When completed, Genesis will offer the first and only transitional housing facility in Middle GA dedicated to the unique and complicated needs of our homeless female veteran population, who are four times more likely to become homeless than a male veteran.
This three building facility will have studio apartments, a laundry room, group kitchen and an education/fellowship hall. A donation from you would help us finish this facility so that we can continue to help our country's female veterans who are struggling to assimilate back to civilian life.
Genesis Joy House is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources to female veterans that are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless. Right now, we are in the finishing stages of completing construction of a transitional housing facility that will serve homeless female veterans in the state of GA.
Our Most Urgent Need
There are 6,500-7,000 (7%) female homeless war veterans in the U.S., which has doubled over the last 10 years.
In 2015 there were 1.4 million homeless female veterans in the U.S., which has been rising due to returning combat veterans.
HOMELESS VETERANS STATISTICS
PROJECT HOME: THE HIDDEN TRUTH
more likely to commit suicide than non-veteran females
3 months longer than male veterans to find employment after they leave the military and often earn less despite having the same skills enhanced by military service as men.
female veterans seen at the Veteran’s Health Administration suffer from Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
suffer from mental wounds including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
risk of becoming homeless compared to male veterans
homeless veterans under the age of 45 are female
Female veterans are the fastest growing segment of the homeless veteran population.
FEMALE VETERAN FACTS
To improve quality of life for homeless female veterans with proven programs that break the cycle, creating self-sufficiency and accountability.
It all began many years ago when Margaret was a young girl.