can give today and double your impact with a $100,000 matching gift! With your support, we're making Austin more vibrant for all. https://caritasofaustin.org/contribute/

12/27/2023

There's still time for you to make a year-end gift and help house veterans like Daniel!

With a $100,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor, your gift will have double the impact. Your support will go even further to provide safe, warm homes, access to healthy food, employment and education opportunities, and much more!

Please visit the link to give today❤️ and let's make Austin more vibrant for all! https://ow.ly/3C2k50Q81en

12/25/2023

In this season of joy and gift-giving, we are celebrating the generosity of our community members and volunteers!

You make it possible for our neighbors to transition out of homelessness and into a warm, safe place to call home.❤️ Happy Holidays, y'all!

Photos from Caritas of Austin's post 12/22/2023

As the weather gets colder, we need YOUR help providing Winter Preparedness Kits for our unhoused neighbors!

These kits are available for any walk-in client and help us ensure those experiencing homelessness in our community can stay safe and warm this winter.

By donating one or more kits today, you can help our unhoused neighbors prepare for another winter storm! https://ow.ly/5mPI50Q7ZAk

12/21/2023

Congratulations, Sencenbaugh family!🎉

Thank you for your longtime participation in the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot and for your support of our work to end homelessness in Austin!

Photos from GFiber's post 12/20/2023

We're thankful for community partners like GFiber! Because of their support, 171 individuals who previously experienced homelessness will have access to free, high-speed internet to participate in education classes, apply for jobs, and rebuild their well-being❤

12/20/2023

While finishing up last-minute holiday shopping, don't forget that you can give our unhoused neighbors the priceless gift of a home this month!

You can double your impact with a $10,000 matching gift from The Miura Group. If you give $25, it'll turn into $50. $50 to $100. $250 to $500... and on and on, dollar for dollar! Any donation amount is invaluable in giving our neighbors a safe, warm place to call home this December.

Follow the link to maximize your holiday giving and help us end homelessness for our fellow Austinites❤️ https://ow.ly/jZXC50Q9yGZ

12/18/2023

Your holiday gift gives people like Joey a safe place to call home and all the resources they need to succeed.

With a $100,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor, your holiday gift will be doubled and go even farther in helping end homelessness for our neighbors! Please visit the link to give today❤️ https://ow.ly/uf9F50Q80hp

Photos from Reach for the Stars ATX's post 12/18/2023

Generous community members like y'all make our hearts grow three sizes this holiday season!

Thank you for sharing your time and resources to care for our unhoused neighbors and help us continue ending homelessness in the city we all love and live in❤🏠

Photos from Caritas of Austin's post 12/15/2023

Doing good has never tasted so sweet!🍪 Now until December 22nd, enjoy a warm batch of Tiff's Treats and help those in need!

20% of all proceeds will be donated to our work to end homelessness when you use the code "CARITAS" at checkout.

Go get those cookies and make your family's, friend's, or coworker's days! https://ow.ly/JfU050Qio4J

Photos from Caritas of Austin's post 12/14/2023

Thank you to our generous friends Ownwell for sponsoring the Gaulmon family during this year's Statesman Season for Caring campaign!

The Ownwell team dropped off clothes for Kourtni, blankets and bedding, and a camera for Aaliyah to pursue her passion of starting her own business.

Because of their generosity, this family of two can continue building well-being now and a strong foundation for the future! To join them in giving to the Gaulmon family, check out the link to view the Gaulmon's needed items❤️ https://ow.ly/rfo150Qiyl0

12/13/2023

Finding easy and impactful ways to give during the holidays can be overwhelming. But don't worry - we're here to help!

Check out our latest blog post for six easy ways you can give back this holiday season in Austin. https://ow.ly/wans50Qhxig

12/11/2023

Homelessness is a devastating experience, but Aaliyah Gaulmon refused to let it be the end of her and her daughter's story. She connected with Caritas of Austin, and we ensured the young family had a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home.

