Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to the community. The organization works to 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. The innovative, personalized, and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone. In addition, since 2011, Caritas of Austin has been a leader in the local efforts to end veteran homelessness.
Whether it's serving a nutritious lunch, working with clients directly to achieve their life goals, or supporting staff members to make their programs even stronger, volunteers help Caritas of Austin end homelessness. Head here for more information on getting involved.
Caritas of Austin believes in the power of stories to educate and inspire change in our community. Words of Hope is Caritas of Austin's largest annual fundraising event. Each year, the event features an author or prominent individual whose story reflects the mission and work of Caritas of Austin. The Harvey Penick Award for "excellence in the game of life" is also presented during the evening's program.
By becoming a Caritas of Austin monthly donor, you are helping provide reliable and sustainable funding to make their programs and services possible year-round.