July Program Highlights
Greensboro Urban Ministry’s staff and volunteers work daily to help those who are poor and hurting in our community find help, hope and long-term solutions. We see need expressed in so many faces, young and old, healthy and ailing, angry and devastated.
What we see most is a person looking back at us who is just like us, equally valued and equally deserving of life’s basic needs and respect.
In July, thanks to your help and support, we were able to give people nutritious meals, bags of groceries, rent and utility payments, shelter, support to end their homelessness, and the hope that better days really can be ahead:
- Food Pantry: 83,372 pounds of food received; 94,752 pounds distributed
- Potter’s House: 12,549 lunches served; 3,769 breakfasts and 3,072 dinners for shelter guests
- Emergency Assistance: 110 households received financial assistance with GUM funds, and another 40 received assistance from our congregational partners — a total of $29,959 invested in helping men, women and families remain housed
- Weaver House Shelter: 123 men and women sheltered, 32 new admissions
- Pathways Center: 16 families sheltered
- Beyond GUM: 16 households (men, women or families) moved into permanent housing, $8,178 in financial assistance helped families move into and remain in their homes; 139 men and women and 20 families received support from case management services; 2 new landlords joined GUM in partnerships to help make affordable, safe housing available to our clients.
- Chaplaincy: Leading 27 support groups, Bible study groups, 20 daily lunchtime worship services Monday-Friday, and continuing education for more than 40 Stephen Ministers who volunteer at Greensboro Urban Ministry