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Two Sparrows Village is Seeking Resident Concierge | Direct Support Professional for Their New Cottage

UNION CITY — Now is the most exciting season for Two Sparrows Village after we had our ribbon cutting and day of service. We are looking forward to meeting the perfect candidate for the important role of Resident Concierge| Direct Support Professional. The ideal person must take our core values; community integration, abundant life, and inclusiveness to heart and implement these regularly to guide our residents to fully enjoy their capabilities and talents.

“We can teach skills, but we need someone to come with the heart. We want someone to empower and not enable,” comments Two Sparrows Executive Director Jacquelyn Thornton.

Two Sparrows Village at Christian City is an inclusive neuro-diverse co-housing option for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism to live in a community with others. The fully renovated cottage with four suites is located on the 500-acre campus of Christian City in south metro Atlanta.

Jennifer Conforti is the founder of Two Sparrows Village. The mission began on May 1, 2017. Jennifer and her husband, Byron, have their daughter, Abby who was diagnosed with Partial Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum and Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2012. Abby is the catalyst for Jennifer’s creation of Two Sparrows Village. The dream of helping other families provide for their adult children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities is blooming and the right person who can relate and understand is needed to guide and support our residents. The full story from Jennifer can be seen at the following link, https://youtu.be/iMZxQ4kf3Is

This link provides the full job description, qualifications, and benefits. We ask that any applicants have a willingness to make a minimum two-year commitment to Two Sparrows Village.

The John and Polly Sparks Foundation provided major funding to allow Christian City to transform what was originally built in 1965 as a home for children into a modern home for neuro-diverse adults to live in independence. A community of donors and volunteers came together to achieve the completion of the project and to allow Christian City to gift it to Two Sparrows Village.

About Two Sparrows Village

Two Sparrows Village is a nonprofit organization with a vision to provide a supportive living environment for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism to thrive and experience life-long learning, meaningful friendships, and opportunities to contribute to their communities. The neuro-diverse intentional co-housing community promotes greater independence and high quality of life experience for adults who are differently-abled and is based on the belief that all adults should have opportunities for an independent life consistent with their individual capabilities in an accepting community with typical adults. In addition to independent housing, Two Sparrows Village provides a day program for neuro-diverse adults to experience education and socialization. For more information, visit www.twosparrowsvillage.org or call 404-883-1841.

About Christian City

Christian City was established 56 years ago when the first cottage for abused and abandoned children opened on Valentine’s Day 1965. Today, there are more than 1,000 residents, both children and senior adults, living at Christian City, a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of donors for financial support. With a $10.2 million annual budget, the 500-acre campus includes the Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, Thrive Graduate Transition Program, active senior living patio homes and apartments, thrift store, assisted living center, skilled nursing & rehab center, memory care, home health and hospice care. The nonprofit serves the entire metro Atlanta area and beyond from its campus in south Fulton County. For more information, visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-964-3301.

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune