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. 



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.

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. 


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.



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

About Us

Kathy White


Executive Director

email: vividv@windstream.net

Carol Johnson


Outreach Program Director

Carol is available to provide professional trainings and presentations for businesses and organizations. 

email: carolj@vividvisionsinc.org

Arnold Philmore


Prevention Coordinator 

Arnold teachs the youth at our local Schools about healthy relationships and intimate partner violence. 

email: arnoldp@vividvisionsinc.org

Karen Whatley


Co-located Advocate 

Karen works with the Department of Children and Families as a consultant for Domestic Violence cases. 

email: karenw@vividvisionsinc.org

Board of Directors

 Our Board of Directors are devoted to their role as a member of our Board. 

They are committed to our mission to provide a temporary safe, comfortable home for victims of domestic violence.  They try to find new ways to provide additional support for our organization.  We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at our Administration office located at 100 Court St.  Suite 224 Live Oak, FL 32064



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.