Everything we do is about relationships.

In 2005, Mobile Loaves & Fishes purchased our first RV home and lifted one homeless man off the streets of Austin. That formerly homeless man, my friend Sam, has had a permanent home within this caring and supportive community for more than 16 years. 

It was you who nurtured this mustard seed of an idea, and it has grown from providing housing for one man and blossomed into what Community First! Village is today. 

Housing alone will never solve homelessness, but community will!

This truth is the foundation for Community First! Village. For our homeless friends to settle, heal and transform their lives, they need more than four walls and a roof. As a neighbor recently told me, “A house cannot hug you.” Our friends coming up off the streets need you and me to support and care for them.

We can always count on you no matter what challenges come our way.

Whether it’s a bitter Arctic blast or a prolonged pandemic, you loyally show up to support our most vulnerable neighbors. Because of you, more than 120 new homes on Phase II are built or near completion, and we are well on our way to reaching our goal of 310 additional homes.  You made this happen. 

Friend, the only way we are going to mitigate this pandemic of homelessness is by caring about each other as human beings. I care, and I know you care. Together, we will move home the homeless.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes volunteers from St. John Neumann Catholic Church delivering meals to our homeless neighbors during the recent winter storm.

You are the Goodness that is Mobile Loaves & Fishes.

The Village is a 51-acre master planned neighborhood that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. With your loyal support, more than 200 formerly homeless neighbors now call Community First! Village their home!

For 23 years, Mobile Loaves & Fishes has been deeply rooted in serving our homeless neighbors. When our truck ministry first hit the streets, it was you—our donors and volunteers—who provided more than just a meal for an empty belly. You offered a listening ear, a compassionate heart and you built relationships with our homeless neighbors. Together, we listened and learned. We discovered homelessness isn’t caused by a lack of housing. It’s not caused by addictions or physical or mental health disabilities. What we learned is that the single greatest cause of homelessness is a profound, catastrophic loss of family.

It is heartbreakingly evident that too many men and women are struggling on the streets of Austin. Our work is not done, and we need your help now!

Your generous gift will provide ongoing support for Community First! Village and move our homeless neighbors off the streets into a place of permanence and community.

Greatest Need
Support Dignified Income for Village neighbors.
Sponsor a Garden Bed to Feed Village Neighbors
Fill a Fridge for a New Village Neighbor

“Never could we have imagined that this mustard seed of an idea was going to grow into this!
Community First! Village is a manifestation of the multiplication of goodness, generosity, kindness and caring. Everybody has a place here and belongs to this forged family that we’ve created together.”
Amber Fogarty President, Mobile Loaves & Fishes