• Gate City Chili Cookoff

    Gate City Chili Cook-Off

    October11, 2014 4pm-7pm Newbridge Bank Ballpark, 408 Bellemeade St, Greensboro, NC 27401 Come see the restaurants that make Greensboro cool by warming up with chili! Tickets are just $10, with all proceeds benefiting Greensboro Urban Ministry. Tickets are available for $10 at all participating restaurants and $15 at the Grasshoppers Majestic Yard. For more information, […]

  • Pathways Volunteers

    Serving Others

    Two things these volunteers have in common – a love of singing and a love to serve others. Linda and Spencer Sullivan met Lee Ann Browing while singing in the choir at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church. After Lee Ann was offered a chance opportunity to be a substitute server with the Sullivans at a […]

  • Crystal

    Overcoming Homelessness

    When you meet Crystal, it would never occur to you that her life was anything other than the picture of ideal. Bubbly, outgoing, with a cheerful nature and an obviously strong faith, this young woman has a bright future. Yet, less than a year ago, she found herself homeless, unemployed, and with few prospects. Society […]

  • Emergency Assistance

    Feeding our Community

    Food drives are a popular activity for those in the community looking to do something to help others. But, once the food is collected, where does it go? While Potter’s House Community Kitchen is nearly synonymous with Greensboro Urban Ministry, many erroneously assume the food collected in area food drives is used in the kitchen. […]

  • Bruce

    Changing Lives

    When Bruce Johnson first came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, he was scared. “I had nowhere to go and no one to call,” says Bruce. He had moved to North Carolina just a few months before. He was fleeing Detroit, a city embroiled in social and economic turmoil with little hope or opportunity. The streets of […]

  • Susan and Jim Phillips

    Sustainers Society

    The last five years has been an economic hurricane in Guilford County.  Although many have begun to recover from the Great Recession, thousands of others in our area continue to suffer through very hard times and remain on the brink of extreme poverty.  Guilford County’s unemployment rate still hovers slightly below 10%, several points higher […]

  • Claire

    Asking for Help

    An independent woman who believes in hard work and who is rarely idle, Claire has worked minimum wage jobs most of her life never earning more than $25,000.  However, Claire says that she had a comfortable life and was able to travel a little and do the things she enjoyed.  In 2005 when she was […]

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry

    Greensboro Urban Ministry

    Expressing the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area.

About Us

In response to the growing needs of the poor in the inner city, Greensboro Urban Ministry (then Greensboro Inner City Ministry) was founded in 1967 by representatives of several downtown congregations to provide emergency financial assistance.  By 1981, support for the Ministry had grown to ninety congregations, allowing for the opening of Pathways Center to provide temporary shelter to the homeless families.  The next year both Weaver House Singles Shelter and Potter’s House Community Kitchen opened, followed by Project Independence in 1984.  This would lead to the building of transitional housing complex Partnership Village in 1999.  Recognizing the cost and social benefits of rapid re-housing, the board of Greensboro Urban Ministry approved the implementation of Beyond Pathways, now Beyond GUM, in 2008 for the purposes of diversion and rapid re-housing.

Throughout its forty-five year history, Greensboro Urban Ministry has worked with the community to meet the needs of our most vulnerable and oft-forgotten citizens.  Today, Urban Ministry continues its mission to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area by offering emergency financial assistance, food assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid re-housing.

Greensboro Urban Ministry is a place where ending homelessness begins and is a proud member of Partners Ending Homelessness!

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Learn more about the people leading our efforts to end homelessness – our Board of Directors.

We strive for transparency in all that we do, learn more about our financial status.

Interested in working with others who are passionate about what they do?  View our current job openings.

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Gate City Chili Cookoff

Gate City Chili Cook-Off

October11, 2014 4pm-7pm Newbridge Bank Ballpark, 408 Bellemeade St, Greensboro, NC 27401 Come see the restaurants that make Greensboro cool by warming up with chili! Tickets are just $10, with all proceeds benefiting Greensboro Urban Ministry. Tickets are available for $10 at all participating restaurants and $15 at the Grasshoppers Majestic Yard. For more information, […]

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Groove Jam

Groove Jam

September 13, 2014 1pm-1am Doodad Farms, 4701 Land Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406 In its third year, Groove Jam brings the local community together to celebrate outstanding local artists while raising funds, food, and friends for Greensboro Urban Ministry.  The festival will feature live music from around 1pm until 1am including performances by The Groove, Sinai […]

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Freedom from Hunger

Freedom from Hunger

Hunger is a persistent problem for many in our community, particularly during the summer months when food pantry shelves are often bare. Help Greensboro Urban Ministry ensure that everyone is free from hunger this summer by participating in the Freedom from Hunger Community Food Drive. Sponsored by Greensboro Urban Ministry, the City of Greensboro, Greensboro […]

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Homeless child

Serving the Homeless, Hungry, and Poor

At Greensboro Urban Ministry, we are committed to serving the homeless, hungry, and poor of our local community. Working in partnership with many other agencies and groups, our goal is to end homelessness and hunger. The obstacles are many, but with your help, we can make that goal a reality! Food insecurity is a plague […]

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Pathways Volunteers

Serving Others

Two things these volunteers have in common – a love of singing and a love to serve others. Linda and Spencer Sullivan met Lee Ann Browing while singing in the choir at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church. After Lee Ann was offered a chance opportunity to be a substitute server with the Sullivans at a […]

Learn More
Crystal

Overcoming Homelessness

When you meet Crystal, it would never occur to you that her life was anything other than the picture of ideal. Bubbly, outgoing, with a cheerful nature and an obviously strong faith, this young woman has a bright future. Yet, less than a year ago, she found herself homeless, unemployed, and with few prospects. Society […]

Learn More