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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.
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.