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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 enrichment programs, counseling services and transitional housing to improve quality of life.

Results: Donated property transferred over to Genesis on December 30, 2015. We are currently in Phase II of our Renovation Campaign.

Target demographics: reduce homelessness in female veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 175

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

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Yalonda D.

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Genesis Joy Homeless Shelter is a great organization that truly cares about helping others. It is a tremendous support and very valuable resource to the community by providing a safe haven and lifeline for women in need. Thank God for Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter! It is truly a wonderful organization!

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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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Board Member

Rating: 5

About two years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Margaret Flowers, CEO of Genesis JOY House. Margaret attended a Coalition meeting in Macon, Georgia and joined the housing Committee which I too was a part of. After the meeting ended, Margaret invited me to attend an informational meeting at her home. She indicated she was in the process of opening a Shelter for the homeless. I immediately replied by saying, " I am very interested". Assisting people of all walks of life is one of my gifts that I was indeed blessed with. I attended the interest meeting at Margaret's home and we have been working together every since. One of the things that makes Genesis so very different from many other organizations is that Genesis cares about the well being of people we serve and we are truly here to assist them. We give hope to those who have none and provide them with the tools so that they too have live productive lives so that they do not have to turn to a life of crime.

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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 ☺

1 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.

2 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.

1 Dorine M.

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

1 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.

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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Crystal105

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. allamericansweetheart1994@gmail.com


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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.

1

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!