Bigger Vision is helping those in homelessness in Athens, GA navigate towards sustainable housing.
Bigger Vision’s Winter Shelter Program helps those in homelessness each night during the cold months by providing dinner, showers, laundry, a comfortable bed, and breakfast in the morning from mid-October to mid-April. Bigger Vision’s Abundant Life Program is open year round and provides those in homelessness who are completing a GED, obtaining Certified Nursing Assistant or Manufacturing job skills training, and those in homelessness who are currently employed and saving to obtain sustainable housing, with not only shelter but also financial literacy, mentoring, and transportation.
With these programs, Bigger Vision is providing temporary shelter from the cold, and a solid path towards long-term sustainable housing for those in homelessness in Athens, GA.
To provide a safe and comfortable environment during the winter for those in homelessness in Athens, GA.
We envision an Athens, GA where every individual has a safe and comfortable place to stay each night.
In 1998, Ann Clark, in partnership with Saint James UMC organized, what was then called, The Community Overflow Shelter. On cold nights, Saint James' fellowship hall would house those who were unable to stay at The Salvation Army. The following year Barbara and Richard Andersen took over the operations, and, in 2007, The Bigger Vision of Athens was incorporated as its own 501(c)3 non-profit. The location changed 6 times over the years, but, in 2013, 95 North Avenue, Athens GA was donated to us as a permanent location to house our work in Athens.