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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

133 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

V.Womack
Genesis Joy House is truly a JOY and has created a safe haven for female veterans. These heroes have served us and now it's time to take care of them. Genesis Joy House members and many volunteers are working every Saturday to complete the facility. This is a great Non-profit organization. They need your help physically and you can also donate to help. We are in this together., so let's spread the JOY(Jesus Others and Yourself).

VWomack

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The mission of Genesis is truly amazing and will benefit so many deserving women. The passion and commitment Margaret has is inspirational. Her dedication to the success of Genesis is inspiring and I can’t wait to see how it benefits this wonderful community.

1 Barbara182

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House is a blessing to the community. Without their presence there would be so many without the help and resources needed to help them. Margaret has a big heart and is very dedicated in her role in Genesis Joy House. I pray for ongoing success and growth.

Barbara Bibbs

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of knowing Margaret for many years. She is a Christian and a giver to Humanity. When she gives to others she gives from the heart. Her passion for giving to others is a priority to her and it means something to her. She is a person who will always strive to go above and beyond and do what it takes to get the job done. She has put so much into Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter and it has helped people that are badly in need. It has been my pleasure to know her and I know this is only the beginning for her. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for her. I wish her all the success and blessing in the world for herself and Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter.

Barbara Brown

1 Jessica C.11

Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House has been a strong supporter of our female veterans for many years--assisting with meals, transitional housing, winter coat donations, Christmas Wishlist programs, workforce development, and so much more! It has truly been my pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful mission...on the quest to eradicate homelessness within the female veteran community!

1 Yalonda D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House Homeless shelter is an organization that has been a blessing to the community within the middle Georgia area. Because of Genesis Joy House countless women and children have received food, clothing and have had other essential needs met within the Warner Robins and greater Macon area and is an organization worthy of the community’s time, resources and energy. Genesis Joy House is an organization committed to end homelessness especially towards women who have served in the protection and liberty of our country as veterans. Genesis Joy House is the type of ministry that should be a part of every community. I highly recommend Genesis Joy House as a charitable organization worth supporting!

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Donor

Rating: 4

Supportive, Encouraging, and Dedicated are just a few words used to describe the founder of Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter and the nature for which she serves those whom God has placed in her path. Even before the organization's inception, I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand her commitment to the community. While attending the same church and participating in outreach events, she would always be ready and willing to lend a helping hand on any given occasion. Although we no longer live in the same community, our family had an opportunity to show our support to Genesis Joy homeless shelter by wearing our Genesis Joy (Jesus-Other’s-Yourself) T-shirts at a community service event in the Washington D.C area. Genesis Joy House’s impact is extended well beyond the Georgia area and is a wonderful program that is committed to helping and serving others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very caring and professional organization who helped me and my family during harsh times. Forever grateful!

1 Olivia A. C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What comes from the heart reaches the heart! Margaret Queen-Flowers puts her heart, soul, mind and body into serving Genesis Joy House and has done so for many years. Her life purpose is to be of maximum service to God and man. She lives on purpose in service to some of God’s most vulnerable children.

1 Julie Fauth S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House is truly a remarkable organization. Its emphasis of empowering our country’s veterans and helping them get back on track in the civilian world is something all Americans should support. The nonprofit’s founder Margaret Queen Flowers is not only a visionary, but a force of nature, committed to ending the problem of homelessness among our female veterans.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have just recently discovered Genesis Joy House--what an amazing team! The Founder and all team members are truly committed to their mission and are working non-stop to solve the crisis of homeless female veterans with innovative programs that are proven to work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I ,am happy to volunteer for Genesis Joy House for three reasons. It serves a neglected group of heroes, our female veterans; it provides not just shelter but the tools to rebuild broken lives; and, it is founded on love and compassion.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been an absolute pleasure volunteering for Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, and to see first hand all of the incredible work and dedication Margaret and her team have poured into the Warner Robins community. The shelter is truly making a huge difference for female veterans in the Southeast region of the states and will without a doubt continue to do so for years to come.

1 Anne H.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the great pleasure of volunteering with Margaret Queen-Flowers, the founder and CEO., of Genesis Joy House. It is rare to come across a leader with the tireless commitment she brings to her work every day. Some people get worn down by starting and running a non-profit. Margaret only seems to get more energized.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an awesome nonprofit for our military community! Love everything they stand for in continuing to serve our female veterans.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House has been a true blessing to those in need. I’m grateful this organization has provided countless hours of volunteer work to give back and help those in need. True meaning of selflessness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House is an amazing example of love, selflessness, and compassion. The vision and mission to help homeless female veterans transition back into the civilian world through education, counseling and developmental support is one that is highly needed in the community. Mrs. Margaret Flowers is tireless in her efforts and commitment to this program. Awesome organization, I am proud and honored to volunteer with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are an amazing service to the community while having helped hundreds of vets. A great place to serve if you'll looking to give back to your community.

