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! Village. Look for a moment at the faces on this card. These are the joyful faces of some of my friends who have made their way home.
Sadly, many others are still suffering on the streets this holiday. For them, Christmas Day will come and go like any other day – with no family and no place to call home. Our homeless neighbors will spend the day looking for a warm meal and a safe place to sleep. I imagine it will be difficult for them to experience the true joy of this day when they are alone, hungry and homeless.