50 Stories for 50 Years: Gary Barnhart

Gary Barnhart, a volunteer at United Ministries of three years, recently tutored a woman working towards getting her GED. This woman was nicer than imaginable and came to the Adult Education program to study “day after day after day.” The woman was also homeless during this time. After seeing how many barriers she had due…
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50 Stories for 50 Years: Linda Satterfield

Linda Satterfield, a volunteer of 20 years at United Ministries’ (UM) Emergency Assistance program, keeps coming back to help year after year because she feels the “commitment to the community and individuals who need to be served.” She also stresses that she thoroughly enjoys the tasks she embraces here, from packing groceries to interviewing participants…
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50 Stories for 50 Years: Dawn Dowden

Many in the Greenville community may know Dawn Dowden as the faithful Chief Operating Officer of Homes of Hope. Fewer know of the moving journey that helped lead her to the successful position that she’s in today. Twelve years ago, Dawn and her family experienced a costly health crisis that led to homelessness for her…
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health, UM Staff
The Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 Written by Susan E. Boykin, ACSW, LISW-CP United Ministries’ Mental Health Counselor “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” famous words written by Charles Dickens in his novel A Tale of Two Cities can easily apply to our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless…
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50 Stories for 50 Years: Susan McLarty

Susan McLarty, the coordinator of the Greenville Homeless Alliance (GHA), found her voice and her role in advocacy through her church community. Susan personally connected with Tony McDade, the retired United Ministries (UM) Executive Director, when he was in charge of GAIHN. Susan helped Tony expand the role of Westminster Presbyterian Church from being a…
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