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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!

3 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!

4 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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2 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

sirflow

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House continues to make a positive impact in the community! They are dedicated and committed to serve! What a great organization and I am happy to support!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House will make history by being the first homeless female transitional home in Middle Georgia for Veterans. I have had the pleasure of working with the founder/Executive Director, Mrs. Margaret Flowers since Genesis's inception in 2010. Mrs. Flowers is just as passionate about assisting homeless individuals as I am.

I've assisted homeless individuals over 30 years in my career and Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. was a perfect fit for me as I began to look for Volunteer Work to give back to my Community.

If you would like to be a part of the SOLUTION to HOMELESSNESS in MIDDLE GA, please come join us as we make history. Get involved! Our female veterans have sacrificed so much for us, the least we could do it give back to them.

Genesisjoyhouse.com is our website. We have work for everyone. If you are unable to do physical work, please consider giving a donation or volunteering in other areas. Your monetary donation will be used towards our renovation project and it is tax dutiable.

Thank you,
Rosalyn D. Davis

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. is a wonderful organization to be a part of. I have been a part of this organization since it's inception. The members of this organization are very passionate about people in general. We are mission minded professionals who work hard everyday to make a difference through serving others. We strive each and every day to be voices in our Community and in the Middle Georgia Area for those who are homeless. We are getting very close to opening our Transitional Housing Facility for homeless female veterans in the Middle Georgia Area. We are a part of the SOLUTION to end homelessness in the Middle GA Area. We thank all of those who have helped along the way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis helped through hardship and gave us the foundational boost need to overcome and grow into self-sufficiency. Proud to give back through volunteer work.
Margaret Flowers, Christina Davis and Rosalyn Davis have been the best people that any could ask for.

Wayne O. E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the web designer that assisted in the implementation of Genesis JOY House site.

The founder Margret Flowers is an outstanding manager. Every request for information was quickly answered

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis is an excellent organization that is determined and focused on helping our homeless female veterans. These women are a group of no nonsense women who love the Lord. I've seen them in action. With that said, the volunteer review is extremely unfair. In the six year's they've been in existence this is the first negative review that I've seen. Many times you have to let volunteers go because of their hidden motives and not having the heart of our veterans in the forefront of their mind. Thank you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great Job. This is truly a needed community organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House Shelter, for Homeless Female Veterans has given me a purpose for my life. I'm a retired female veteran; I had no idea that homeless female veteran's existed. Now, I'm driven towards making a difference & make it better. I love volunteering for such a wonderful organization. The people are devoted & extremely supportive. They are my adopted who truly cares......Job well done ☺

2 Keisha W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great non profit organization I admire the services they offer to the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure to know Margaret Flowers for many years and she has a wonderful spirit. She is dedicated and takes great pride in assisting others. Genesis Joy House has done great things in the community, and they are constantly impacting and changing lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Unique wonderful service to the surrounding community.

3 Angella S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

How fortunate I am to know the Founder of Genesis Joy House she is truly have an amazing heart,her compassion for other is truly a blessing .Genesis Joy Homeless Shelter will make a difference it will be productive and life changing in the community..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have know Mrs. . Margret Flowers thanks to her for fallowing here hear and more important to be obedient to God she is doing a wonderful job helping our female veterans get back on their feet during their difficult time. God will continue Bless her and I am praying that other will come together in the community to continue to work with her there should be no one be homeless much so our troop for served our country .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group of women! They have been working so hard.

2 Anita63

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Nonprofit. When the house is up and running 100% the Genesis Joy House will be awesome. It will help so many homeless female vets in the area

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit is truly just that! We put our lives and hearts into this project in order to project change in our local community, city, state and one day the country! Great leaders, great people, serving a great cause for the greater good!

Volunteer

Rating: 1

As a volunteer, I am disappointed in how I was treated by members of Genesis. They are rude people who treat volunteers badly. I hate to see how they will treat the veterans. Wow! I will never volunteer again for them.

