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ANNUAL REPORT 2017-2018


United Ministries serves and empowers those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency. Our vision is a community working together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in Greenville.

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4 FROM OUR LEADERSHIP 6 TRANSFORMATION WALK 2017 8 UNITING FOR CHANGE LUNCHEON 2018 10 GED GRADUATION 2018 12 EMPLOYMENT READINESS 14 INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK 16 CRISIS ASSISTANCE 17 PLACE OF HOPE 18 FINANCIAL SERVICES 20 FISCAL YEAR BY THE NUMBERS 22 HOW YOU CAN HELP 24 DONOR HONOR ROLL 26 PARTNERSHIPS

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FR O M O U R LEA D ERS H I P

It’s as summertime as fresh peaches and sandy beaches, a refrain that ricochets through our vehicles and psyches: “Are we there yet?” Where have your travels taken you this year? I have several friends who have embarked on pilgrimages of various sorts. While the pathways have varied—El Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. Andrews, the Foothills Trail—, the Journeys have all been truly transformative. One theme has emerged, captured by the classic phrase, “Vaya con Dios” (Go with God). This has been an eventful year at United Ministries. We have welcomed new colleagues (Baxter, Chelsea, Kathy, La-Shun, Leigh, Michelle L., Michelle M., Nicole, and Stephen), and bid farewell to trusted friends such as Rebecca and Kathy. Interfaith Hospitality Network guest families are now ensconced in the basement of the Learning Center, rounding out the array of programs that fully implement our distinctive approach to Integrated Services. United Ministries is the host organization for the Greenville Homeless Alliance, with our own Susan McLarty leading the effort to further strengthen our community’s shared resolve to make homelessness “brief and rare” in Greenville. Along the way thousands of people have devoted tens of thousands of hours to walking hand in hand with our neighbors in need. Judy is there with Paul when the algebraic A-Ha moment happens and then Janey greets Amber with a hug at the GED graduation.

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Jennifer and Pat show up every Friday, working side-by-side with Nick and Kathy, hoping for the first day of a new future for someone who calls our streets home. Tina, Davida, and La-Shun whistle while meting out groceries and goodwill, as the Employment Readiness team conducts an orientation with folk who aspire for a career, not just a job! It’s all about the journey, isn’t it? As we celebrate the successes of the year now past, and anticipate the accomplishments of the year ahead, it is both a comfort and a challenge to hold to the claims of Vaya con Dios. Going with God means we give it our all, fashioning a way of life with those who come to us in need and who leave us forever changed for the good. “Are we there yet?” Well, not yet…but we are on the way! And as we journey together, we bid one another to live into that old pilgrim mantra that makes the journey worthwhile…Vaya con Dios.

Tony McDade Executive Director


BOARD OF DIREC TOR S

Katherine Smoak Davis President

Frances Poe Vice President

Debbie Cooper Treasurer

Betsy Boaze Secretary

Matt Covington

Virginia Crews

Bob Dillon

Scott Henderson

Gerald Huskamp

Herb Johnson

Paul Johnson

Susan Jones

Deb Long

Alan Marshall

Myra Morant

Thomas Self

Leigh Stuckey

Trey Suggs

Bryan Zeiger

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TR A N S FO R M AT I O N WA LK 2 017

“Bon Secours Health System is pleased to have sponsored the 2017 Transformation Walk. We support the mission of United Ministries and its work to transform the lives of individuals and families in the Upstate. – Deb Long, Director of Healthy Community Initiatives

Presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System for the 2nd year in a row, the 2017 Transformation Walk raised over $90,000 to support the programs of United Ministries. Hundreds of individuals came together to “take a step to change a life” on Sunday, October 1. Participants enjoyed the incredible balloon artist, entertaining magician, food trucks, and live music from the Erica Berg Collective before walking three miles “in the shoes” of those seeking assistance from service agencies in downtown Greenville. Major supporters of the Transformation Walk included the following sponsors: Pacesetter Sponsors: Don Pilzer Law Firm, The Greenville News, and Grace Outdoor; Stride Sponsors: Batteries Plus Bulbs, Becky & Bobby Hartness, Bostik, Carolina Power, Keenan Suggs/ Hub International, LS Homes, Reynolds Investment Management, Roy Metal Finishing, Sharonview Federal Credit Union, Smoak Public Relations, South Carolina Tel-Con, HIS Radio, and The Erica Berg Collective. 6


