Help us make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring in Central Texas by donating through Words of Hope!
A message from Will Hardeman, owner of Austin Subaru, Words of Hope 2021's Presenting Sponsor:
Auction ends on September 30th at Noon. Winners announced shortly after.
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, participants, and the community at-large, we have decided to cancel our in-person Words of Hope event that was set for Tuesday, September 14th at Austin Marriott Downtown. We will not have a physical event.
We may not be able to be together this season, but we can still join together to end homelessness in Austin.
Dr. Brenda Combs is a symbol of inspiration and perseverance to all who meet her. A little over a decade ago, she was homeless, addicted to drugs and a petty criminal. She had been shot, beaten and raped during the endless years that she called “a freeway underpass in the worst part of Phoenix home.” It took hitting rock bottom for Dr. Combs to find the strength to turn her life around on a blistering summer day. Today she is a single mother, a speaker and advocate after earning a Master’s degree in special education and then receiving a Doctorate in organizational leadership with an emphasis in education.
ABOUT CARITAS OF AUSTIN
Caritas of Austin believes 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.
Learn more at caritasofaustin.org.
We prevent and end homelessness for people in Greater Austin.
We aim to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring in Central Texas.