Manos de Cristo empowers low-income individuals with a loving hand of assistance and welcomes all regardless of age, gender, race, or religious preference. Inspired by the Christian ideals of service and compassion, Manos promotes dignity and self-re... Read more
Manos de Cristo empowers low-income individuals with a loving hand of assistance and welcomes all regardless of age, gender, race, or religious preference. Inspired by the Christian ideals of service and compassion, Manos promotes dignity and self-reliance by providing essential oral care, furthering educational development, and meeting basic needs with food and clothing.
Manos de Cristo is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering low-income individuals by promoting dignity and self-reliance. Manos was founded in 1988, and the dental clinic opened its doors to the Austin community in 1990. Manos hosts a wide range of adult education classes; houses a food pantry, a clothes closet, and two computer labs.
by Mary A. from Austin, TX
Manos is an enduring organization that provides trustworthy service to the community. It's fun to volunteer there! Most recently I taught a computer class for adults and really enjoyed my students. In the summer I volunteer for a program that helps supply kids with needed items for school. It's a blessing to be able to be involved in a worthwhile organization!
The desk staff is very rude and condescending. They are not helpful and give incorrect and incomplete information on how to use their system and services. When I questioned the incomplete information, I was called a liar and told I missed an appt. for the day before. I didn’t have an appt and was trying to bring in a homeless man for an emergency visit for a severe toothache. I was told to be there by 7:30AM as that is when they take emergencies. However, when I got there I was told I need to be there at 6:30am and sign up as they only take the first five on the list as emergencies. I hope this wasn’t because the man I was helping is Caucasian and not Hispanic, but I am not convinced. Fortunately, Economy Dental stepped up and helped me with immediate and low cost dental service to a needy person. They were polite and respectful and gave me the information I needed.
Maybe Manos needs some new volunteers to help.