Housing Families in Need

Our Interfaith Hospitality Network allows families with children to stay together as they confront the daunting challenges of tackling homelessness.

The network consists of local congregations who share hospitality (in the form of emergency shelter, meals, and short-term housing) with homeless families that include children, and to help those families achieve self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.

Our program is unique, because it comprises the only collection of emergency shelters in Greenville for single mothers with sons who are age 11 or older. The IHN is also the only emergency shelter in Greenville for single fathers with children. Most other local emergency shelters separate family members by gender, and only IHN will allow homeless fathers and mothers to remain with their children. IHN also is the only place that can accommodate families with many children.

How It Works

Local congregations volunteer their facilities to host the guest families for a week at a time, provide longer term interim housing for families, or provide volunteer and support resources. Our strategy is to provide homeless families with children with emergency shelter and meals for up to 12 weeks, while case managers assist families by creating a case management plan to address barriers so families can become self sufficient.  Motivated and involved families may be able to enter interim housing while receiving United Ministries’ integrated services in order to achieve stability and find more permanent housing.

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Congregations Offered Hospitality to Families in Need
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Children Stayed in IHN Shelter
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Families Obtained Permanent Housing

Hosting Congregations for the Interfaith Hospitality Network

Advent United Methodist Church

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church

Christ Church Episcopal

Covenant United Methodist Church

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Edwards Road Baptist Church

First Baptist Church – Greenville

First Christian Church

First Presbyterian Church – Greer

Fourth Presbyterian Church

Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Holland Park Church of Christ

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Lee Road United Methodist Church

Mauldin United Methodist Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

Northside United Methodist Church

St. Giles Presbyterian Church

St. James Episcopal Church

St. Matthew United Methodist Church

St. Mark United Methodist Church, Taylors

Simpsonville United Methodist Church

Springwell Church

Temple of Israel

Trinity Lutheran Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Congregation-based Interim Housing

Advent United Methodist Church

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church

Edwards Road Baptist Church

First Baptist Church-Greenville

Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Mauldin United Methodist Church

Overbrook Baptist Church

St. Matthew United Methodist Church

St. Michael Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

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