I’m living proof that the struggle is real, but change is possible.
This home is a mansion to me. I have a place where I can eat, sleep, bathe and get healthy
After 51 years, I finally have a home. I love living here. It’s the best place in the world to live.
I believe MLF saved my life. They didn't give up on me. I haven't had that since my mom died.
The first rule of surviving homelessness - BE INVISIBLE...
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. [...]
“... 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 [...]
“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 [...]