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Work Keys

The Learning Center has added another component to our programs.  In addition to GED preparation and employment readiness, we are now offering a free WorkKeys program.  We desire to equip students/job-seekers with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a job.  With many employers in the upstate requiring WorkKeys, it helps to connect our clients…
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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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Happy Birthday Ernest!

UM Staff
We wish a very happy birthday to a special member of our staff, Mr. Ernest Thompson!  Ernest handles so many “behind the scenes”  tasks that keeps United Ministries running.  We would not be the same without all of his hard work and positive energy.  Thanks for all that you do, and Happy Birthday!
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Saying Goodbye

Intern Insights
Today marks the last day of our summer interns at United Ministries.  Over the past three months, we have been privileged to know and work with this group of talented and passionate individuals.  Their hard work and committment to our programs made a difference in the lives of our participants, volunteers, and staff. Molly, a recent Furman…
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Tour of the Town

We wish we could be all things to all people, but it’s simply not possible.  Thankfully, Greenville County has many other agencies dedicated to serving the underserved.  Last week, a small group of staff and interns took time to tour the facilities and learn a little more about our partners in poverty prevention. Our first…
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Walk it Out

Transformation Walk
It’s that time.  The time to organize your team, send out your emails and letters, get your spirit “on”, and do something amazing for our community!  Yup, you’ve probably guessed it….we’re kicking off our annual Walk for the Homeless! No idea what I’m talking about?  Here’s the scoop: On a fall Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2011, hundreds…
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Did you Hear That?

  Our Listening Project returns.  Here is what our participants have been saying lately:  God is good. All the time. Was homeless, lost everything. God provided another place to live finding new life.  – Mattie Look forward don’t look backward. World can take everything but joy!!  Backwards does no good.   -Don Have new life because Jesus…
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