Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is making history by being the first transitional housing facility in the Southeastern region dedicated to the unique, and often complicated needs of our homeless female veterans. These women are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States and we believe it’s time we address this mounting crisis.
For some female veterans the return to civilian life can be very hard. They often face issues such as PTSD, the challenges of raising children on their own, and even the after-effects of military sexual trauma. Without intervention, these and other issues can put female veterans at greater risk of homelessness.
In fact, the statistics are daunting. The risk of female veterans becoming homeless is 4X greater than that of a male veteran. Seventy percent of homeless female veterans suffer from alcohol/substance abuse. Genesis Joy House plans to change these statistics one female veteran at a time.
We offer a holistic life approach that addresses the whole veteran. In addition to transitional housing, we also offer physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health support and education with the goal of moving each female veteran towards self-sustainability and a productive life once again
Our supportive transitional housing programs offer our country’s homeless female veterans a chance to realize their potential and achieve their dreams.
Our mission is to facilitate social change and empower our veterans and community by providing transitional housing, enrichment programs, and counseling services to improve quality of life.