Bronze Statues

Introducing the Home Coming Characters

A new home for the Home Coming Statue

As you know, the story depicted in the statue is that of a homeless veteran, John, his daughter Colleen, and her dog Joey who have a chance encounter on the edge of a woods with an African American woman, Ms. Annatene. She is also homeless and trudging from nowhere and going nowhere. The little girl leads the way when she opens her daddy’s coat and invites the old woman into their camp. The father, his gaze lost in the fire, stirs from his reverie, takes the little girl’s lead and joins in calling the old woman into the camp.  While they have nothing, they share what little they have…the warmth of their fire, and their humanity.  It is called The Home Coming. The saga of the Home Coming is found in Chapter 13.

Read more on the saga of the Home Coming and how to end and revent Homelessness in Richard’s new book

View the photos of the final clay sculptures from which the bronze was cast.

Veteran & Daughter

African American Woman

The Home Coming

Statue in mold prior to bronzing

The Home Coming

Figures coming to life in the gifted hands of Timothy P. Schmalz

Thank you to Congressman Doggett for making a donation to The Home Coming Statue Project. We appreciate your continued support!

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Champion for the Homeless- $10,000+ 

Jeff Serra

Advocate for the Homeless- $5,000-$9,999 


Eric Anderson & Marilyn Lindgren

Supporter of the Homeless-  $1,000-$4,999


Will Adams

Alan Graham

Amie Henry

Julia Marsden

Laurie Raymond & Tom Parker

Joe Smith w/ Bread for the Journey

Dan Vogler    

David & Patti Stephas


Friend of the Homeless– $250-$999


Cathy Capers

Scott & Vicky Chapman

Namkee Choi

David & Debra Evans

Ed & Michelle Ford

David & Mary Gomez

David Hall & Pam Brown

Sara Hickman & Lance Schriner

Paul Hilgers

Mike Hirsh & Carol Moczydemba

Ed Ishmael

Jeff & Alyssa Korn

Debra Mann

Griff Martin

John Mason

Eddie Mire

Paul Mowry

John Nyfeler

Linda Ramsey

David Ashley Sheppard

David & Cheryl Snell

Rev. Cathy Stone       

Libby Sykora 

Will B. Hyatt w/ University United Methodist Church        

Sue Watlov-Phillips w/ National Coalition for the Homeless  

Michael Albrecht

John Mason    


Foot Soldiers for the Homeless– $10-$249


Cecilia Blanford

Jon Sullivan

Catherine Lane

Crystal Boyd 

Carole Leandra

Daniel Armendariz

Colleen Steele

Ed Lalone

Teresa Cue



Atelier 3D

The Natural Gardner

Don Gardner Arborist

Engineer- Jaster and Quintanella & Associates


Austinuts, Inc.

Mike Kelly Lobbyist

Sisters & Brothers, Inc. Makers of SASS

Clip Joint

Worley Printing


State of Texas NAACP

Austin Baptist Chapel (Angle House)

The Salvation Army

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Texas Civil Rights Project

Texas Civil Rights Project Attorney

Greater Calvary Bible Church

Director- Casa Marianella

Central Presbyterian Church

Foundation Communities

Texas Civil Rights Project

Travis County Veterans Service Office

Meals on Wheels & More

Caritas of Austin

Project Help-AISD

Peoples Community Clinic

Safe Place

Trinity Center

Art on the Way

The Challenger Street Newspaper and Staff

Wildflower Church, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Jaster/Quintanella and Associates-Engineers



Tosin Agbabiaka

Hazel Barbour

Rick  Beaubouef

Sam  Biscoe Travis County Commission Judge

Barbara Budde Austin Dioceses

Fred Butler Community Action Network

Frank Cooksey Former COA Mayor

Kevin  Dietz Attorney at Law

Robert  Doggett Attorney at Law

Steve Dubov Sculptor

Bruce  Elfant Travis County Tax Assessor & Voter Registrar

Phil Friday Attorney at Law

Fred Fuchs Attorney at Law & Associate Professor

Michael Galbrecht

Gus Garcia Former COA Mayor

Joe Gieselman Former Executive Manager for Travis County and Sculptor

Jackie Goodman Former City Council Member

Tor Gotun, DDS

Tricia Graham  Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Max Greenbum

Susan  Greene Sculptor

Alexis Guadarrama

Sara Hickman Singer/Song Writer- Texas State Musician of the Year 2010

Amanda Hill Texas Civil Rights Project Development Director

Chirag Jhaveri, MD

D’Ann  Johnson Attorney at Law

Lauren Kelleher

Wayne Krause  Krause Attorney at Law

Jane Lee Attorney at Law

John McCarthy Bishop Austin Diocese

Nelson Mock   Attorney at Law

Mary Morse Sculptor, Prsident of Texas Society of Sculptors

Laila Nabi Texas Civil Rights Project

Amir  Naim Texas Civil Rights Project

Kiran Narra Texas Civil Rights Project

John O’Neal

Glenaan O’Neil

William Plunkett

Mary Christine Reed  Attorney at Law

Deanna Rene Singer Song Writer

Phil Sanders Retired Municipal Court Judge and Federal Magistrate

Lance Schriner Graphic Artist

Amy Scofield Sculptor

Deanna Serra Philanthropist

Jeff Serra Philanthropist

Randi Shade Former COA Council Member

Brigid Shea County Commissioner Elect

Aalap Shah Texas Civil Rights Project

Kalpita Shah Texas Civil Rights Project

David Sheppard Attorney at Law

Eva Sikes Texas Civil Rights Project

Naiara Leite Silva Texas Civil Rights Project

Tom Spencer I Live Here I Give Here

Elena Stross

Tere Tillotson Attorney at Law

Heather Tolleson Sculptor

Ignacio Trevino Attorney at Law

Ben Vaughan  Attorney at Law- Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chtd. & Philanthropist

Kirk Watson Texas State Senator

Dr. Debbie Web Professor

Byron Webre  former Newscaster

Tracey Whitley Attorney at Law

Wayne Krause  Yang Texas Civil Right Project


Honoring Statue Stewards

Phil and Pam Friday
Michael and Sharon Chesser

Statue Advisors

Steve Dubov and Heather Tolleson
Michael Hall
Colleen Regnier Steele
Sylvia Troxell
Shannon Brooke MantromKevyn Meagher

Darleen Crawford- graphic designer

Statue Enactment Team

Pam Friday

Dixie McGrath

David Kee
Hill Country Middle School, Austin,Texas

Justin Noonan, videographer

Blythe Plunkett

Cecilia Blanford