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 […]

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Blue Jean Ball

Half a century ago, a handful of Greensboro congregations sat down in the basement of Grace United Methodist Church with a question: How can we work together to better serve those in our community who are hurting and in need? From that conversation and the work of thousands of volunteers over the years, the Greensboro […]

Fed. Sheltered. Safe.

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

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 […]

White Flag Warming Centers Open

This weekend, White Flag Warming Centers will be open to give people living outside refuge from dangerous cold. The Interactive Resource Center, (IRC) lead agency for this critical project, is flying the white flag outside the day center at 407 E. Washington Street. The YWCA and Greensboro Urban Ministry will work with IRC to coordinate […]

BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

BB&T work at GUM's Pathways Center

BB&T Lighthouse Project shines at GUM each year, as corporate volunteers turn out to make a difference across our community. The Dealer Commercial Services Team at BB&T chose Pathways Center for its Lighthouse Project recently and created a beautiful outdoor space for the 16 families staying in our shelter on North Church Street. Missy Stewart, […]

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 […]

Winter Wrap-Up

We’d like to thank the many partners who worked with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) during the winter months to provide shelter to those without housing. GUM is the largest provider of overnight shelter in the city, with 100 beds for men and women and 16 studio apartments for families at Pathways Center. In Weaver House […]

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 […]