• A Community Jam to Fight Poverty

    They say one act of giving gives way to subsequent acts of kindness. In Rich Lerner’s case, that age-old saying held true. The local musician decided to start Groove Jam — an annual music festival showcasing local bands and benefitting Greensboro Urban Ministry – after attending fellow musician Warren Haynes’ own music festival in Asheville […]

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    BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

    BB&T Lighthouse Project shines at GUM each year, as corporate volunteers turn out to make a difference across our community. The Dealer Commercial Services Team at BB&T chose Pathways Center for its Lighthouse Project recently and created a beautiful outdoor space for the 16 families staying in our shelter on North Church Street. Missy Stewart, […]

  • Angel’s Revival

    Angel Baptist came to Greensboro Urban Ministry after facing the challenges of substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. She is a resident at Partnership Village, a community where women, men and families with children who have experienced homelessness can find support, structure and community as they get back on their feet. “At Partnership Village, I’m learning to […]

  • 2016 Ministry Report

    Please take a moment to read our 2016 Ministry Report and learn more about our work in the greater Greensboro area.

  • ‘Everybody Rejoiced With Me’

    Everardo Jaimez came to Greensboro Urban Ministry in November 2015 after a serious workplace injury prevented him from continuing to work in construction. Everardo, who has extensive customer service work experience, got into road construction after he was laid off from his position with an insurance company. While working on the road site, Everardo fell […]

  • Taking My Life Back

    When I came to Greensboro Urban Ministry, I was a pastor and a military veteran, yet I had no home. I felt like nobody cared, and my heart was so broken. I looked at the resources available to me, and I said, ‘I’m going to embrace what they have here for me.’ I began working […]

  • A Life Elevated

    This time of year takes me back to a New Year’s not so long ago. I moved one cold day — to the backseat of my ’98 Buick. I huddled inside a quilt my godmother made for me and started the car engine as often as I dared to try to stay warm. I landed […]

  • Beating Crisis Together

    Like many young men from his generation, Harold dropped out of high school to help support his family, taking a job as a custodian and grounds maintenance employee with Guilford County Schools where he worked for twenty-nine years. Harold married, had a family, and purchased his family home. It was a happy life, with Harold […]

  • Perseverance

    The common cold – annoying, exhausting, but rarely life changing. Not so for James Massey. James Massey spent years working in the restaurant industry, working his way into management. A dedicated employee, he frequently worked 60-80 hour weeks. As he puts it, he “couldn’t ask [his] employees to do something he wasn’t willing to do […]

  • Poetry in Motion

    Clement Mallory’s love of language led him to a new beginning of hope and service with kids at Partnership Village, a housing community with supportive services for men, women and families getting back on their feet after experiencing homelessness. A poet by trade, Mallory learned at a young age the importance of reading and literacy […]

About Us

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area. We have served the Greensboro community since 1967.

Poverty is an equal-opportunity destroyer. Lack of food, funds and affordable housing create true disasters in the lives of our guests. Our goal is to be there first with them to help them dig out of the rubble and return to stability as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us by reading our website, the latest news in our homepage News Tab section, our Recent Posts at the bottom of each page, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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At Pathways, A Family’s First Portrait

Photo of Dave Dulaney (above) taken by Will Hayes.  “Ok, y’all ready?” Dave Dulaney tells the Pathways Center residents – a family of three — posing in front of a white canvas not to be startled by the camera’s flash. The boy’s young friend, sitting at a nearby table, smiles mischievously. “Alright, one, two, three.” The camera […]

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Sponsorship Spotlights Client Successes

Rhett Blanchard knows a good deal when he sees one – and the Flow Buick-GMC of Greensboro general manager says his decision to donate funds to Greensboro Urban Ministry was one of those. “We have donated money in the past to nonprofits where I feel like the money didn’t stay local or help people directly,” […]

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A Community Jam to Fight Poverty

They say one act of giving gives way to subsequent acts of kindness. In Rich Lerner’s case, that age-old saying held true. The local musician decided to start Groove Jam — an annual music festival showcasing local bands and benefitting Greensboro Urban Ministry – after attending fellow musician Warren Haynes’ own music festival in Asheville […]

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Frazier Elementary’s Penny Drive against Poverty

Frazier Elementary School showed that a penny may be small, but pennies – plural – can be powerful … and heavy. From March to May of this year, students in Frazier’s ACES (Afterschool Care Enrichment Services) program enthusiastically collected coins as part of a penny drive for the homeless. Each student made a personal bank […]

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Swarming Together to Serve Greensboro

The Greensboro Swarm recently kicked off its Swarm Summer of Service at Greensboro Urban Ministry. Swarm staff members served lunch, helped stock the pantry and brought items out to food pantry customers. “People are supporting us on the court. We want to support them off the court,” said Kat Kienle, the Greensboro Swarm’s manager of […]

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BB&T work at GUM's Pathways Center

BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

BB&T Lighthouse Project shines at GUM each year, as corporate volunteers turn out to make a difference across our community. The Dealer Commercial Services Team at BB&T chose Pathways Center for its Lighthouse Project recently and created a beautiful outdoor space for the 16 families staying in our shelter on North Church Street. Missy Stewart, […]

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Angel’s Revival

Angel Baptist came to Greensboro Urban Ministry after facing the challenges of substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. She is a resident at Partnership Village, a community where women, men and families with children who have experienced homelessness can find support, structure and community as they get back on their feet. “At Partnership Village, I’m learning to […]

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Mother's Day Art

Mother’s Day Challenge — You Did It!

Thank you for helping us meet the Mother’s Day Challenge! This special online challenge event raised $11,601, more than doubling our anonymous donor’s original gift. You remember the story: A donor approached us earlier this year with a generous donation and a challenge: Can you make this gift go twice as far? We said: We’d […]

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#FeedGSO

#FeedGSO Drive: 71,950 pounds!

Food and cash donations are coming in from last weekend’s #FeedGSO Spring Community Food Drive, and we’re excited to share that your support is pushing our totals well ahead of Spring 2016! As of April 25, our food and cash donations total and equivalent of 71,950 pounds of food that will go to feed hungry […]

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Longtime volunteer Thelma Stevenson

Miss Thelma’s Last Thursday

Thelma J. Stevenson, known around GUM affectionately as Miss Thelma, cooked her last lunch today in Potter’s House Community Kitchen. After 30 years, she’s hanging up her apron and retiring. Miss Thelma started cooking in her home and delivering food for our guests in the 1980s. When GUM’s building at 305 W. Gate City Blvd. […]

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2016 Ministry Report

Please take a moment to read our 2016 Ministry Report and learn more about our work in the greater Greensboro area.

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BB&T Lighthouse Project

Volunteer Group Honor Roll

Each day, more than 100 volunteers donate time and energy to benefit the work and guests at Greensboro Urban Ministry. Many of these volunteers come as part of volunteer groups. Our volunteers make so many things possible by serving meals in Potter’s House, packing emergency grocery bags, reviewing emergency assistance cases, tutoring, listening, and leading […]

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Teaming Up for impact

GREENSBORO, N.C. — GUM and Out of the Garden Project are excited to partner this week on a food distribution for families. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. on March 29 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St. The agencies have food for 200 households and are focusing for this drive on […]

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Program director chosen for international exchange

Wendy Scott, LCSW and Beyond GUM program director, is one of 5 candidates from the United States chosen for a prestigious international work exchange program. Wendy will be working in southern England for two weeks with a homeless services agency, learning firsthand about strategies used in the UK to address homelessness. Five candidates from the […]

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