To help support those we serve, Bigger Vision distributes essential supplies to individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening. From 12:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m., we hand out lunch or snacks to those in need.
We distribute hundreds of water bottles, snack bags, wipes, soap, razors, emergency blankets, ponchos, clothing, and other essential items to people in the community. Almost all of these items are donated by our community supporters. We are always in need of more physical items to distribute. To learn more about how to donate physical items to support our guests, please click below.
When we cannot help someone or they need different services, we direct them to other community resources and agencies that can better assist them. If your needs are outside of the services that we provide, please click below to learn more about other agencies in the area.
The Bigger Vision of Athens Emergency Shelter Program provides nightly shelter to 35 individuals every night. To stay at the shelter, you must be at least 18 years old and provide proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination.
Guests must call 706-340-6062 ext.2 at 4:00 p.m. every afternoon to reserve a bed. Guests who reserve a bed begin checking in at 6:00 p.m. that night. Guests will be able to eat dinner, shower, wash their clothes, and sleep in a safe bed. In the morning, guests have the opportunity to eat breakfast before they leave by 7:00 a.m. Guests must abide by our rules and sign a rules agreement. To learn more about the Emergency Shelter Program, click the button below.
The Abundant Life Program offers five accepted applicants continuous shelter at the facility for up to six months as they work towards obtaining safe, stable housing. Applicants must be employed or pursuing job skills training, among other qualifications, to be eligible for acceptance.
Abundant Life Participants must abide by the shelter rules as well as the Abundant Life Agreement. To learn more about the Abundant Life Program, click the button below.