Bye-Bye from Bree!

BriannaAs all Americorps members must, Brianna Ehler is ending her year-long service with us. During her time here, she has helped run the Center, met with clients and generally endeared herself to everyone with her passion and sunny disposition. In her own words, she says goodbye.Read More

Street Retreat opens eyes and hearts

Diane HollowayBy Diane Holloway

Hot, tired, smelly — and deeply grateful. In a nutshell, that’s how I felt after spending a night on a sidewalk off the Drag and a day and a half walking more than 16 miles on the streets of downtown Austin. Organized by Mobile Loaves and Fishes, this “street retreat” gave co-worker Lindsey Sermons and me a tiny taste of what our neighbors go through day in and day out — often with no end in sight.… Read More

Remembering the martyrs of Charleston

150619214529-crowds-at-charleston-church-large-169Today at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, the service focused on the tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Bells rang nine times, nine candles glowed on the altar and the Bishop of the Diocese of Texas sent a powerful special prayer:

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your Martyrs of Charleston.Read More