What is the mission of your company or project? To facilitate social change and empower our veterans and community by providing transitional housing, enrichment programs, and counseling services to improve quality of life.
Describe the problem you are solving. The goal of Genesis Joy House is to end chronic homelessness among female veterans in our communities. Achieving that goal is complex, requiring more than putting a roof over the veterans’ heads. It requires a holistic approach that addresses the “total veteran” and her needs. Genesis housing will come with a full range of support services including meals, an employment and training program, medical advice, and special services related to PTSD, overcoming military sexual trauma, and other challenges faced by veterans. Intensive case management and counseling are provided to help veterans regain control of their lives
What is your company/product about and how does it solve the problem? We're providing shelter for our homeless female veterans as well as building up our community to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.
Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding? We're seeking funding from foundations, government, and individuals. One hundred percent of funds will go to renovating the property.
Who is on your team? We have a board of directors as well as two project managers, certified plumbers and electricians, and partnerships with Robins Air Force Base, City Hall, Vectr Training Center, churches, fraternites and soriorites and business leaders in our community.
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We give thanks and praise to all of our backers who volunteer and partner with us. We couldn't do it without you. May God continue to bless you and your family.
What does your project consist of? We are currently renovating a property that has been donated to us. The property had been abandoned for 13 years. We're in need of funding to complete the renovations. There are three buildings on the property. Phase I - The Davis House will be completed by December 2018. We will then move to Phase II - Deborah's Fellowship Hall and Training Center, and final Phase III - The Livingston Family Center which consist of five studio units.
Who benefits from your project? We will house homeless female veterans; however, the entire community (male and female) will be able to participate in our community garden, job readiness, computer training, life skills and empowerment programs. Our goal is to assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient, independent and productive members of society.
How are the renovations coming along? We depend 100% on volunteer laborers and have workdays every Saturday. The community and large church groups come out to assist us. We're on schedule to open mid 2019.
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