2017 FUNDRAISING AWARD WINNERS: Top Fundraising Large Team: St. Mary’s Confirmation Class Top Fundraising Medium Team: Buncombe Street UMC Sprouts Top Fundraising Small Team: First Baptist Church Greenville Top Fundraising Adult: Bobby Thompson from Buncombe Street UMC Top Fundraising Youth: Rachel Lynn Knoblauch from St. Mary’s Confirmation Class Most Spirited Team: Buncombe Street UMC Sprouts Design Contest Winner: Nivya Kuriakose

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U N IT IN G FOR C H A N G E LUN CH EON 2018

“$2.00 a Day shows that the transformation of the social safety net is incomplete, with dire consequences.” – From the introduction, $2.00 a Day by Dr. Kathryn Edin and Dr. Luke Shaefer

On April 19, 2018, Dr. Kathryn Edin addressed a soldout crowd of over 500 people at United Ministries’ 3rd Annual Uniting for Change Luncheon. Co-Author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2016, Dr. Edin’s insights on poverty in America shook attendees to the core and provided insights on a broken system in the US with data showing how the system affects those in South Carolina. Presented by Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, the 2018 Uniting for Change Luncheon brought together community–minded and engaged individuals, congregations, civic leaders, and business professionals from all across the Greenville area for a thought-provoking session on poverty and charity. A $20,000 matching challenge was issued by longtime supporters Leigh & Mike Andrews. Attendees met the challenge, and the luncheon raised over $90,000 in support of the programs of United Ministries.

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Change Maker Sponsors for the Uniting for Change Luncheon were Dority & Manning, Grace Outdoor, Greenville Health System, the Greenville News, and Michelin. Table Sponsors were TD Bank; CRH Properties, LLC; Community Foundation of Greenville; United Community Bank; Clemson University Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice; Reynolds Investment Management; Furman University; Spinx; Greenville Technical College; Keenan Suggs/Hub International; Broadstreet Partners; StayMobile; Just Faith at Christ Church; Just Faith at St. Peter’s Episcopal; Harper Corporation; JustFaith Greenville; and Smoak PR.


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GE D GR AD UAT I O N 2 018

On Thursday, March 8th, United Ministries celebrated the success of our GED graduates with a ceremony at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. 90 adults were eligible to walk at the graduation, which was presented by The Smart Family Fund. Eligible graduates earned their GEDs, or high school equivalency diplomas, through United Ministries’ Adult Education program between March 4, 2017 and March 8, 2018. There was actually one graduate who passed his tests on graduation day and four others who passed two days before!

“We are all incredibly humbled and inspired by [the graduates’] resilience, persistence, and refusal to give up even when [they] get discouraged. Many…have faced major roadblocks…but [they] are survivors and overcomers, and we are blessed to be a small part of [their] lives,” said Judy Snyder, a GED volunteer, in her remarks at graduation. “[They] give us hope for the future of our community.” The youngest graduate this year had just turned 17 about 2 ½ weeks before graduation. The oldest graduate was Eric Uzdevenes, who was 47 at the time he graduated. Eric is a recovering alcoholic and was homeless, living at the Miracle Hill men’s shelter, when he came to United Ministries. After graduating with his GED, Eric began working with United Ministries’ Employment Readiness program, through which he found a job and then received sponsorship (through DSS) for CNC Machine Operator training at Greenville Technical College. Eric passed the Level One course in CNC and is now in Level Two, also with a full scholarship. Ciera Price, a student speaker at the graduation, had received a 4-year music scholarship to Mars Hill University when she was a senior in high school. However, due to some very serious family problems, Ciera experienced homelessness and was never able to finish school. She also lost her cherished violin, which had earned her the scholarship. A local strings teacher, Catherine Crowe, who heard Ciera’s story, gifted Ciera a violin, which we were able to present to her at graduation.

