Laura and Steve Brown founded Casa Alma in 2009 and are the current resident volunteers along with their three daughters, Emily, Anna and Ella. They are former Maryknoll Lay Missioners (Chile, ’05); Steve is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (’95) and Laura is a graduate of Swarthmore College (’95) and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work (’97). Both are life-long Catholics who seek to live in right relationship with God, with others, and with the natural world.
Past resident volunteers include: Hunter Link, Claire and Christine Hitchins, and Sarah Frazer. We are grateful for their contributions to the Casa Alma community! Note: we do not have openings for additional resident volunteers at this time.
Homeless and low-income families live at Casa Alma as guests. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to know, accompany, and learn from: Josefina, Yeimi, Moises, Carlos, Eliseo, Josue, Larry, Patricia, Kayla, Evan, Sara, Elijah, Maya, Sheron, Shirley, Desi, Lina, Gregory, Mutusim, Heidy, Linda, Sade, Sky, Winter, Tatyana, Reuben, Delicia and Damari. Please keep our guests and all who experience housing instability in your thoughts and prayers.
The Christ of the Breadlines, by Fritz Eichenberg