Hope House

Charity Footprints Partner - Hope House

PO Box 457, Liberty Hill, Texas 78642 | Program Focus: Human Services


Providing a forever home to the most profoundly disabled for over 55 years.

In 1966 a mother of five, Rose McGarrigle, relocated to Austin, Texas from pre-war Berlin, Germany, by way of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rose realized the desperate need for quality care for children with both physical and mental handicaps; many who had no home at all. Her vision was to care for children who were at risk of neglect and isolation. With little help from the state or local officials, Rose converted the garage of her West Austin home and took her red Volkswagen bus around all of Austin, serving these special children in her own home. In 1976 land was donated just outside of Liberty Hill, Texas and the first Hope House was built. Today 16-18 children live in the original home and 24 Senior adults and teenagers live in two duplex style homes and one single family style home within the city limits of Liberty Hill, Texas. Most of the adults with us today were Rose’s children in 1967!

Our Mission

Hope House provides a long-term home to the most profoundly disabled children there are. We do this in a loving family environment so they can received the treatment, care, supervision and stability they need and deserve for as long as they may live.