• 2018 IMPACT REPORT

    Greensboro Urban Ministry began as a grassroots effort when leaders from a handful of downtown congregations noticed the great disparity and need in our community.  Their goal was simple – to provide the most basic needs of a human being; food and shelter. Now, more than 50 years later, GUM relies on the kindness and […]

  • On the Front Lines of Help and Hope

    Many people come to Greensboro Urban Ministry through a program — as a client, volunteer or donor. Often, the full range of programs provided at our agency are not as well known. In our newest video, learn about the many ways Greensboro Urban Ministry seeks to provide crisis assistance and hope to those in need […]

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry

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

About Us

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s mission is to express the love of God to our neighbors in need by offering food, shelter and solutions. Our vision is stable lives for our neighbors. 

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, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Join our community of supporters!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors:

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Corporate Sponsors provide important support  and awareness-raising for our events and special campaigns. Hover your mouse over the corporate logo to see which events each sponsor is participating in to support the work of Greensboro Urban Ministry in our community!

2018 IMPACT REPORT

Greensboro Urban Ministry began as a grassroots effort when leaders from a handful of downtown congregations noticed the great disparity and need in our community.  Their goal was simple – to provide the most basic needs of a human being; food and shelter. Now, more than 50 years later, GUM relies on the kindness and […]

Learn More

Make Hunger History in 2019

Dine in or carry out on Tuesday, May 7th and support Greensboro Urban Ministry! Serving Greensboro Together is a highly successful, all day community event that supports our ministry. Participating restaurants throughout Greensboro agree to donate 10% of their total sales on a given day to help Greensboro Urban Ministry fight hunger. Dine at one […]

Learn More

Giving Of Oneself to the End

January 24, 2019 is a day that will forever be etched in the memory of the chaplaincy department and the Stephen Ministry team at Greensboro Urban Ministry. It was the date that our beloved Fred Werstlelin transitioned from this life to his eternal reward in heaven. For the last 20 years, Fred has been a […]

Learn More

2019 Winter Newsletter

In from the Cold So far this winter season, we have had 27 white flag nights. During this time Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Weaver House lobby is opened to host an additional 25 men and women in addition to the 100 guests already sheltered on site. Using the City of Greensboro Winter Emergency Response Plan as a […]

Learn More
WE site shelters keep more men and women safe on the coldest nights of the year.

Winter Fund 2019

The Winter Emergency (WE) shelter program provides shelter for men and women experiencing homelessness in Greensboro. Greensboro Urban Ministry works with congregational partners to offer additional shelter beds during the cold winter months, December through March. Guests work with case managers to connect with community services and seek employment which we hope will lead to self-sufficiency. Volunteers at […]

Learn More

Gone But Not Forgotten: In Memorial of Duncan Butler

For more than 20-years, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Duncan Butler. It was a friendship which began at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church over a shared love of music and a desire to pass that along to the younger generations. Throughout the years, we would see one another at various events, but in 2011 I […]

Learn More

Be the Light!

Recently, we noticed the same car parked under the street light in our lot for several nights in a row.  “I don’t have anywhere to go. I have a job, I just need to get on my feet,” said the woman in the car.  ~ Current Resident of Weaver House  On that morning before the sun […]

Learn More

On the Front Lines of Help and Hope

Many people come to Greensboro Urban Ministry through a program — as a client, volunteer or donor. Often, the full range of programs provided at our agency are not as well known. In our newest video, learn about the many ways Greensboro Urban Ministry seeks to provide crisis assistance and hope to those in need […]

Learn More
Mother's Day Art

It’s On! Mother’s Day Challenge

The Mother’s Day Challenge is on for 2018, and we’ve got exciting news: Thanks to your support last year, you’ve inspired more donors to sweeten this year’s pot. In May 2017, we asked you if you could double a $10,000 anonymous challenge gift – and you answered with about $11,600 in donations! This caught the […]

Learn More

Thanks for a successful #FeedGSO food drive

Thanks to your support, this spring’s #FeedGSO Community Food Drive raised 65,325 pounds of nonperishable food and $4,663.77 in cash donations for the food pantry. Local grocery stores, News 2 Food 2 Families, Well-Spring Retirement Community and three dozen congregations teamed up with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) for the spring #FeedGSO Community Food Drive on […]

Learn More

January Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter! Source: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Thank-you-for-making-an-impact-on-poverty-in-Greensboro–.html?soid=1118460152764&aid=kSbqyFlotBY

Learn More

A Circle of Light

It’s 7 p.m. at Grace Community Church, and the Wednesday dinner for the Glenwood community is ending. Twelve of the dinner guests bypass the parking lot and head into the Weaver Extension (WE) site next door. The WE site is a shelter partnership with Greensboro Urban Ministry that provides a safe bed for 12 men […]

Learn More
WE site shelters keep more men and women safe on the coldest nights of the year.

Fed. Sheltered. Safe.

From Dec. 1 through March 31 each year, Greensboro Urban Ministry partners with congregations to provide 70 more shelter beds for homeless men and women. These Weaver Extension (WE) sites are keeping more people fed, sheltered and safe this winter. The cost for Urban Ministry to provide the Weaver Extension (WE) program will be approximately […]

Learn More
Greensboro Urban Ministry staff and volunteers performed carols at this week's holiday party.

Season’s Blessings

At Greensboro Urban Ministry, we value working with you, our supporters, to create a circle of light into which our guests can step to find help and hope. Here are a few moments from our holiday season. Hover your mouse over each photo to read more about each image. We wish people of all faiths […]

Learn More