Transformative Journey

Sonja’s story is one of hope and a transformative journey. It is a story of a mom and her three children who found themselves literally living in a car … right here in Greenville. Uncertain where to turn for help, providence brought her to the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN). The volunteers and staff…
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A Family in Need of Shelter

When Mr. Smith became ill and was no longer able to work in construction after 13 years in the field, the Smith Family moved to Greenville to live with family. They soon realized that there were too many people in the house, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their 16 year old son moved into…
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Whose Greenville is This Anyway?

How would you answer “Whose Greenville is this anyway?” What role do we have in responding to the challenges persons face in acquiring consistently secure, affordable, sufficient housing? The vision of a community working together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive points to an answer of “Who counts?” One meaningful answer is…
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United Ministries Announces New Identity

United Ministries Announces New Identity for 46 year old Nonprofit Focused on Ending Homelessness and Reducing Poverty in Greenville Organization Enters New Phase of Growth with New Brand Identity Download Full Press Release United Ministries, which recently joined forces with the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN), has announced the new identity for the merged…
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Recent GED Graduate Motivated by New Program that Provides Jobs

Amber Carver says that during her recent journey, she has gone from having nothing to having something. When Amber was in 11th grade, she was making good grades and on track for graduation. When her mom unexpectedly became ill, Amber stayed home to care for her. She missed too many days of school and didn’t…
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Bon Secours Partners with United Ministries to Transform Lives

Download Full Press Release Dr. Alex Garvey According to Dr. Alex Garvey, the Senior VP of Mission for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Catholic health care has always viewed hospitals as a reflection of the communities they serve. “We believe that the all-encompassing ministry of healing doesn’t stop at the hospital walls,” he says.…
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Income Generation Provides Pathway to Stability

“Sometimes there is no support system; it’s just you and your grind,” Karen Tisdale says this is one of her favorite quotes. A lot of people she knows are struggling financially, so she says it’s up to you to change your situation and to make it what you want it to be. And that is…
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Bon Secours to be Title Sponsor of United Ministries’ Transformation Walk

According to Alex Garvey, the Senior VP of Mission for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Catholic health care has always viewed hospitals as a reflection of the communities they serve. “We believe that the all-encompassing ministry of healing doesn’t stop at the hospital walls,” he says. The call to serve God’s people in the…
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United Ministries Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Download Full Press Release United Ministries has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. United Ministries will use the funds to provide hunger alleviation through its client-choice food pantry. “It takes a community coming together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. This…
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United Ministries Receives $25,000 Grant from Walmart State Giving

Download Full Press Release The Walmart Foundation and the South Carolina State Giving Advisory Council awarded United Ministries a $25,000 grant to support food assistance. This local grant award is part of the Walmart Foundation’s mission to fight hunger and improve nutrition, create economic opportunities, and strengthen communities. In Greenville County, 15% of the population…
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