"  A vision for a better way of life"


Karen Whatley is our Co-located Advocate that works with the Department of Children and Families as a consultant for Domestic Violence cases. For more information contact us at 386-364-5957


Vivid Visions receives funding from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV),

United Way, Office of The Attorney General Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Department of Children and Families and from our local City and County. We are required to match funds so we also rely on local businesses, organizations and our community to help support our match.  Without the matching dollars, we would not be able to receive our grants.

Vivid Visions Inc. was founded by a group of concerned citizens of Suwannee County after a woman had been found on the side of the road beaten and left.

Our advocates offer assistance for completing injunctions, information and referrals for legal assistance, daycare through Early Learning Coalition, referrals for housing assistance and also Utilities. We also offer counseling one on one or group counseling.  Se Habla Espanol



mission & vision

Our mission is to provide a temporary, safe place for victims of domestic violence.  We envision women and children living in a home free of abuse and a vision for a better way of life.

Community Outreach

Vivid Visions Inc.

Carol Johnson is our Outreach Program Director. She is available to provide professional trainings and presentations for businesses and organizations. For more information contact us at 386-364-5957.

Arnold Philmore is our Prevention Coordinator by teaching the youth at our local Schools about healthy relationships and intimate partner violence. For more information contact us at 386-364-5957.


We appreciate our volunteers that help make our fundraising events successful. Direct service volunteers are welcome after completing 30 hours of CORE Training. Contact us for more information, at 386-364-5957.

Vivid Visions obtained land and a building which was immediately utilized for sheltering victims and their children. We became a Certified domestic violence Shelter in 2003.  We have been able to grow over the last  few years and we now have a 15 bed shelter, with  children's play room and also a playground.

Founded in 1995