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IN THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING IN JUNE 2018,

33 GED GRADUATES ENROLLED IN COLLEGE AND

29 GED GRADUATES IMPROVED THEIR EMPLOYMENT AFTER GRADUATION.


“Getting my GED was one of many steps I’ve taken to get my life back on track, but after everything it has taken me to get here, I am very grateful to be standing here today.” – CIERA PRICE, GRADUATE 11


EM P LOY M E NT REA D I NESS

STEVE BEDFORD was a risk consultant in the banking industry until 2009, two years after the start of the financial crisis. After being laid off, he was able to continue on a self-employed basis for six years, but the unsteady market meant that he eventually lost his home to foreclosure. Steve entered Miracle Hill’s Greenville Rescue Mission in 2016, where his counselor shared information about the variety of services offered by United Ministries. Place of Hope assisted Steve in obtaining a copy of his social security card and in covering the fees to renew his driver’s license. Steve pursued the assistance of the Employment Readiness program as well, for help finding a stable job. Within a month, Steve interviewed for and accepted a position as a cable installer. Employment Readiness purchased a pair of work boots and several pairs of pants required for Steve’s new job. His strong work ethic was quickly noticed, and he is now working as a field operations manager and supervisor. Steve recently reflected that many of the individuals in the Rescue Mission have lost a lot of confidence and that working with United Ministries played an integral role in helping to rebuild that confidence. “So much of the information and interaction in the Employment Readiness program was so helpful,” he says.

IN FISCAL YEAR 2018,

180 PARTICIPANTS FOUND 224 JOBS ————————————————

166 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETED EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING

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“Miracle Hill is honored to be in partnership with you all. Thank you for all you do to launch our men.” – David Hanna, Director, Miracle Hill’s Greenville Rescue Mission 13


I NT E R FA IT H H OS PI TA LI TY NETWORK

In My Own Words “I never thought this time in my life would turn out like this. Being separated from my husband and finding myself three months behind in my bills seemed like the end of the world. Although I was a college graduate and worked fulltime, I was not able to stop this domino effect from happening in my life. My kids and I were evicted from our home and I had to make a difficult decision to try to get another apartment. Another domino fell when I realized I couldn’t afford that apartment because I was so far behind with my car and other bills that my income was being snatched away faster than I could make it. I made the decision to contact IHN and get into a homeless program. Before that decision, I would have never thought I would have my kids in a shelter. My daughter moved to TN with her dad so that left my boys and I to take the next step in this journey of uncertainty. We lived in two churches before we qualified for transitional housing. What we thought would be a nightmare turned out to be a dream come true. Everyone was so nice and helpful. We could tell they truly cared and had our best interest at heart. We were able to live in a beautiful home in Simpsonville, from November until June. During this time, we were supplied with all our basic needs as well as a social worker and financial advisor. I learned how to budget and that is something that will forever impact my life for the better. In June, we were able to move into a house with Homes of Hope and that was truly a blessing. Finally, we felt as if we could settle back down and feel secure that we had a home again. My 18 year old son didn’t think this was a good idea at first but he began to realize that there are good people in the world and they will help you with no strings attached. I am so glad he was able to learn that lesson at an early age. I am currently connected with the GHA Second Chance housing program because I want every parent and child to know there is hope. I am so excited about this program because I know how beneficial it will be for people who find themselves in situations similar to mine. We found a reason to hope again and I want to be a part of helping other families find hope again.” – Torey Hill IN FY 2018, THE INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK SERVED 46 NEW HOMELESS FAMILIES AND

