Community First! Residents

Tracy

I’m living proof that the struggle is real, but change is possible.

JR

This home is a mansion to me. I have a place where I can eat, sleep, bathe and get healthy

Penny

After 51 years, I finally have a home. I love living here. It’s the best place in the world to live.

Gary

I believe MLF saved my life. They didn't give up on me. I haven't had that since my mom died.

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 [...]