Community is a priority for Linda Brown. With a dream to create a city where no one sleeps outside, her passion for supporting and providing for the homeless is inspiring.
“We don’t value people by what they have or how they look,” she says. “We choose to see them as God does: his children and our brothers and sisters.”
Brown is the co-founder of Eden Village in Springfield, Missouri, a community model that builds home communities for the chronically homeless and disabled. These communities include individuals that, due to their mental or physical health, or other extenuating circumstances, need resources that will support and enable them to be contributing members of society.
In 2021, Brown completed the second village and started plans for constructing a third in early 2022. Her mission is to expand into other communities across the U.S. in an effort to significantly decrease the homeless population across the county.