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United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network

606 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-3424




Class of Housing: Shelter for families

General Information:

Our Interfaith Hospitality Network allows families with children to stay together as they confront the daunting challenges of tackling homelessness.

 

The network consists of local congregations who share hospitality (in the form of emergency shelter, meals, and short-term housing) with homeless families that include children, and to help those families achieve self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.

 

Our program is unique, because it comprises the only collection of emergency shelters in Greenville for single mothers with sons who are age 11 or older. The IHN is also the only emergency shelter in Greenville for single fathers with children. Most other local emergency shelters separate family members by gender, and only IHN will allow homeless fathers and mothers to remain with their children. IHN also is the only place that can accommodate families with many children.

 

How It Works

Local congregations volunteer their facilities to host the guest families for a week at a time, provide longer term interim housing for families, or provide volunteer and support resources. Our strategy is to provide homeless families with children with emergency shelter and meals for about 10-12 weeks, followed by intermediate periods in either short-term (3-6 months) or longer term (12 months +) interim housing while case managers connect participants with other United Ministries services that will make a difference for families in search of sustaining employment and safe, affordable, and permanent housing.


Website: http://https://united-ministries.org/homeless-services/family-shelter/

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How To Volunteer at United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network:

Be a volunteer. Call United Ministries Interfaith Hospitality Network at (864) 271-3424 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.





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