A Transitional Facility for Homeless Female Veterans
Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis) is making history by being the first transitional housing facility in Houston County, Georgia to house our homeless female veterans.
The number of homeless female veterans more than doubled from 2006 to 2010, and they will remain at risk of abuse and lack of shelter without better services. It's estimated that the ranks of homeless female veterans had risen more than 140 percent since 2006. For the sacrifices they and their families have made, this is an unacceptable state for any of them to be in. The challenges facing our veterans are mounting. However, many more community-based service providers and workers remain overwhelmed due to a severe
lack of tangible resources.
Genesis is creating a pioneering solution to help our female veterans overcome two of the greatest challenges associated with homelessness and incarceration. Through providing residential housing and uplifting programs, Genesis will be poised to noticeably impact homelessness among our female veterans in America.