In the beginning….

Saint Louise House is celebrating its 20th year of serving women and their children who are experiencing homelessness. We’ve come a long way since the seeds of our existence were planted by a group focused on helping teenagers living on the streets near The University of Texas. But the best way to tell any story is to start at the...

“Serve those who are poor with gentleness and love.” – St. Louise de Marillac

Founded in Austin in 2000 by the Daughters of Charity and Saint Austin Catholic Church parishioners, Saint Louise House opened its doors to its first five families in October 2001. We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary throughout this year with a look at the how far we’ve come – thanks to you, our generous supporters – over the past 20 years....