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Home for Christmas

I believe there is no more joyful place to spend Christmas than at home with my family. This holiday season my joy is multiplied knowing that some of my friends who used to live on the streets of Austin are celebrating their first Christmas at home in Community First! [...]

Danny’s Journey Home – Part 1

"I WAS HOMELESS FOR 30 YEARS" --Danny I was hanging out at a shelter that was in an old warehouse downtown. It was freezing outside, and there was no heat in there. Suddenly my friend shouts, ‘Here comes the MLF food truck!’ I didn’t know what he [...]

Serving Goodness – Bonnie’s Story

“A FRIEND TOLD ME THAT THE MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES FOOD TRUCK WAS PARKED UNDER THE BRIDGE AT 12TH AND CHICON.  IT HAD BEEN RAINING.  I WAS HUNGRY AND WANTED TO GET TO THE TRUCK, BUT MY WHEEL CHAIR GOT BOGGED DOWN IN THE MUD.  I HAD TO CRAWL TO THE TRUCK.  I WAS [...]

Missional Residents

In the fall of 2015, three couples from Austin Ridge Bible Church - the Smiths, Millers, and McConkeys - moved out to the Community First! village as missional residents. Community First! is a 27-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, sustainable housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. [...]

Nancy

“... We moved to Community First! Village during Thanksgiving week of this year, into a 300 square-foot RV that we had redone.We’ve learned that so much of our “stuff” is not essential for a rich life. I share much of my day with so many new folks. We walk dogs together, cook/feed volunteers together, harvest [...]

Johnny

“I was at the same job for seven years, maintaining a large property. I happened to lose my job and everything kind of went downhill after that. I was going through a divorce and just started to lose everything. Me and my dog, Bones, wound up homeless. We were living in a tent, making it [...]

Dennis

“I grew up in the Houston-Galveston area and everywhere in between there. I worked for another nonprofit in town called Imagine Art. I cooked for them for two-and-a-half years, and then they voted me out of their budget. I was sort of in limbo. Then one day I saw Steve Hebbard, who is sort of [...]

Clifton

Sometimes life hits us hard. I’ve endured some rough spots in my life, and I’m thinking you probably have too. For you and me, the relationships we have with family help sustain us through these difficult times. Sadly, this is not true for our friends living on the streets. They are alone, vulnerable and have [...]

Danny and Team 888

My friend Danny is homeless and has lived in a tent deep in the woods of Austin for many years. Danny has a strong love for God and for his homeless friends. Now because of your generosity, Danny is serving goodness to his homeless neighbors. “We need [...]