Now, you can help the Gaulmon's build well-being in this year's Statesman Season for Caring campaign.

By donating on the Statesman's website or purchasing items from the family's Amazon Wish List, you can help them thrive now and build stability for the future. https://ow.ly/Cptv50Qa0v9

12/08/2023

As we wrap up the year, we reflect on all our employees' hard work to end homelessness here in Austin. Our staff ensures our clients receive the quality care they deserve as we work toward making Austin vibrant for all.

We are proud to celebrate Kylee Witcher, our Marketing and Communications Specialist, as our Employee of the Year!

Kylee's coworkers have described her as a warm and welcoming colleague with a can-do attitude, making her easy to work with and a major factor in the amazing client stories you all are able to read and enjoy.

Congrats, Kylee - we are lucky to have you!

We are thrilled to announce Espero Rutland, our first housing development, will be opening soon! Meaning “I hope,” Espero will provide 171 individuals with a safe, warm home.

Many folks who experience homelessness have no household necessities. You can gift our neighbors moving into Espero the essentials with a Welcome Home Basket! Follow the link in our bio for more details🏡 #homefortheholidays 12/07/2023

We are thrilled to announce Espero Rutland, our first housing development, will be opening soon! Meaning “I hope,” Espero will provide 171 individuals who experienced homelessness with hope and a safe, warm home.

Many folks who experience homelessness have little to no household necessities. They're often missing bedding, cooking utensils, plates, cleaning supplies, and much more. You can gift our neighbors moving into Espero these essentials with a Welcome Home Basket! Follow the link for more details on how you, your family, or business can donate household goods to our neighbors transitioning out of homelessness🏡 https://a.co/6w1TYFE

We are thrilled to announce Espero Rutland, our first housing development, will be opening soon! Meaning “I hope,” Espero will provide 171 individuals with a safe, warm home. Many folks who experience homelessness have no household necessities. You can gift our neighbors moving into Espero the essentials with a Welcome Home Basket! Follow the link in our bio for more details🏡 #homefortheholidays

12/06/2023

🚨Easy Holiday Giving Alert🚨

This Saturday, all P. Terry's Burger Stand locations will donate 100% of the day's profits to the Statesman Season for Caring campaign!

Stop by any P. Terry's, and you can help Aaliyah Gaulmon make a better life for her four-year-old daughter after they both experienced homelessness!

To read the Gaulmon Family's full story or donate, visit the link! https://ow.ly/ZSMm50Q9V5G

📸: Mikala Compton, American-Statesman

How Ownwell is helping a Statesman Season for Caring mom who was once homeless 12/05/2023

We are so excited and grateful to have the support of a business like Ownwell in this year's Statesman Season for Caring campaign! Stay tuned for impactful and heartwarming ways they are supporting Aaliyah Gaulmon and her daughter as they rebuild well-being after experiencing homelessness❤

If you'd like to join Ownwell in making the Gaulmon's holiday season brighter and future stronger, follow the link to donate much-needed items off their Amazon Wish List today! https://a.co/1eJOiYI

How Ownwell is helping a Statesman Season for Caring mom who was once homeless Aaliyah Gaulmon will have many of her needs met by property tax company. More Season for Caring families need help.

12/04/2023

Holiday shopping and celebrations can be chaotic, but we've made holiday-giving opportunities simple!

Check out the link for more details on these easy ways to bring joy and stable housing to those experiencing homelessness this holiday season. https://ow.ly/Hc2250QcFjv

It’s been our privilege to know and serve alongside Johnny Marceau. His impact on our community and Caritas of Austin is immeasurable.

We are inspired and encouraged by his dedication to help people in need and will continue to mourn his loss. 

Thank you, Johnny, for your heart to end homelessness, and for being such a vital part of our Caritas family. You will be sorely missed. ❤️ 12/01/2023

It’s been our privilege to know and serve alongside Johnny Marceau. His impact on our community and Caritas of Austin is immeasurable.

