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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: To provide an individual who is temporarily homeless a warm, dry place to sleep each night on a first-come, first-served basis.

Programs: The bigger vision of athens provided a place to sleep to approximately 225 individuals, served over 6,500 meals, and offered over 4,400 volunteer hours of time at the shelter during 2014. This facility will allow the organization to accommodate more residents each night. The new facility also provides space to give life skills training, job training, and counseling.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Andrew72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love the Bigger Vision! I have been volunteering since 2010. The organization is awesome, and so are the people they are helping.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a blessing to be able to serve at the shelter with my family. I am always looking for ways that my elementary aged boys can genuinely serve others and this is something that they can do and enjoy doing. Not only do we cook and serve the meal, we also get to visit with the guests at the shelter. Several years ago, there was a specific guest that "clicked" with my son who was 4 at the time. They talked and drew each other pictures. That whole winter, my son continued to talk with him until the man got his own apartment. What a wonderful experience that my son had - interacting with someone who he normally would not have had the chance and then to see the hope that is out there for people to better their circumstances. Our experiences at the shelter have helped my entire family have personal experiences so that we can have a "face" to picture when we think of the homeless. Each person who is homeless IS a person and needs our love and acceptance.