Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter Inc

Where Hope and Home Begin Again

Warner Robins, GA   |  www.genesisjoyhouse.com

Mission

To improve quality of life for homeless female veterans with proven programs that break the cycle, creating self-sufficiency and accountability.

Notes from the nonprofit

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis) is a nonprofit organization and the first and only transitional housing facility in Middle Georgia (Houston County) dedicated to the unique, and often complicated, needs of the homeless female veteran. 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 plans to change these statistics one female veteran at a time.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director/Founder

Mrs. Margaret Queen-Flowers

Main address

PO Box 6425

Warner Robins, GA 31095 USA

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EIN

27-4421437

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (J12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The risk of female veterans becoming homeless is 4X greater than a male veteran. In one year alone, the number of homeless female veterans increased by 7% compared to 1% for their male counterparts 2016 to 2017. Seventy percent of homeless female veterans suffer from alcohol/substance abuse. Homeless female veterans with little or no financial security for childcare can end up losing their children to protective services. The profile of a homeless man and a homeless woman is different. Male veterans are more likely to be living on the streets or in emergency shelters. Female veterans are more often homeless with children and tend to double up with family or friends. We are addressing the need to secure permanent housing for our homeless female veterans. We have literally removed 25 homeless female veterans out of the woods, who wanted an upper hand, and all now have a career and permanent residency. The word homeless and veterans don't belong in the same sentence.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Genesis Joy House Academics

We believe that higher learning academics are an essential part to any rehabilitation model. Our desire has always been to develop mentoring and training programs that foster the most growth. We strongly believe that through incorporating God's Word in our system of learning, participants may become mature believers.

The information taught and communicated through the Genesis Joy House Model will encourage individuals to be a part of a unique and life-changing program. We are excited to announce our future partnerships with universities and other educational institutions that will contribute to a high impact season of learning and development for our participants.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Genesis Joy House is now offering individual, corporate and community sponsorships within our new design. This adopt-a-room format will allow our partners a clear statement to their community regarding their interest to help women with challenging backgrounds.

The adopt-a-room sponsorships go directly toward the completion of our model. Partners will also be able to connect through our online registry to purchase furnishing, supplies (office equipment, home decor, etc.) for our residential suites.

​Partners who adopt a complete room will receive a sponsorship plaque which will state their company's name, or donor's name, which will hang in unison in each room. Room sponsorships are for one year terms.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Assists homeless families transition to permanent housing and financial stability by providing an apartment, personalized case management, money management education, and support services.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Provide professional licensed counseling for PTSD and Overcoming Military Sexual Trauma

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Provide resume writing service, mock interviewing and job search.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

OPM Combined Federal Campaign 2017

OPM Combined Federal Campaign 2019

OPM Combined Federal Campaign 2020

City of Waner Robins 2017

Lowe's Foundation 2018

OPM Combined Federal Campaign 2021

Lowe's 100 Year Hometowns Project 2021

Home Depot Foundation 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Veterans, Family relationships, Military personnel

Related Program

Genesis Joy House Academics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Veterans, Military personnel, Family relationships

Related Program

Transitional Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is making history by being the first transitional housing facility in Middle Georgia (Houston County) to house our homeless female veterans.

The Genesis Joy House Transitional Complex model will service homeless and formerly incarcerated female veterans transition back into their communities by acquiring employment and transitioning them into permanent residency. This model will also serve organizations that have experience with providing various services to the re-entry population, as well as those seeking to implement a similar model within their organizational structure.

Increase the number of people served through our transitional program.

Reduce homelessness and recidivism in women.

Increase the number of volunteers annually.

Assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient productive members of society.

Advocacy
The goal of the Genesis Joy House Complex is to provide effective leadership advocacy activities on behalf of women with challenging backgrounds. Strategic programming within our organization include leveraging existing resources, along with leveraging existing resources along with like-minded businesses and organizations throughout the Georgia sector.

The state of Georgia and our efforts to assist in the coordination of services in our facilities will include the following;

Adult Education & Adult Competency
Executive Level Training and Placement Services
Residential Housing
Life Skills
Stem Program
Empowerment Programs
Faith Based Training & Ministry
Mentorship

Coordinated System of Care
The Genesis Joy House Model requires participation from community and families in order to benefit our women holistically. Agencies and faith-based programs linked with the Genesis Joy House Complex will be able to provide special needs and supportive services to assist women more effectively while moving toward long term sufficiency.

When these programs work together in a coordinated manner, the needs of women, their outcomes and the opportunities for success are highly improved.

Business Strategy
​The goal of the Genesis Joy House Complex is to provide homeless female veterans and formerly incarcerated women with the resources and support needed to gain sufficient living in an atmosphere of dignity, integrity and respect.

​Believing our transits have the necessary resources to achieve independent living, we call our guests into a higher accountability for their actions or in-actions. Adults benefit from this philosophy as well as the entire community.

With the increased awareness of the value the community plays in helping reshape the lives of those in need, we are working to form partnerships and strong relational ties with individuals and organizations throughout the state of Georgia and beyond.

We are hopeful that through the ongoing support of others, our guests will continue to receive the care and services they need to help enable them to fully participate in the community they are a part of.

We believe that the community will find great interest in our model along with the services we provide. We also understand that it will take a joint effort to serve the needs of the members of our community and ultimately humanity.

The end outcome for the Genesis Joy House Model is the reduction of homelessness and recidivism, and an increase of family values and stability while improving the socioeconomic infrastructure throughout the state of Georgia. This goal is measured through statistical analysis and is bench marked by national trends.

Our plans to develop a model for residential and rehabilitation purposes doesn't just stop there. While we understand the importance of building up our participants, we also believe in building up our community and the organizations around us. That is why our future plans for the Genesis Transitional Complex will include a state of the art conference wing capable of hosting exhibits, receptions, banquets, meetings, events and conventions.

Genesis have placed over 25 homeless females in permanent housing, and have been an advocate in assisting them in finding services that have helped them to become self-sufficient.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    More outreach traveling through communities.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julie Swartzlander

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Margaret Queen-Flowers

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Julie Swartzlander

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Sara Davis

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Sherry Holland

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Dorothy Britton

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

David Collignon

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

LuAna Boykins

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Jacqueline Isabell

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Mandy Hazelton

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/03/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.