• Capolita and Harold

    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 […]

  • James Massey


    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 […]

  • Howard Coates

    From Injury to Ministry

    The path to one’s calling in the ministry is rarely smooth and is occasionally found in the most unlikely ways. However, God uses our life experiences and situations to accomplish his goals and serve his purpose. Such was the case of Howard Coates, a hardworking Vietnam Veteran, who had always thought to himself “I will […]

  • Clement

    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 supportive housing community 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 and how […]

  • Crystal

    Overcoming Trauma

    Crystal, a bright student who received high marks, was just a semester away from her medical assistant’s degree when she experienced a life-changing trauma that caused a bout of severe depression. As a result, Crystal dropped out of school, lost her job, lost her housing, and found herself at Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House Singles […]

  • Bruce

    Second Chances

    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 after finding little hope or opportunity in Detroit. The streets of Detroit had been harsh for Bruce. He worked hard in […]

  • Claire

    Unexpected Challenges

    Claire 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 laid off during a company merger she wasn’t concerned because she was willing to […]

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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Care Packages

Support the Newly Rehoused

James is getting resettled into his own apartment, after several years of living outside. He has a mental condition that makes it really hard for him to trust that he can be safe around others, but he’s worked hard with his case manager and other supporters to begin to regain his sense of confidence. One […]

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Just Mercy: A Book Study

Join Rev. Frank Dew, chaplaincy program director at Greensboro Urban Ministry, and The Servant Leadership School for a powerful look at our justice system and how we can seek justice for all. Just Mercy: A Book Study begins on Tuesday, January 19, and will run through March 22. The study will meet from 12:30 to […]

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WE site case management

Greensboro Urban Ministry has contracted with local nonprofit agency Turning Point 180 this winter to provide case management services to clients staying in Weaver Extension shelters. Each winter, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House shelter program coordinates Weaver Extension (WE) shelter sites with congregational partners to offer additional beds for men and women from December 1 […]

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White Flag Warming Centers

On dangerously cold nights this winter, the Interactive Resource Center, YWCA and Greensboro Urban Ministry will be working with the city to ensure those who are living outside have a safe place to escape the frigid temperatures. For those experiencing homelessness who are not staying in shelters, living outside in places unfit for human habitation […]

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Weaver House shelter bed ready for guest

Lowering Barriers

We are building our capacity on our front lines of service. In addition, we are identifying and lowering barriers that can prevent our guests from getting the help they need. Our Board has chosen to invest a significant portion of Greensboro Urban Ministry’s endowment resources to serve our guests better. Our work has focused on […]

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Little Books of Hope Links

Greensboro Urban Ministry and other partners will work with community advocate Amy Murphy (who writes the blog “The Miracles I See”)  to publish the Little Green Book of free meals and the Little Blue Book of free food pantries. These guides will be published twice a year. Please link to these guides from here: Little […]

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Northwest Guilford Vikings and The Summit Church Oak Ridge are scoring together in the fight against hunger. On Friday nights this fall, the church has launched a Twitter campaign to #LoadUptheScoreboard — the church is contributing one meal for every point the Vikings score at football games. When one of the church families heard about […]

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Sophie Rocco's note and picture

Birthday Wish for Others

Claxton Elementary third-grader Sophie Rocco stopped by GUM one afternoon in August to bring us something special: 100 cans of non-perishable food, which she got at her birthday party instead of presents! Thanks, Sophie, for sharing with us and helping those who are hungry!

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Clash for a Cause

Six Triad potters took to their wheels Friday night to support the fourth annual Clash of the Potters. The event, co-hosted by Center for Visual Artists and Greensboro Urban Ministry, is a contest with heart: The pottery created goes to Urban Ministry’s annual Feast of Caring fundraiser in November. Clash of the Potters, a wheel-to-wheel […]

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Meet Our Executive Director

The Rev. Myron W. Wilkins, trained social worker and minister, joined Greensboro Urban Ministry on June 1. Wilkins has been a leader in the faith and nonprofit community for 20 years. He has lived and worked in several regions of the United States, opportunities that have built a broad knowledge of the obstacles to prosperity […]

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