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Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Job Training, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: To facilitate social change and empower our veterans and community by providing transitional housing, enrichment programs, and counseling services to improve quality of life.

Results: Currently renovated a property that was donated to us. We have three phases (three different building) and Phase I is 95% complete.

Target demographics: reduce homelessness in female veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 275

Geographic areas served: Middle Georgia and surrounding areas

Programs: Housing Christianity, life skills, job placement, computer training, GED, budgeting, housing, mentoring, and parenting. Counseling services include PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Emotional Health.

Community Stories

117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The world is a better place having such an organization as this in our community! The Veteran women who have and will come in contact with the Genesis organization will go through a process that will enable them to be stronger, more focused, and confident.

They will also have a life-long connection with the Genesis family as they continue to grow and flourish in their lives and in the community. The Genesis staff is caring, loving, consistent, and persistent in seeing that each woman gets the support needed to have a fresh start!

1 Kida T.

Donor

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House is a much needed organization here in Middle Georgia . After speaking with Mrs Flowers , I wanted to donate to this cause . It’s rare to find selfless people that want to help the community to become a better community ... I hope to contribute to this organization for many years to come!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Genesis JOY House and I can't think of a better way to spend my Saturday’s. Mrs Margaret and the volunteers are doing an awesome job. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesis JOY House is paving the way for homeless veteran women in Middle Georgia. This organization goes above and beyond to ensure the vision becomes a reality for those in need of shelter, as well as supporting the community and other nonprofit organizations. I appreciate and will continue to support Genesis’s mission....Serving with pride!

2 Margaret64

Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House has come a long way and I am so very proud of them. They are awesome servers to their community and have helped hundreds of individuals. A great place to serve if you'll looking to give back to your community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis is an awesome organization that assist individuals with housing needs and employment. Our transitional housing facility will house homeless female veterans as well. Genuine and caring people are at Genesis.

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1 Dorine M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a worthy organization for the re-education of homeless female veterans. I’m very proud to offer my services to Margaret Flowers, in whose vision for this endeavor I also share

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I offer my photography services to Genesis Joy House to chronicle all the work and fun the volunteers have in refurbishing several buildings to house female veterans. What has been accomplished so far with the help of local businesses donating essentials to help complete the effort is truly amazing. Many church groups have donated their time as well to offer the hands on needed to get the hard job done. They are busy tearing down walls and putting new ones up, painting, plumbing, whatever the next assignment is they are ready to do it. Margaret Flowers who leads the teams is always upbeat, happy and smiling. She has a very successful team of ladies surrounding her with help and leadership to complete this task.

Dorine Pederzani
Owner of Pederzani Photography

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am happy to support Genesis Joy House and it's mission to improve the quality of life for our Veterans. Margaret Flowers and her team have provided a great service to the Middle Georgia area with great passion and dedication . I am proud to be a continued supporter for the program.

Shonell R. Savoy

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great org that is here for the VETS and always have the back of female vets that are in need. Will always recommend to any one in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great program to help our vets out. Amazing team and group of people.

1 PastorLK

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The birth of this organization was a desire of Margaret Queen Flowers a lady who I have the utmost respect for. While dealing with her own health and family issues has never waiver in her pursuit , of taking charge of revising a fire damage building and two other buildings that were in dyer need of repairs. Her plans are to provide housing to female veterans that are in need. The people of this organization work close together to promote and raise funds to complete their goals. Any donations are tax deductible and will be used for the purposes intended.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The service that Genesis Joy House provides to the citizens of the community who are in need can be very instrumental in helping a person survive. Genesis offers a helping hand and sometimes that might be all a person needs. Genesis Joy House has an administrative Director whose heart is in her what she is doing because she genuine cares about people. I pray for Genesis Joy House success.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Genesis Joy House for the last six months, and it is a wonderful organization. Margaret Flowers and the other leaders selflessly give of themselves to realize a powerful vision. Genesis empowers women veterans into self-sufficiency through housing, counseling, education, and a variety of support services. Through this work, Genesis Joy House is a shining example of community-focused service. I am honored to be a part of their work, and I would encourage anyone with the time and resources to help to do so. You'll find yourself transformed by these committed and caring people as you work to bring opportunity to service members who have given so much and been given so little.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have a volunteer spirit when it comes to any support I can donate to. Mrs. Margaret's vision touched my heart, and was compelled to help. I donate my time with the landscaping of the facility grounds such as pruning brush and plants. Hauling refuse to curb or county waste facility. Provide my vehicle to transport materials, for whatever purpose Genesis needs of me.
I;d recommend Genesis to anyone wishing to donate their time too, not just financial donation, but volunteering for the work days. Genesis has come a long way from its inception.
If you can find it in your heart to donate do so. And if not this non-profit then some other non -profit. .

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House is a blessing to Middle-Georgia. Not only does the organization provide opportunities to female veterans, but it also gives civilians the opportunity to give back to the community and those who served on their behalf. It’s amazing to see the progress from only a few months back.

1 Eric E.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I began volunteering for Genesis Joy house 4 months ago. Margaret had an amazing vision when she started this helping homeless female veterans is one of the best things I could be a part of. Hearing the things that Genesis Joy house is doing not only helping with housing but with transportation, training rehibilitation and counseling. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a great cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My first experience with Genesis Joy House was a conversation with Mrs. Margaret Flowers about the organization’s mission of providing transitional housing and enrichment programs among other services for female veterans in Middle Georgia. She gave me a very in-depth tour of the Genesis Joy House property. It included a thorough and transparent update on volunteer opportunities, the business process, and estimated timelines for completion and opening. Her vision for this project is solid. Mrs. Flowers is very passionate about helping homeless female veterans. Although female veterans will be the main beneficiaries of services from the Genesis Joy House Shelter, once the shelter is up and running, it will provide programs and opportunities to enrich the entire community.

I personally agree with the Genesis philosophy of giving people in need a hand-up, and not just a hand-out. It sparked my interest in Genesis and made me want to do more than just give a one-time donation. During the annual Christmas Toy Drive, my family and friends were blessed to donate gift bags with socks and toiletries for the veterans, and socks and candy for the children. This year, we plan to find more ways to help get the Genesis Joy House up and running so they can better service the homeless female veterans and improve our community as a whole.

If you have a heart for helping the homeless population, and you want to use your time, talent, money, etc. to help improve the lives of those in desperate need of a hand-up, then Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter Inc. is a great organization to support.


God Bless,

Deanna Goudeau & Family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Difference maker in the community. Definitely would recommend to anybody that needs help

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that shows that our vets are truly important to the community. I have a great respect for our military and it warms my heart that this organization is doing amazing things for those in need.

1 Alvin Wazzle W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is doing wonderful things for Veterans in need. Excellence in aid is what they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is amazing to see a dream come to fruition. Margaret shared with me 19 years ago about wanting to help homeless women. After raising her family, and surrounding herself with like-minded people, Genesis Joy House is no longer a dream deferred. This house is a long over due and welcome edition to Middle Georgia and surrounding areas. Many lives will be forever changed by the services that will be offered to women. Volunteers will be blessed by donating time, talent and money to this wonderful nonprofit organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer Board Secretary I have learned so much about Genesis Joy House. Genesis is going to be a great blessing for so many women veterans in need. I know how mentally frustrating it can be to not be sure where you will rest your head at night and having to push restart on your life but I was blessed with a wonderful woman the founder who has a heart for people in need and gave me and my husband a chance to rebuild our lives again. I love what Genesis is doing which is tackling the root of a very big problem in our country and that is homelessness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity is working very hard to provide housing for homeless female veterans. They need your support to make their goals a reality!