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Building a Future – Devlin’s Story

Devlin joined Employment Readiness in June 2017 after serving 14 years in prison for a drug charge. He was already working full-time when he first came to United Ministries, but Devlin had goals beyond simple employment, and he liked the holistic approach of Employment Readiness. He wanted to start his post-incarceration journey by improving his…
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A Q&A with Amanda Warren

Amanda Warren Employment Readiness Program Manager 1) How long have you been with United Ministries? A little over 11 years. 1 of those as an employment counselor, and 10 as the Employment Readiness Program Manager 2) What’s been the biggest reward for you in working with United Ministries? Knowing that our agency is making a…
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Bon Secours Celebrates 3 Years as Presenting Sponsor

By Deb Long, M.S., Director Healthy Community Initiatives, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System The mission of Bon Secours extends the compassionate ministry of Jesus Christ beyond hospital walls. We are called to carry forth the legacy of the Sisters of Bon Secours, to be Good Help to Those in Need®, especially the poor, the dying…
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A Servant Heart and Golden Rule Thinking – CarolinaPower Supports United Ministries

CarolinaPower’s company culture is centered on having a servant’s heart, golden rule thinking, and focusing on the needs of others. The company’s long-time support of United Ministries – and the annual Transformation Walk in particular – reflects the company’s deep commitment to the communities in which its employees live and work. Celebrating 29 years in…
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The Intern Experience

Katherine Armstrong (left) and Rachel Lawrence interned with UM this summer. As interns at United Ministries, we have spent our summer making our way through the different programs offered at UM, and while we came into this summer with expectations of what we might learn, we have also been taken by surprise. We have always…
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Transformation Walk Adds 5K Run

**This post has been updated as of June 20th at 2:42pm to reflect a new walk date. United Ministries’ Transformation Walk is expanding this year to include a timed race on a certified course. The walk and run will begin at First Baptist Church, Greenville on Saturday, September 22nd. The course will include a portion…
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Identification

Nick Bush, Program Manager, Place of Hope Most of us take a lot for granted. We have homes to go to, food in our fridges, and central air and heating. Technology makes our lives simpler from online banking to getting our groceries delivered to our homes. One major factor in our lives that we take…
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Greenville Homeless Alliance Mobilizing Efforts to Address Economy Inn Housing Crisis

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 1, 2018) – Fifty community leaders gathered at United Ministries today to discuss the immediate housing crisis caused by the condemnation of Economy Inn.   An Emergency Response Team is now coordinating ongoing support for Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church, Urban League of the Upstate, and other community agencies who are lending vital…
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A Home in Time for Christmas

To United Ministries:  “I would like to thank you all for the support given to myself and my girls during a difficult period. Life has its ups and downs, and there will always be trials, but some things can upset your entire world, especially when you haven’t prepared for such upsets. June 2017 I lost my job.…
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Strength and Determination

Janey House, Academic Counselor, Adult Education Our students come to us with their own individual stories.  They have their own struggles, fears of failure, challenges, goals, and personalities.  They bring themselves to our GED program here at United Ministries, and they enrich our program with their enthusiasm, work ethic, and determination.  Kaylee, who just completed…
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