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 staff members in our Striving to Thrive program to create a plan that will lead to financial self-sufficiency.

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 must be involved in our Striving to Thrive program, where they can receive United Ministries’ integrated services, with the goal of finding permanent housing.

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

Last Year:

Interim Houses Made Available To Families
People Provided Emergency Shelter
Families Obtained Permanent Housing