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Greensboro Shelters & Food Banks




Weaver House: Operated by Greensboro Urban Ministry, Weaver House provides emergency, temporary shelter for homeless single adult men and women. Located at 106 W. Lee St., Weaver House has 100 beds (plus a 20-bed overflow shelter in winter): 75-100 beds for men; up to 25 beds for women. Stays are limited to 67 days with a six-month waiting period before reentering the shelter. There is no cost to guests. Three meals are provided. Weaver House is full 99% of the time. There is a waiting list. Phone: 336-271-5959 ext. 347.

Pathways Family Center: Operated by Greensboro Urban Ministry, Pathways provides emergency, temporary shelter for homeless families with children. Currently located at 620 Martin St., Pathways provides emergency, temporary shelter for 13 families. Stays are limited to 60 days. There is no cost to guests. Three meals are provided. Pathways is full 99% of the time. There is a waiting list. Phone: 336-271-5988.

Greensboro Interfaith Hospitality Network: GIHN provides emergency , temporary shelter for homeless families with children provided by a confederation of faith communities. GIHN can house a total of 14 people. The average stay is 60 days, but longer terms can be arranged when necessary. There is no cost to guests. GIHN is full 90% of the time. There is a waiting list. Also referred to as The Paisley House. Phone: 336-574-0333.

Clara House: Operated by Family Services of the Piedmont, Clara House is a temporary, emergency shelter for women and children victimized by domestic violence. Clara House provides shelter for 35 total occupants (30 beds and 5 cribs). Guests may stay up to 30 days. There is no cost to guests. Clara House is full 60% of the time. Phone: 336-387-6161.

Red Shield Lodge: Operated by the Salvation Army, the Red Shield Lodge is a temporary, emergency shelter for adult men. Located at 224 E. Lee St., the Red Shield Lodge can house up to 18 men for up to 90 days. It is full 90% of the time. The cost to guests is $9.00 per day. Phone: 336-273-4542.

Youth Focus: Youth Focus provides emergency, temporary shelter for children, ages 7-17 years. Located at 715 N. Eugene St., it can shelter 12 children (male and/or female) at a time, but never turns a child away. Children may stay for two weeks, but the average stay is 10 days. There is no cost to guests. Youth Focus is full 75% of the time. In 2000, Youth Focus housed 293 children. Phone: 336-274-5909.



Greensboro Transitional Housing



Transitional housing programs provide opportunities for homeless people to work through challenges in their lives to prepare for successful, independent living. More than just a place to stay, transitional housing may provide case management, counseling, and education opportunities.

Partnership Village I : Operated by Project Independence of Greensboro Urban Ministry, Partnership Village I consists of 32 studio apartments for single adults. The monthly cost to residents is $278.00. All applicants must be employed to be eligible for residency. Residents may stay for up to two years. Partnership Village I is full 99% of the time. Phone: 336-286-6401.

Partnership Village II : Operated by Project Independence of Greensboro Urban Ministry, Partnership Village II consists of 23 family apartments. The anticipated cost is $355.00 per month, or 30% of household income, whichever is less. Applicants must be employed to be considered for residency. Families may stay for up to two years. There is an on-site daycare facility. Partnership Village II is full 99% of the time. Phone: 336-286-6401.

Center of Hope: Operated by the Salvation Army, it provides transitional housing for 36 men, 20 women, and 10 families. Facilities will include childcare, laundry, study/recreation room, chapel, classrooms, kitchens, etc. When residents get jobs, they will pay a percentage of their pay as a service charge, not rent. Center of Hope will also provide residential services for dually diagnosed persons. Residents may stay for up to two years. Phone: 336-273-5572.

The Servant Center: The Servant Center provides transitional housing and services for the disabled/elderly at three locations. Many residents are disabled veterans. It can house 33 male residents for up to two years. The Servant Center has a Food Pantry and a Hospital Social Worker. There is no charge to residents. The Servant Center is full 60% of the time. Phone: 336-275-8585.

Prince of Peace Haven: Operated by the Christian Counseling and Wellness Center, Prince of Peace Haven, 714 Huffine Mill Rd., provides transitional housing for homeless males in recovery from substance abuse. It maintains 30 beds and is 100% full in the winter and 75% full in the summer. Residents may stay from eight months to two years, continuing their recovery treatment on an outpatient basis. The cost ranges from $0 to $36 per day, depending on ability to pay. Phone: 336-375-7530. Malachi House: Located at 801 Summit Ave., Malachi House offers transitional housing for 35 homeless males in recovery for substance abuse. The stay is limited to eight months and costs a one-time fee of $200.00. Malachi House is full 100% of the time and has a waiting list. Phone: 336-272-2700.

Room at the Inn: Room at the Inn provides transitional housing for homeless pregnant women. Residency is throughout pregnancy and up to one year after delivery. Six rooms are available, two with facilities for the expectant mother's additional children. Employment and/or educational pursuits are required. Room at the Inn is full 80% of the time and has a waiting list. Residents are required to apply for food stamps and to pay two-thirds of any public monies received, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. Phone: 336-275-9566.

Mary's House: Mary's House provides transitional housing to homeless single mothers who are in recovery from substance abuse. The women are housed, without their children, for 30 to 60 days; then their children may join them. Mary's House has a maximum capacity of eight families and is full 80% of the time. Residents stay an average of one year, but may stay for two years. The cost is 30% of the adjusted gross income for each client. Phone: 336-275-0820.