26 FAMILIES OBTAINED PERMANENT HOUSING. 14


“What we thought would be a nightmare turned out to be a dream come true.” 15


C R IS IS ASS ISTA NCE

BROOKE WILKINSON joined Employment Readiness in the summer of 2017. She was working, but after having completed a rehab program in 2015 for a methamphetamine addiction, Brooke needed a job that would better support her recovery. Brooke worked with her employment counselor to practice interview questions, update her resume, and craft a cover letter. Brooke and her counselor also created a long-term plan that included all of Brooke’s life goals. United Ministries assisted Brooke with navigating the pardon process, and Brooke was able to receive a full pardon for a charge on her criminal record. When Brooke obtained employment, United Ministries purchased the uniforms required for Brooke’s new job. After Brooke completed her associates degree at Greenville Tech at the end of 2017, her employment counselor helped her research options for her next step with education, and Brooke enrolled at North Greenville University, where she continues to take classes and pursue her bachelor’s degree. Because Brooke is a full-time student, her budget is tight. Twice during her tenure in Employment Readiness, Brooke’s work hours decreased, and Brooke needed financial assistance. United Ministries’ Emergency Assistance program was able to help Brooke with food to supplement her purchases for the month, as well as with a utility payment. 16

Brooke proactively met with United Ministries’ financial services coordinator to review her budget and ensure she is living within her means. Brooke successfully participated in the matched savings program offered through Employment Readiness and recently saved the $500 required to receive a $500 match. Unfortunately, earlier this year, Brooke needed some assistance with dental work that she could not afford. Dr. Joseph Holliday at Holliday Dental, PA graciously completed the necessary work and waived the costs not covered by Brooke’s insurance. Brooke has made tremendous progress with her life goals, including education, employment, housing, and budgeting. She also has stepped up to serve in a leadership role in her Celebrate Recovery group, and she remains drug free three years post-rehab completion. Brooke plans to continue working with her employment counselor to reach additional goals related to her physical health and to finding better employment once she earns her bachelor’s degree.

IN FY 2018, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AT UNITED MINISTRIES:

PROVIDED FOOD TO OVER 1,800 HOUSEHOLDS AND

ASSISTED OVER 1,000 FAMILIES IN GREENVILLE COUNTY WITH UTILITIES.


P LAC E O F HO PE

Tony has been a long-term participant of Place of Hope. Throughout the years, United Ministries has worked to house him, but obstacles always arose that led Tony back to homelessness. At times, Tony’s mental or physical health plagued him, other times Tony was too trusting and was taken advantage of, leading him to lose his housing. In 2017, through Place of Hope casework, Tony was able to connect with Greenville Mental Health’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. On a daily basis, the ACT team worked with other homeless service providers to keep Tony safe and to guide him into permanent housing. In January 2018, Tony moved into Reedy Place, a safe haven for individuals like him, where he can live the rest of his life. Tony now has the support he needs to never become homeless again.

IN FY 2018, THE PLACE OF HOPE

SERVED 1,629 INDIVIDUALS

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PROVIDED SERVICES FOR

12,500+ VISITS ————————————————

4,700+ SHOWERS ————————————————

700 LOADS OF LAUNDRY ————————————————

THROUGH CASEWORK,

30 INDIVIDUALS OBTAINED LONG-TERM HOUSING

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FIN AN C IAL S ERVI C ES

Eula first came to United Ministries in October 2017 seeking assistance with rent. Her husband had passed away recently after a battle with cancer, and Eula had been out of work while caring for him. After learning more about Eula’s situation, United Ministries was able to assist her in catching up rent through the Financial Stabilization program. Eula met with United Ministries’ financial counselor to create a budget and to plan her short and long-term financial goals and steps. She then found work to help her get back on her feet. Unfortunately, Eula soon learned that her own cancer had returned. She began treatment and needed a job that was less physically demanding than the one she had begun. Eula joined Employment Readiness at United Ministries and completed the employability and financial skills class. She updated her resume and discussed new career options with her employment counselor. Together, they researched types of jobs that would be a good fit for her health needs moving forward. Eula also met with a mental health volunteer at United Ministries who assisted with processing grief. When Eula had to undergo a surgical procedure related to her cancer that kept her out of work for a few weeks, United Ministries was able to step in again and help with a few bills. Eula is now working a full-time job making $18.55 per hour. This job is appropriate for Eula’s physical needs, and she enjoys the work she is doing. Eula is celebrating the positive prognosis she received recently from her doctor, and she continues to work towards financial stability.

