Mark 12:31 "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these."
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these (Mark 12:31). This beautiful scripture becomes the vision and philosophical underpinnings of Thy Neighbor in Austin" by Shamaya Mobley, its founder. The idea of LOVE is the anthem to reaching out, revitalizing and reinvigorating the Austin citizens and corridors.
The greater Austin community is one of the oldest and largest communities in Chicago-both in geography and population. It spans 27.5 miles west of Chicago loop, bordered by Division Street to the north, Austin Boulevard to the west, Roosevelt Road to the south and Cicero Avenue to the east. The community shifted from the housing disinvestment, vacancies, demolition, high unemployment to the pandemic of COVID-
19. Because of the founder's love for her westside neighborhood and community, Love The Neighbor in Austin, a 501c3 non-profit agency, was developed in 2020.
I am a problem solver, a consensus builder and a community activist. With over two decades in client relations, I bring solutions to those who need assistance in critical areas by contributing and organizing events with a community-centered focus. It may be starting a mobile food pantry during the 2020 pandemic, distributing coats and school supplies to school-aged children, bringing neighborhood residents together for neighborhood events, and/or organizing a cancer-survivor conference during the month of October.
When people experience the daily stressors of life and their needs are unmet, it often leads to depression, trauma, and/or stress. Living in this disturbing and urgent reality, Love Thy Neighbor (LTN) in Austin debuted during the height of the 2020 pandemic. It is a non-profit organization that identifies and seeks to address gaps in services related to the Austin community and surrounding neighborhoods.
Why do I care so much about my community? I care because I am a longtime resident of the Austin neighborhood. I am fully aware of the community needs, gaps in services and resources. As a committed-community activist for years, the purpose of LTN (in Austin) is a beacon of hope to build an agape spirit. The name is derived from my deeply rooted Christian teachings from the New Testament—Mark 12:31: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The word, LOVE, ignites “fire in my belly” to meet the neighborhood and/or community needs with synergistic enlightenment and enthusiasm.
Here at Love Thy Neighbor in Austin, we plan to change the way the name of the Austin community is viewed. The saying is true “It takes a village to raise a Child” this community figuratively speaking our child we must keep it as we want it kept for generations to so. Do Think you would be a good fit to join in ASAP, contact us through social media for updates on ways you could help in your way!
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
he purpose of our program is to improve the overall health of our residents. LTN is committed to addressing health inequities to ensure every resident has the opportunity to live a healthy life
LTN goal is to promote health equity and reduce health disparities
Enhance access to food , reduce barriers and improve community connections.
Create programs through a wellness approach aimed at changing healthy behaviors Health, Wellness & Productivity Programs(HWPP)
Offer education and resources to help raise the awareness of health issues directly effected by women.
Every Sunday, we mobilize our teams of volunteers to make a real difference. Join us and see what can be accomplished when you get an impassioned team to focus on change.
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