We are inspired and encouraged by his dedication to help people in need and will continue to mourn his loss.

Thank you, Johnny, for your heart to end homelessness and for being such a vital part of our Caritas family. You will be sorely missed. ❤️

It’s been our privilege to know and serve alongside Johnny Marceau. His impact on our community and Caritas of Austin is immeasurable. We are inspired and encouraged by his dedication to help people in need and will continue to mourn his loss. Thank you, Johnny, for your heart to end homelessness, and for being such a vital part of our Caritas family. You will be sorely missed. ❤️

11/30/2023

Happy December, y'all!

There are so many ways to give back this holiday season, starting with a Shoes and Socks Drive tomorrow at Karavel Shoes!

Our generous community partners, Psudo Snkrs and Karavel, are donating socks and shoes for our unhoused neighbors. Swing by tomorrow, and you can help us ensure our fellow Austinites have new and warm footwear this winter!

11/29/2023

Congratulations, Adam, for winning the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Raffle!

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and to First Texas Honda. We're grateful for all of your support for our work to end homelessness in Austin!

It's always so exciting to find out the lucky winner of the new Honda Accord donated by our sponsor First Texas Honda to benefit Caritas of Austin. Congratulations to Trot raffle winner Adam Sencenbaugh of Austin!

Shown here at today's drawing from left to right: our own David Cohen of ThunderCloud Subs, First Texas general manager Allen Clauss, and assistant event coordinator Emma Anderson.

And THANK YOU also to all of our 18,000 participants, hundreds of volunteers, numerous sponsors, and ThunderCloud volunteers, employees, and customers, all who help make it possible for us to support Caritas and the community with Austin's favorite Thanksgiving day tradition. 🦃⚡️

Photos from Karavel Shoes's post 11/29/2023
Thank you to everyone who gave on #GivingTuesday! Your donation gives our unhoused neighbors HOPE and a HOME this holiday season. Together, we’re ending homelessness in Austin! 11/29/2023

We are in awe of your generosity, Austin.

Thank you for donating to Caritas on ! Your donation gives our unhoused neighbors HOPE and a HOME this holiday season. With our first housing development, Espero Rutland, opening soon, your generosity couldn't come at a better time. Together, we’re ending homelessness in the community we all love and live in!

Thank you to everyone who gave on #GivingTuesday! Your donation gives our unhoused neighbors HOPE and a HOME this holiday season. Together, we’re ending homelessness in Austin!

11/28/2023

We love this note someone emailed to I Live Here I Give Here! On this , you can give a donation in a loved one's name to Caritas of Austin.

Your gift can make the day of your special someone but also for our unhoused neighbors! When you give today, your donation will be matched up to $100,000, doubling your impact in ensuring all Austinites have a home❤ https://caritasofaustin.org/contribute/

Thank you for giving the gift of hope and home this holiday season!

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About Us

Caritas of Austin’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Greater Austin.

We believe that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. We build wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that’s what creates a strong community. Our innovative, personalized and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.

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Songs of Hope 2024 Entertainment Reveal!
We are celebrating 60 years of ending homelessness at Caritas of Austin this year! 🎊In honor of our 60th Anniversary, we...
Your Support in 2023
Homelessness is a devastating experience, but Aaliyah Gaulmon refused to let it be the end of her and her daughter's sto...
Did you know Caritas of Austin houses dozens of youth who experienced homelessness in Austin?Our Youth Program is unique...
Get these one-of-a-kind items before they're gone! The Silent Auction closes at 9:30 p.m. tonight, so place your bids on...
Have you seen these beauties?😍 swing by our merch tent at the Long Center to get your exclusive tees and stickers today!...
Our first housing development, Espero Rutland is opening soon and will provide 171 individuals like Jacob with a safe, s...
The Impact of Songs of Hope

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Austin, TX
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