Community First! Village is a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. A development of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, this transformative residential program exists to love and serve our neighbors who have been living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.
People of varied interests and abilities can volunteer, whether you want to be hands-on serving food during truck runs, prepare meals behind the scenes, or provide other needed assistance. Our team at JLL Austin spent a day with the men and women of Community First!, helping with the day to day tasks of tending to the garden, cleaning up around camp and setting up for Christmas festivities!
Starting in December, Community First! will have their version of Austin’s “Trail of Lights” which they call of “Village of Lights.” Open to the public, there will be over 200,00 lights set to choreographed music and a market set up to shop for unique, handcrafted gifts made my formerly homeless craftsmen and artisans.