49 INDIVIDUALS IMPROVED THEIR DEBT TO INCOME RATIO

195 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETED FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING*

WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF PROGRAM COMPLETION.*

* Fiscal Year 2018 Stats

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W H AT IS F INA N CI A L S ERVI CES AT UNITE D MINISTRIE S?

Prior to January 2018, United Ministries provided very basic financial services assistance to individuals seeking employment assistance through Employment Readiness. This included general budgeting help. While other local nonprofits helped to fill some gaps, United Ministries desired to do more to fully integrate the services we offer. Now, United Ministries has a full-time dedicated Financial Services Coordinator. Michelle Lyons meets with participants with complex financial challenges and provides assistance, support and guidance. Michelle has built a team of volunteers who assist her with financial classes on a weekly and monthly basis. In addition to counseling, the Financial Stabilization program (mentioned in Eula’s story) is primarily designed to keep working people working. If the stability of one of our participant families is threatened by an unexpected event, this program intervenes with targeted financial assistance and intensive case management to ensure that employment is retained. The Matched Savings program provides working families in the Employment Readiness program with a financial tool designed to develop saving habits and to reduce need for charity assistance. The program provides a 1-to-1 match for the first $500 deposited into an emergency savings fund at our partner credit union. Monthly required deposits of $20 extend over a 24 month period during which saving habits are formed. A similar program is being piloted in the Interfaith Hospitality Network to help families experiencing homelessness prepare for expenses associated with moving into a new home.

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FISC A L Y E AR BY T H E NUMBERS JULY 2017 – JUNE 2018

Expenses Expenses

Reve

Financial Stabilization/ Matched Savings 1.5%

Development 6.6%

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Administration

22.9%

8.3%

Interfaith Hospitality Network. . . . . . . . . . $459,610

Other Revenue Employment Readiness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 423,551 4.2% Investment & Emergency Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous $ 320,819 Income Adult Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 317,321 12% Place of Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 201,817

Place of Hope 9.4%

Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 172,198

Employment Readiness

Adult Education

20.6%

15.1%

Emergency Assistance 15.6%

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Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 133,484 Financial Stabilization/ Matched Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 28,485 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,057,285

Congrega 16%


Revenue

Revenue Businesses Other Revenue

4%

Civic Groups .8%

Investment & Miscellaneous Income. . . . $ 249,016 Revenue – Support

4.2%

Individuals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 541,394

Investment & Miscellaneous Income

Foundations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 401,353

12%

United Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 370,089

Individuals

Congregations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 334,176

26%

Businesses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 83,136

Congregations 16%

Civic Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 16,299

Foundations 19.3%

Other Revenue Support Total. . . . . . . . . $ 87,101

United Way 17.8%

Revenue - Support Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,833,548 Total Revenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,082,564

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H OW YO U C A N H ELP

Everything we do at United Ministries is influenced by one mission: to supply Greenville area men, women, and children with resources to get out of homelessness and poverty. Our experience has led us to adopt a multi-service approach that has provided increased stability for hundreds of people. Donate

Volunteer

FUNDS By mail to United Ministries 606 Pendleton St, Greenville SC 29601 or online at www.united-ministries.org

United Ministries believes that volunteers are our strength. Volunteers allow us to increase our capacity to provide services to those in need. Explore the opportunities below, and envision the changes you can personally bring to your community.

