Lake Highlands Village is a community asset, and unique ecosystem focused on relationships that address core human needs and provide customized pathways for our most disadvantaged residents to reach their potential.
An urban farm, a farm-to-table café, a workforce innovation hub, primary and behavioral healthcare, and transitional housing will be located at one site to help people build job skills and secure long-term employment opportunities to empower long-term thriving.
Lake Highlands Village will provide people experiencing homelessness with the necessary services and environment to recover while creating a sense of community connected to and integrated with the surrounding neighborhoods.
City of Refuge (COR) is a collaborative environment that helps individuals and families transition out of crisis into stability. In the most dangerous neighborhood in Atlanta, City of Refuge has brought partners together under one roof to deliver high-quality job training, financial literacy, education, healthcare, housing and other services to empower the marginalized to thrive. Its mission is rooted in getting to the hearts of people first and then building the necessary infrastructure needed to provide sustainability.City of Refuge-Atlanta has strong partners like NAPA Auto Parts, Chick-fil-A, Delta Airlines and others that have expressed interest in expanding the COR model to Dallas. This level of partnership creates both a uniqueness and sustainability to continue our goal of providing hope to an underserved population.Lake Highlands Village has partnered with Mike Reinsel, CEO of City of Refuge-Dallas, to lead this project and implement best practices and programs from Atlanta and elsewhere.
The Human Impact (THI) believes the fundamental solution to poverty and homelessness is replacing broken relationships with new, healthy ones. THI's role is to recruit housing candidates for Lake Highlands Village and help create community rules and accountability measures.THI is led by Founder and President Elisabeth Jordan, and its mission is to befriend people experiencing homelessness and bridge the relational gap to change lives. THI’s team builds trust over time with its friends and identifies their root causes of homelessness. They then partner with those friends to walk alongside them toward a new future—one that they articulate. This future often includes meaningful work, a safe place to live, access to quality medical and mental healthcare, and legal assistance.