Beyond GUM

Greensboro Urban Ministry seeks to meet our guests where they are to address their immediate and longer term needs. The Beyond GUM staff begins their walk with our guests while they are still in the shelter, offering support and guidance.

The program seeks to rehouse those experiencing homelessness quickly and decrease the time spent in shelters as they work on increasing their financial and employment capabilities.

Working with a case manager, clients identify their strengths and address deficits in education, job readiness and financial management skills that can help them gain a stronger foundation and avoid slipping back into crisis. The program seeks to help people disrupt the cycle of short-term crisis after crisis and instead develop short- and long-term strategies for greater success.

Wendy Scott, LCSW, is director of the Beyond GUM program. Wendy is a graduate of N.C. A&T State University and earned her MSW at Clark Atlanta University. She has extensive experience in individual, family and group therapy, foster care and clinical services.

For more information, please contact Wendy Scott, director of Beyond GUM, at 336.553.2644, or by email.

 

Meet Brian and Sally, former clients in our Beyond GUM program.

 

Meet Chauncy, a former client in our Beyond GUM program.