United Ministries Celebrates Food Pantry Renovation

Representatives from Leadership Greenville Class 41 and the Graham Foundation gathered with staff and volunteers of United Ministries on Thursday morning to mark the renovation of United Ministries’ food pantry and the program’s transition to a client-choice model.   “Our approach to food distribution has been limited by our physical space. We are excited to…
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Middle-aged Employment Readiness Participant Finds a Job

Mrs. C. is a great example of the many middle-aged and senior participants whom we serve in Employment Readiness. Mrs. C. is in her mid-50’s and has worked several jobs that lasted for many years. Unfortunately, she was laid off from her most recent job and was having a difficult time finding work on her…
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Life Lessons

Bob Dillon is a star volunteer at United Ministries, helping out in the Employment Readiness, Learning Center, and GED Programs. Over the last three years, Bob has forged relationships with United Ministries participants, allowing them to become more comfortable in the programs and also improve their life skills. Bob joined the Employment Readiness team in…
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Always Keep Trying

Melissa worked for fourteen years as a teaching aide for special needs children in northern Virginia. After Melissa’s husband was transferred to South Carolina, Melissa learned that she would be required to complete the WorkKeys® test to be eligible for employment with the Greenville County School District. Melissa completed the test on her own, but…
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Using Past Struggles to Help Others

Jennifer Tidwell knows first-hand how difficult it is to recover from addiction, and she’s bound and determined to use her past struggles to help others. Jennifer came to United Ministries’ GED program from Renewal, Miracle Hill’s addiction recovery program for women. She’s worked relentlessly to change her life, working at a fast food restaurant, volunteering,…
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Overcoming and Thriving

For the past year, United Ministries’ Employment Readiness program has partnered with Miracle Hill Ministries’ Overcomers program to provide employment assistance to the men in the program who are working to overcome addictions. Overcomers’ participants often join Employment Readiness and begin looking for work during the fourth and final stage of the recovery program. Some…
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When Motivation Meets Opportunity

Tammy Wilson says that it was a humbling experience coming to United Ministries for help, because she wasn’t sure if she’d receive any. Her husband had lost his job, and his income was primary in the household. She came to United Ministries Emergency Assistance program for help paying their power bill, and as part of…
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Encouragement for Life Change

Holly is a charming, ambitious young woman who came to United Ministries’ Employment Readiness Program after turning her life around from a lifestyle that nearly killed her. Getting involved with the drug culture in college caused her life to spiral out of control. She dropped out of school, got into bad relationships, and became more…
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First Student on the Hall

On Tuesday morning, Brittany was the first student on the hall.  Even so, she muttered to herself about being late.  “I overslept, and I hate it when that happens!”  But oversleeping is only part of the story. Brittany is a manager and a planner. Before coming to class, Brittany gets her five-year-old off to school and…
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