• Ms Thelma

    Serving Others

    In certain circles in the Greensboro community the name Ms. Thelma can mean only one person – Thelma Stevenson. A volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry for more than twenty years, Ms. Thelma offers love to the hungry in our community through her amazing cooking every Thursday. Says Thelma, “I just put love in it and […]

  • Mark Lewis

    Reducing Homelessness

    If it takes a village to raise a child, why should we expect less than a community effort to restore someone struggling with homelessness to self-sufficiency? For many clients at Greensboro Urban Ministry, such as Mark Lewis, the journey to self-sufficiency is supported by multiple programs, agencies, and community volunteers. A successful food and beverage […]

  • 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. […]

  • 2014 Serving Greensboro Together

    Make Hunger History in 2014

    Dine at one of these area restaurants on May 6th and help end hunger in our community. Arigato Japanese Steakhouse Bill’s Pizza Pub (Oak Ridge) Bill’s Pizza Pub (Randleman Rd) 1618 Wine Lounge Binh Minh Burger King (All Greensboro locations) Captain Bill’s Seafood Restaurant Cedar’s Restaurant & Pizzeria Center Grove Grill & Soda Shop Cherry […]

  • 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 […]

  • Potter's House

    Reviving Compassion

    This summer, North Carolina’s legislature elected to make dramatic changes to the state’s unemployment benefits.  Effective July 1, maximum weekly payments dropped from $535 to $350 and the maximum number of weeks that state benefits will be paid dropped from 26 to 20.  These changes come at a time when North Carolina’s unemployment rates remains […]

  • 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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In no uncertain terms will we sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. Greensboro Urban Ministry is committed to your privacy and will never share or sell your information to a third party.

Ms Thelma

Serving Others

In certain circles in the Greensboro community the name Ms. Thelma can mean only one person – Thelma Stevenson. A volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry for more than twenty years, Ms. Thelma offers love to the hungry in our community through her amazing cooking every Thursday. Says Thelma, “I just put love in it and […]

Learn More
Mark Lewis

Reducing Homelessness

If it takes a village to raise a child, why should we expect less than a community effort to restore someone struggling with homelessness to self-sufficiency? For many clients at Greensboro Urban Ministry, such as Mark Lewis, the journey to self-sufficiency is supported by multiple programs, agencies, and community volunteers. A successful food and beverage […]

Learn More
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. […]

Learn More
2014 Serving Greensboro Together

Make Hunger History in 2014

Dine at one of these area restaurants on May 6th and help end hunger in our community. Arigato Japanese Steakhouse Bill’s Pizza Pub (Oak Ridge) Bill’s Pizza Pub (Randleman Rd) 1618 Wine Lounge Binh Minh Burger King (All Greensboro locations) Captain Bill’s Seafood Restaurant Cedar’s Restaurant & Pizzeria Center Grove Grill & Soda Shop Cherry […]

Learn More

Happy New Year from Greensboro Urban Ministry

We hope that you enjoyed a happy holiday season and are now making plans to kick off the new year with a bang! But before you begin the festivities, we hope you will join us in our New Year’s resolution to end homelessness in our community. Your year end tax deductible gift to Greensboro Urban […]

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2013 Honor Card

Celebrating 25 Years of the Honor Card

For 25 years the William Mangum Holiday Honor Card has provided a meaningful way to recognize a friend, family member, client, or employee, while at the same time providing critical funding to support those in need. With a minimum donation of $5 per card, you receive an Honor Card which allows you to show your […]

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