Jericho House: Jericho House is a halfway house for homeless men getting out of prison. It can accommodate six residents and is full 80% of the time. Room, board, and transportation are provided. The length of stay is seven months and costs each resident 30% of his net pay or $100.00 per week, whichever is less. There is a waiting list. Phone: 336-275-9625.

FOOD BANKS

(downtown Greensboro/UNCG area)



Greensboro Urban Ministry

Greensboro Food Bank

http://www.greensborourbanministry.org/

305 West Lee Street, Greensboro, NC 27406

336/271-5959 phone, 336/-271-5920 fax


“The Greensboro Food Bank redistributes good, edible food that would otherwise be discarded. Surplus food is salvaged from grocers, wholesalers, and gardeners. Prepared and perishable food is collected from local restaurants and caterers. Each year more than 800,000 pounds of food are distributed to Urban Ministry feeding programs and other non-profits that serve the hungry.”


Volunteer Coordinators:

Evelyn Parks, 336/271-5959 ext.304

parks@guministry.org

Gail Gore-Lewis, 336/271-5959 ext.305

lewis@guministry.org




House Of Refuge Missions

216 S Elm St., Greensboro NC 27401

336/691-1470 phone, 336/691-1470 fax


House of Refuge operates a food bank and a thrift store in downtown Greensboro, and ministers both to families and to “street people.”


Director Cindy Watlington: gleaning@bellsouth.net




The Servant Center Grocery Assistance Program (GAP)

1312 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403

336/275-8585 phone


“The purpose of GAP is to buy, pack and deliver 200 bags (paper) to elderly people on low income, living in subsidized housing.” Also provides emergency food assistance to homeless and low income community members.



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SOUP KITCHENS AND COMMUNITY DINNERS

(downtown Greensboro/UNCG area)


Food Not Bombs—Greensboro

http://www.foodnotbombs.net/index.html


“Monday and Thursday servings. On Monday afternoons the meal is cooked at the Church of the Covenant at 501 S. Mendenhall St starting at 4:00 and served at 5:30 near the Central Library on N. Church Street. On Thursdays we cook at 4:30 at St. Mary's House on Walker Aveneu near the corner of Walker and Tate and serve in St. Mary's at 6:00. ”


Coordinator Liz Seymour, 336/274-1814

hobbldhoy@aol.com



Grace Community Church CARE Ministry Community Dinner

http://www.gracecommunitychurch.org/outreach

336/379-1936, ext. 103 phone, 336/274-3595 fax

643 W. Lee St., Greensboro NC 27403


“Dinner is served every Wednesday night of the year, at 6:00pm in the Eagle’s Nest,located behind the main church building at 643 West Lee St. Several local churches help provide food for the dinners, and UNCG and Elon students are among the many volunteers who serve. Each December, we treat our community friends to an elegant Christmas banquet with musical and theatrical entertainment provided. The Christmas Banquet is held at the Elliot University Center on the UNCG campus.”


Volunteer Coordinator:

Denine Carter, neen120@bellsouth.net



Service Learning/Student Intern Coordinator:

Cara Michele Forrest,

care@gracecommunitychurch.org


Food Coordinator:

Julie Kolls, jkolls@triad.rr.com


Greensboro Urban Ministry

Potter’s House Soup Kitchen

http://www.greensborourbanministry.org/

305 W. Lee St., Greensboro NC 27406

336/271-5959 phone, 336/271-5920 fax


“Potter's House serves a free, well balanced, nutritious meal each day to an average of 350 guests. The meal is served between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For many, this may be the only nutritious meal that they can afford to eat.”


Volunteer Coordinators:

Evelyn Parks ext. 304, parks@guministry.org

Gail Gore-Lewis ext. 305, lewis@guministry.org



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Homelessness in Greensboro—Information


Homeless Coalition of Guilford County

(A coalition of organizations working together to end homelessness in Guilford County.)

http://www.hpcgc.org/


Greensboro Homeless Shelters & Transitional Shelters

(link to page from Greensboro Housing Coalition web site)

http://www.greensborohousingcoalition.com/serv05.htm


National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE

(focus on children & youth; affiliated with UNCG)

http://www.serve.org/nche/



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Organizations working with the homeless in Greensboro

(These organizations also offer volunteer and/or internship opportunities.)


Grace Community Church CARE Ministry, 336/379-1930

http://www.gracecommunitychurch.org/outreach


Greensboro Housing Coalition, 336/691-9521

http://www.greensborohousingcoalition.com/


Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network, 336/574-0333

http://www.gihn.org/


Greensboro Urban Ministry, Weaver House Adult Shelter and Pathways Family Shelter, 336/271-5959

http://www.greensborourbanministry.org/


Salvation Army, Center of Hope Residential Facility, 336/273-5572



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Hunger & Homelessness—National Resources on the Web


Bread for the World

http://www.bread.org/


Food for All—Anti-Hunger Programs

http://www.foodforall.org/02_US.html


International HOMELESS Discussion List, Archives, & Web Links

http://csf.colorado.edu/homeless/


National Alliance to End Homelessness

http://www.naeh.org/


National Coalition for the Homeless

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/


National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

http://www.nlchp.org/


OXFAM America

http://www.oxfamamerica.org/


URI Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America

http://www.uri.edu/volunteer/endhunger/


World Hunger Year

http://www.worldhungeryear.org/




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