1 J Renee S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy House and their leaders are making a difference in our local community.
Thank you for the service you provide to our female Veterans.
Blessings to you.
Prophetess J'Renee Sconiers

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Former staff

Rating: 4

I am happy to have served on the board of a wonderful organization. Genesis is making a difference in the community and surrounding areas of middle Ga. Please support GJY with your time & finances.



J'Renee Sconiers

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome mission! Genesis Joy House is a shelter for homeless female veterans. It is the first of its kind in the Middle Georgia area. The Executive Director Mr. Margaret Flowers truly has a passion for people who have served this great country. This program not only provides housing for homeless female veterans, but it links them to other community resources such as the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR) who work closely with the veteran in helping them develop a plan to meet their educational goals or employment needs. I can see this program having a lasting impact for generations to come.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My name is Nicole. About 4 weeks ago me and Rosario left Florida trusting a friends encouragement to come to Tucson to start new life it would be great. We had very little money but owned truck and had whatever we could fit. Our truck broke down in El Paso our lil Chihuahua's Patunia and Pineapple almost died from heat as we tried to figure out how to fix it. We realized it's just to hot we got towed to motel across street. We exhausted our funds working on truck for 3 days in parking lot of hotel. All or effort did not produce results. We're hungry and broke. I sold our truck with almost everything we owned I practically gave this all away for close to nothing so we would have something. This "friend" picked us up and got us here. Now we are stranded out here in the desert two miles down dirt road. These "friends lied to us they didnt have any room for us we sleep on couch and recliner. Our "friends sleep all day till 3/4 not giving us many options to find job or be to apply for food stamp. They don't seem to care about how I've lost and sacrificed everything because of lies told us. We are worried everyday are we gonna eat today will they wake up early so I can get to stores or look for job. I would have start looking for work right away. Yeah right so Im suppose to look for job and go on interviews in my imaginary car and convice Uber im not in the middle if no where. I get up every morning ready to accomplish something it's my nature. I've have also been working hard my whole life since I was 15 so how did this happen? I think this awful. I sold everything we owned on the way to keep our family safe and not in the street which would have been a bad situation. Now after 4 weeks they are moving into town closer to stores and We have to go. Where? I cry in private alot pray too for God to send Help. I bought car it was cheap car I checked it out and spent just about last of our money to buy. Seller never told me the engine had water in oil. I checked oil was good day before. So no money no food no job no car. Today they came back from being out they found 2bedroom luxury apartment for them and their Dad. They move out 27th. Does God make miracles? I have one weeks to fix a broken car with lol no money we have no job to get to with no car we have no money for apartment because we don't have a job because We got a broken car. Shelters want to split us up and take our dogs. Help!!!! Please. We good people and need jobs and housing and the opportunity to improve our life. [email protected]


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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Founder of the Genesis Joy House has an amazing heart and compassion for those people in our community with great needs. She is a very accomplished individual with many strengths to help others. This non-profit is trustworthy and has our community in their best interest. Please consider supporting the Genesis Joy House!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Everyone that we have communicated and worked with, have been wonderful! You truly get the feeling that they are passionate about the work they do. We look forward to our ongoing relationship to help our community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The help provided by Genesis Joy House is a blessing to many. Keep up the good work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great service that Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter is providing for the female veterans.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great team of individuals who have hearts of gold. They strive to get their organization known & supported within the community. This will allow female veterans, like myself, a place to go when in need!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Margaret Flowers is dedicated and committed to the cause of helping women that are homeless veterans! She has worked tirelessly to renovate several homes and provide resources for these ladies. The Middle Georgia area is a better place because of the work she s doing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known the Executive Director, Mrs. Margaret Flowers, since 2003. We used to work together on the Administration Team at our church. During that time, I quickly learned that Margaret is a hard worker that does everything with a spirit of excellence. She became someone that I looked to for advice and guidance. She was always willing to help me and my family, as well as many others!

I was excited to hear about her stepping out on faith and starting a homeless shelter for female veterans. Her administration skills, along with her compassion for others is the perfect recipe for an Executive Director of a homeless shelter. With Margaret's leading, I know that great things are in store for Genesis Joy Homeless Shelter!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization and I look forward to doing more things with you guys!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Up and coming organization that is ready and willing to do great things for this community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have not been able to volunteer with genisis. But was able to get word out to my co-workers. They were able to go out and volunteer and serve their community. As a Veteran I was proud of the young Airmen I work with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding service for our women vets. I highly recommend it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great non-profit helping those who gave so much for our country. This organization is preparing to do even greater things to impact the middle Georgia community.

William84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Incredible Blessing of an organization established to serve those with the least, the most !!