United Ministries provides life-changing opportunities for people in
Greenville who lack education or employment skills, are in financial
crisis, or are homeless. United Ministries assists poor people in moving
toward self-reliance through a variety of programs. United Ministries
is located at 606 Pendleton Street.
Get Involved: Claire Winkler
IHN provides transitional housing and radical hospitality to homeless
families through partnerships with churches like Christ Church.
Volunteers are needed to assist up to four homeless families one week
three times a year. In 2014, the IHN community welcomed 76 families,
comprised of 104 adults and 181 children (285 total individuals).
Forty-eight families found permanent housing during their sojourn with IHN.
Get Involved: Kevin Mertens
The Soup Kitchen provides a hot lunch to needy people six days a week. Volunteers can work a weekday shift from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Project Host Culinary School trains unemployed applicants through a program overseen and taught by a professional chef. The goal of the program is to teach the applicants culinary skills needed to obtain jobs in the food service industry. The Soup Kitchen and Culinary School is located at 525 South Academy Street.
Did you know that Project Host, which Christ Church helped start (and still supports annually), served 144,117 meals to our community last year? The Soup Kitchen serves lunch Sunday to Friday. The Evening Meals Program partners with local churches to provide hot meals to neighborhoods in need. The onsite garden and greenhouse produces food all year long for the Soup Kitchen, Cooking for Kids, and the classes at the CC Pearce Culinary School – a free offering from Project Host. The latest outreach project is the FOOD TRUCK. The food truck will operate 3 days a week as a traditional food truck and each paid meal will provide a free meal on the remaining 3 days, when it will act as a mobile soup kitchen, fighting hunger in targeted neighborhoods. (Follow #hostmobile on Instagram @hostmobile for schedule and menus.)
Get Involved: Tobin Simpson
Offers free medical care to the poor in our community who have no health insurance. Volunteers are needed to assist with eligibility screening. Greenville Free Medical Clinic is located at 600 Arlington Avenue.
Get involved: Kevin Mertens
Kairos is an ecumenical, Christian, lay-led ministry that addresses the spiritual needs of inmates in state and federal detention centers.
Get Involved: Ashley Brennan
The Stephen's House supports people with HIV/AIDS by offering residential care and teaching life skills and ways to live with the disease. It is located at 200 W. Earle Street.
Get Involved: Mary K. Winstead