GOODS Food – Our pantry is always in need of non-perishables, especially: canned meats, canned pasta and canned fruit. Toiletries – Our Place of Hope day shelter uses travelsized soap, shampoo and lotions along with disposable razors, laundry detergent, wash cloths and towels. STOCKS Gifts of stock are easy to do! Contact Brian Sutherland, UM Accountant at 864-335-2610 or bsutherland@ united-ministries.org for details. LEGACY GIFTS With a gift from your estate to United Ministries, you can ensure that those in our community who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency benefit from programs that serve and empower them to succeed. We accept bequests from a will and beneficiary designations from retirement plans and life insurance policies. For more information, contact Jade Fountain at 864-335-2615 or jfountain@united-ministries.org 22

United Ministries utilizes volunteers in the following ways: • Staffing our reception desks • Teaching soft job skills and financial literacy for Employment Readiness • Tutoring adults who are working toward their GED (high school equivalency) • Interviewing participants and packing grocery bags in Emergency Assistance • Welcoming, signing in and giving hygiene supplies to our participants at Place of Hope • Providing hospitality within your congregation for our Interfaith Hospitality Network • Assisting with special events (Transformation Walk or Uniting for Change Luncheon) • Holding a food drive Contact Claire Winkler at cwinkler@united-ministries.org for volunteer information.


Total Volunteer Hours with United Ministries for Fiscal Year 2017-2018:

29,112

Staffing. Teaching. Tutoring. Welcoming.

Hospitality.

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TH AN K YO U TO O UR D O N O RS

KELLETT SOCIETY 2017

The Kellett Society is named for William West Kellett, Jr. to recognize donors giving at the $1,000 or greater level during a calendar year. One of the founding members of Elliott Davis Decosimo, Mr. Kellett was a United Ministries Board Member and a great believer in the organization’s work. 10 Anonymous Donors Mrs. Jean M. Aldridge* Ms. Joyce Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Mike Andrews Mr. Gary Barnhart and Mrs. Barbara Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Boeker Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bouton Ms. Susan H. Bracknell John and Mary Braeunig Dr. Lynne P. Shackelford and Dr. Bruce L. Brown Rev. and Mrs.* DeArmond E. Canaday William L. and Anne Maddrey Carpenter Tudda Chase Carpenter and family Jim and Phyllis Cashion Mr. and Mrs. Lannie G. Clayton Mr. and Mrs. William B. Clayton Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Coburn Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cothran Mrs. Lillian C. Darby Ms. Jane R. Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Alan Dean Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dillon Fielding and Gally Gallivan Mr. William G. Garrett Mr. and Mrs. David Gedney Peggy and Ed Good Mr. and Mrs. Skip Gordon Mary Jane Gorman and Duncan McArthur Sonny and Jean Graves Jim and Cydelle Guth Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hagins Jr. Becky and Bobby Hartness James Heidebrecht

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Mrs. Betty Herrin Mrs. Valerie Hollinger Bill and Emmy Holt Janey and Larry House Mr. Gerald Huskamp and Mrs. Betty Macfie Mr. and Mrs. Albert Y. Hyndshaw Mr. Paul Johnson Mrs. Carol B. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Keir Mrs. Lydia Kellett Dr. and Mrs. Michael P. Kellett Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lominack Jr. Tim and Karen Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Alan Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Duke K. McCall Jr. Rev. and Mrs. Tony McDade Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt G. McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Augustus A. McLean III Mr. and Mrs. John T. Melson Bill and Catherine Merritt Mr. and Mrs. Walter Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Morningstar Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Mosher Mr. and Mrs. Steven Murray Dr. Elaine C. Nocks and Dr. Barry C. Nocks Mr. and Mrs. Drew Norwood Mrs. Marie G. Park Dr. and Mrs. Michael W. Payne In Memory of Mrs. Mack Pazdan Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pearce Mr. William Pender Jane and Don Pilzer Rev. Kendra Plating and Mr. Chris Plating Lee and Kelly Powell Mr. William M. Putnam Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Quinn Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ragland Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rawls Mr. and Mrs. John A. Reynolds

Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. John Rose Dave and Beverly Sampson Linda and Kent Satterfield Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Shain Mr. George W. Sharpton John and Anne Shelley Wade H. Sherard III Bob* and Pat Shufeldt Mr. and Mrs. Gary Silk Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smart Mrs. Mary E. Smith Mr. David R. Snipes Mrs. Elizabeth P. Stall James and Sharon Stiepan Mr. and Mrs. Trey Suggs Dr. and Mrs. Peter A. Taylor Beth Templeton Mrs. Patricia C. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Trimble Ms. Anne Turner Dr. Adam Tyson and Dr. Liz Tyson Dr. and Mrs. Philip H. Wessinger Reba Wilkins Mrs. Nancy S. Williams Ms. Claire D. Winkler Rev. Dr. Baxter M. Wynn and Dr. Paula Wynn Dr. and Mrs. James L. Young Jr. Mr. Kurt A. Young Dennis and Renee Zeiger

LIFETIME KELLETT SOCIETY

Recognizes donors who have cumulatively given $25,000 or greater 3 Anonymous Donors Ms. Joyce Alexander Mrs. Ann Ballenger Ms. Susan H. Bracknell John and Mary Braeunig


Mrs. Mamie J. Bruce* Ms. Cherry L. Canaday Rev. and Mrs.* DeArmond E. Canaday William L. and Anne Maddrey Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clanton Ms. Elizabeth L. Cleveland* Mr. and Mrs. James Culp Ms. Jane R. Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Dobson III Mr.* and Mrs.* Joe Estes Mr.* and Mrs.* Alester G. Furman III Mr. William G. Garrett Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Gibson Becky and Bobby Hartness Mr.* and Mrs.* Thomas S. Hartness Anna Kate and Hayne Hipp Ms. Jane F. Hipp* Bill and Emmy Holt Mr. and Mrs. Albert Y. Hyndshaw Mr. James E. Jolley* June Kellam Mr. William W. Kellett Jr.* Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lominack Jr. Tim and Karen Lynch Mr. and Mrs. James L. Mangelsen Mary Jane Gorman and Duncan McArthur Mr.* and Mrs.* Alvin McCall Dr.* and Mrs. Donald W. McCarter Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Milligan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell Mrs. Mary Monahan Mrs. Marie G. Park Mr.* and Mrs.* John D. Pellett Jr. Jane and Don Pilzer Dr. and Mrs. John Piper Mr. and Mrs. David C. Poole Laurie and Marvin Quattlebaum Mrs. Jean Reed Mr. and Mrs. John A. Reynolds Dave and Beverly Sampson Kent and Linda Satterfield

Bob* and Pat Shufeldt Ms. Mary P. Sterling* Beth Templeton Mr. Thomas C. Vandiver* Mrs. Marilyn F. Vanvick* Rev. Jack Washington Mr.* and Mrs.* Wilson Wearn Mr. and Mrs. Mack I. Whittle Jr. Ms. Claire D. Winkler Dennis and Renee Zeiger

GOOD SAMARITAN GIVING SOCIETY Recognizes monthly donors at any level 4 Anonymous Donors Ms. Susan H. Bracknell John and Mary Braeunig Mrs. Karen Burks Mr. and Mrs. Pete Cantrell Mr. David Cross Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Doering Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Hesketh Mr. Keith Howard Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Keaton Ms. Barclay Keir Mr. and Mrs. Trevor M. King Mr. and Mrs. Chip B. Mays III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Merry Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Morningstar Mrs. Saidee New Ms. Edie Parrott Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Pulliam Mr. David R. Snipes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strickler Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Trimble Dr. Elaine M. Wiegert and Mr. Hans J. Wiegert Mrs. Nancy S. Williams

