Two Sparrows Village Announces Partnership with Christian City, Inc.

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Two Sparrows Village has announced a partnership with Christian City, Inc. to create an inclusive neuro-diverse housing option for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. A Christian City cottage originally built in 1981 for the children’s residential program will be renovated and repurposed to create four independent-living apartments for Two Sparrows Village residents to live on the 500-acre campus in south metro Atlanta. Scheduled to begin in 2021, the partnership will also include an adult day service program for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. Opportunities for recreational programming, volunteer activities and employment will be provided by Christian City. The John and Polly Sparks Foundation has provided funding for the cottage renovation.

Jacque Thornton, Executive Director of Two Sparrows Village, remarked, “We are excited to partner with Christian City to lead and address this important housing option for our neighbors and the I/DD community. Communities like Two Sparrows Village foster natural interactions with neurotypical neighbors, roommates, co-workers, and volunteers.” 

Keith Horton, President & CEO of Christian City, said, “The individuals served by Two Sparrows Village are differently-abled, but they deserve quality affordable housing with supportive services and workforce opportunities. In line with our mission to extend Christ’s call to love our neighbor, Christian City is pleased to have the opportunity to expand housing and provide services for this vulnerable population through a partnership with Two Sparrows Village.”

A dedication ceremony is planned for 10 am on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Christian City, located at 7345 Red Oak Road in Union City, Ga. Benefactors and the Two Sparrows Village board of directors and leadership team will gather to celebrate this groundbreaking development south of I-20 in Metro Atlanta. Development partners, Terry Chapman, Kim Mills-Smith with KS Home Solutions, and Delta Air Lines are managing the cottage renovation. George Martin, Christian City COO, will speak to the attendees, as well as Two Sparrows Village Founder, Jennifer Conforti, and Two Sparrows Village President, Janet Preston.