Place... an opportunity waiting to happen!
The Genieve Shelter completed construction of a 4 unit
apartment complex (CJ's Place) In December 2009. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, a large family room, an eat-in
kitchen, and a handicapp accessible bathroom. CJ's Place also features a large community center (known as the Birdsong Center)
that offers recreational and fitness opportunities as well as educational and Internet services. The complex is monitored
by a 24 hour video surveilance and security system for the safety of the residents.
Battered women and their children will reside in the transitional housing
for up to two years while the mothers enhance their human capital. A variety of support services are available to
assist the women and children in becoming self-sufficient.
Several capital campaign opportunities resulted in more than
$200,000 in support from civic groups, churches, individuals, the cities of Suffolk & Franklin, the counties of Isle of
Wight & Southampton and several businesses. Thirteen private foundations provided more than $400,000
in support for CJ's Place. Two of the four apartments at CJ's Place were endowed by Birdsong Peanuts and the Pruden
Foundation. The community center was endowed by the Birdsong Trust. We are grateful for all of the community support
that resulted in a new opprotunity for battered women and their children.
Birdsong Trust Fund
Obici Healthcare Foundation
Rotary Club of Suffolk
Sunshine Lady Foundation
Va. Beach Foundation
Other Community Support
We would like to thank
all the individuals and community groups that donated either money or furnishings for CJ's Place. We extend special
thanks to the Beazley Foundation for providing $20,000 to purchase furnishings for CJ's, and Suffolk 60 Care, &
the Franklin Junior Womans Club for their financial support.
"An Endowed Refuge"
CJ's Place still has two apartment units available for sponsorship
at $25,000. With your generous donation you will receive:
The opportunity to name the apartment in honor of or in memory of a loved one or
An engraved wall plaque.
A narrated video tour of the sponsored unit.
Twenty personalized candy bars announcing your sponsorship.
The Genieve Quarterly newsletter.
Free tickets to all fundraising events for the next five years.