Housing Families in Need

Emergency Shelter

United Ministries’ Emergency Shelter program allows families with children aged 18 and younger to stay together as they confront the challenges of tackling homelessness. This program provides our participants with up to 12 weeks of shelter in a fully furnished apartment. Participants in the Emergency Shelter program work with an Emergency Shelter Partner to create and implement goals toward greater levels of self-sufficiency with the goal of obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.

Our program is unique, in that we offer one of the few emergency shelters in Greenville County where families can stay together, including single mothers with sons aged 11 or older and single fathers with children. Our program is also unique in that it can accommodate large families with multiple children and multi-generational families. There are currently 6 housing units dedicated to Emergency Shelter.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with Emergency Shelter, please call 864-271-3424. If it’s after office hours, please leave a message which will be answered within 24 hours (or 48 hours if on a weekend).

Interim Housing

Motivated and involved families who are exiting Emergency Shelter may be eligible to enter into our longer-term Interim Housing program.

Participants in this program work with a Housing Economic Mobility Partner and utilize components of our Striving to Thrive program where they can receive United Ministries’ integrated services, with the goal of finding and maintaining permanent housing.

United Ministries currently has 19 housing units available for Interim Housing.

Fiscal Year 2022:

People Provided Emergency Shelter
Interim Houses Made Available To Families