Place of Hope

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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Formerly Homeless Man Finds a Home

John was a man of about 5’1 in his early 50’s. When I first saw him he looked ready for the elements. He was decked out in layers, a trench coat, and an Indiana Jones hat with a head lamp on it. But as I started to talk with him, I could tell he had…
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Ministry Basics from Andrew

 “And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good”  – 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NIV) I decided to go to seminary because I felt the “calling” of God in my life. I felt deeply within me that God wanted me to participate in His ministry while I was here on earth. I…
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Small Helpers Make a Big Impact

Topics like homelessness, unemployment, and hunger are tough; It’s easy to be overwhelmed with despair, and we often trick ourselves into believing “I can’t make a difference….the problem is just too big”. Thankfully, children view life in a more simple manner, and they don’t hesitate to tackle the seemingly insurmountable; At United Ministries, we’ve witnessed that a lot…
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Under the Bridge

I was recently invited to join several staff members from Place of Hope and Greenville Mental Health to “go under the bridge”.  As weird as that may sound to some, to those who work with the homeless of Greenville County, this invitation is understood.  To “go under the bridge” means visiting the steady stream of…
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Lowe’s Heroes

When Place of Hope opened it’s doors yesterday morning, participants were greeted with a fresh look.  Thanks to Lowe’s Heroes, Place of Hope and our Emergency Assistance Program received some important facility updates which will hopefully help with efficiency of the programs.  Let’s hear it straight from the source. What is Lowe’s Heroes?  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYm5OovraM8&NR=1] How does one become a Lowe’s…
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Do you Remember?

46 days from now we’ll be gathering at Fluor Field, putting on our walking shoes, and hitting the streets for the homeless.  Do you remember how much fun we’ve had in past years?  Here’s a little video from last year’s WALK to remind you… (make sure your volume is turned up!) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qqMXA_1sKI]   For more information or…
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Intern Insights: Learning To Hope

Being in the Place of Hope produces a rare leveling effect among volunteers and participants. Here lies a unique space for conversation in which both sides benefit from a fuller understanding of the other. It is here that I can see clearly the dignity and love each human soul deserves from me. One of the…
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