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About Vision 21 Concepts, Inc.

Welcome to a great place where you can find hope and peace!  Vision 21 Concepts, Inc. (Vision 21) was founded by Reverend Dr. Edwin E. Ford in 1999.  We provide safe, clean supportive housing for homeless and formerly homeless men, women and women with children to help them learn to live productively and independently, with dignity and hope. We have helped thousands of individuals and families achieve independence, and we are ready to help many more in the future, until the day that homelessness no longer exists, and until the day that our local communities are as socially rich and as economically vital as possible. 

At Vision 21 we help our clients gain the skills they need to reach their full potential. Through increasing access to health and education for those who don’t have it, to guiding and developing those who do, Vision 21 helps inspire the homeless community to the future workforce. At the same time, we are growing the talent pool needed by our
markets, our clients and our community businesses. We believe that through our people giving their time, skills and knowledge, and with your financial resources, we can make the biggest impact.

Since 2007, Vision 21 has provided, shelter, food, clothing and life learning skills to thousands of individuals and families. Helping them on a path to self sufficiency. 

We are a Christ-centered and 501c(3) non profit organization.  We appreciate your assistance in volunteers, finances and resources.  Vision 21 would not be where we are today without our Lord and without your support.

Testimonials

“I’ve been here for 5 months and this place has gone above and beyond whatever I could have expected. I give it all to God. I am finally now moving into my own place. The people here have provided me with so much encouragement and support. There is no better place.”

Justin
I am very grateful to be part of the Vision 21 program. It was very beneficial for me. The staff members were very nice and professional. It was successful for me.

Earl
I am a graduate of Vision 21 program. This program is a fantastic program. I came here as a homeless person and ended up leaving here doing various jobs for Vision 21 which has helped propel me in more levels in my life. Continue to focus on God and volunteering at Vision 21 when you leave the program. This program is for you to make it, not for you to not make it.”

Arthur
I was released from prison and this program was a great place for me to come. The classes helped me and the staff helped me with every necessity. It is a great place for people like myself who do not have any financial help or family members. It is a structure program to help you come back into society.

Nicholas
I came from prison. This is my 5th time in prison. I came to Vision 21 and made a whole new life for myself. You get all the tools you need to get your life back in order. Stay prayed up and focused and you can do it.

Shannon
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Ex-offenders
Persons being evicted
Working poor
Chronically homeless
Persons living in shelters and transitional housing programs
Vision 21 does not accept sex offenders in any of its Programs.

Vision 21 programs provides housing for homeless men. Our Re-Entry Partnership Housing Program (RPH) provides housing for men and women without children.

The following admission criteria are for all programs except for the Re-Entry Partnership Housing Program (RPH).

  • Must be homeless (with or without supporting documentation) and must lack fixed and regular permanent housing.
  • Must be medically and mentally stable to perform daily living activities, live safely in a community setting and have the ability to fulfill all program requirements.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and not enrolled in high school.
  • Abstain from any alcohol or substance abuse – this is a drug free and alcohol free facility.
  • Not under the supervision of intensive mental health case manager
  • Free of pending warrants for arrest, or sentencing for criminal activity
  • No history of violent crime
  • Not sex offender
  • Be employable
  • Agree to criminal background check
  • Cannot be on drug therapy to stabilize moods or behavior.
  • Cannot have on-going medical problems that will detract from their ability to participate fully in the program.
  • Must be willing to enter into an agreement with the program establishing prescribed objectives to be achieved.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to pay program fees, where applicable.

Our programs are first come, first serve except the Re-Entry Partnership Housing Program (RPH) which is based upon eligibility by the Department of Community Supervision (DCS).

Men’s Shelter – State Id or Prison / Jail ID

The Door Housing Program – State Id or Prison / Jail ID, TB test, HIV test, source of income, Birth certificate, Social Security Card

Living for Success – State Id or Prison / Jail ID, TB test, HIV test, source of income, Birth certificate, Social Security Card

Re-Entry Partnership Housing Program – Prison / Jail ID

THOR – State Id or Prison / Jail ID, TB test, HIV test, source of income, Birth certificate, Social Security Card

Men’s Shelter – once a year based upon program compliance

Food Pantry – once monthly

Other Programs – based upon Program Compliance

Vision 21 office hours are from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday, except Federal Holidays,

The Men’s Shelter intake hours are from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Walk-ins are accepted.

All other programs are by appointment only. Please contact the Business Office at 678-324-7950.

The Men’s Shelter intake hours are from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Walk-ins are accepted.

All other programs are by appointment only. Please contact the Business Office at 678-324-7950.

Men’s Shelter – Clients must leave the facility at 6:30 AM Monday thru Friday.

All other programs are dependent upon client work schedule, class schedule or community service.

All programs have a curfew of 10:00 PM Sunday thru Saturday.

Douglas County, Paulding County, Carroll County, Haralson County, Fulton County, Cobb County

Yes. Vision 21 coordinates with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Douglasville Police Department when warming centers are needed.

The Men’s Shelter will provide provisions for male guests who require a shower, food, and a bed for the night (when available).

The food pantry is open every 3rd Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

Contact Us

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12591 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Douglasville, GA 30134

678-324-7950 Office
678-715-1913 Fax
info@v21concepts.org

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