LEGACY SOCIETY The Legacy Society recognizes donors who have made provisions in their estate plans to include United Ministries. If you have included United Ministries in your estate plans, please let us know so we may celebrate and recognize you! Anonymous Mr.* and Mrs. Billy Brown Estate of Carmela Botticelli Mrs. Evelyn J. Bruce* Rev. and Mrs.* DeArmond E. Canaday Mr.* and Mrs.* John F. Chandler Ms. Elizabeth L. Cleveland* Ms. Jo Ann Coleman* Ms. Ruth M. Dean* Mary Simms Oliphant Furman Estate of Ellen H. Goldsmith Ms. Nancy A. Hardesty* Estate of William Anthony Miller Hughes Ms. Eugenia H. Ligon* Mr. Robert J. Maxwell Jr.* Ms. Margaret McCreary* Mr. John B. McLeod* Ms. Mary F. Morgan* Ms. Luelle Ogburn* Estate of Ruth Patrick Ms. Virginia B. Rubin* Mr. William C. Smith* Estate of James B. Staton Mrs. Perla B. Stowe* Mr. John F. Templeton* Ms. Martha G. Templeton* Mr. and Mrs. Terry Thompson Mr. I. Newton Whiteside* Mrs. Pauline W. Woodside* Rev. Dr. Baxter M. Wynn and Dr. Paula Wynn

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our donor lists, but if we’ve made a mistake, please let us know at 864-335-2615. * denotes deceased

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TH AN K YO U TO O UR PA RT NERS

United Ministries is grateful to our community partners who make the work that we do possible and supplement the needs of the individuals who walk through our doors. This includes: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Catholic Charities CommunityWorks Carolina Compass of Carolina Furman University Genesis Homes Greenville County Lifelong Learning Greenville County Probation and Parole Greenville County Redevelopment Authority Greenville County Schools Greenville Health System Greenville Literacy Association Greenville Mental Health Greenville Technical College Harvest Hope Food Bank Homes of Hope Loaves & Fishes Miracle Hill Ministries New Horizon Family Health Services Our Eyes Were Opened Project Host Soup Kitchen & Culinary Arts Center Salvation Army SC Department of Juvenile Justice SC Department of Social Services (SNAP2Work) SC Solicitor’s Office/PreTrial Intervention Program Serenity Place Sharonview Federal Credit Union Spartanburg County Probation and Parole Triune Mercy Center United Housing Connections United Way of Greenville County

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As well as 80 congregational partners: Advent United Methodist Church Aldersgate United Methodist Church Augusta Heights Baptist Church Augusta Road Baptist Church Berea Friendship United Methodist Church Bethel Impact Church Bethlehem Baptist Church Bethlehem United Methodist Church Buncombe Street United Methodist Church Christ Church Episcopal Congregation Beth Israel Covenant United Methodist Church Crestview Baptist Church Disciples United Methodist Church Downtown Presbyterian Church Earle Street Baptist Church Eastminster Presbyterian Church Edwards Road Baptist Church Emmanuel United Church of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Fellowship Greenville First Baptist Church, Greenville First Baptist Church, Piedmont First Christian Church First Presbyterian Church, Greenville First Presbyterian Church, Greer Fourth Presbyterian Church Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Greenville District AME Church Greenville Friends Meeting Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Holland Park Church Israel Metropolitan CME Church John Knox Presbyterian Church Kingdom of Life Laurel Creek United Methodist Church Laurens Road United Methodist Church Lee Road United Methodist Church Level Ground

Lickville Presbyterian Church Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Mauldin United Methodist Church McCarter Presbyterian Church Messiah Lutheran Church Monaghan United Methodist Church Mountain View United Methodist Church Nicholtown Presbyterian Church North Anderson Community Presbyterian Church Northside United Methodist Church Overbrook Baptist Church Pelham Road Baptist Church Pendleton Street Baptist Church Reedy Fork Baptist Church Sans Souci Baptist Church SC Conference of the United Methodist Church Simpsonville United Methodist Church Springwell Church St James Episcopal Church St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church St. Andrews Presbyterian Church St. Giles Presbyterian Church St. James Episcopal Church St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church St. Mark United Methodist Church - Taylors St. Mark United Methodist Church, Greenville St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church St. Matthew United Methodist Church St. Michael Lutheran Church St. Paul United Methodist Church St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Taylors First Baptist Church Temple of Israel The Carpenter’s Tabernacle Trinity Lutheran Church Trinity United Methodist Church Village Church of West Greenville Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Westminster Presbyterian Church


We offer our sincere thanks to the following community members who stepped up to provide extraordinary care to participants in our programs: Dr. Joseph Holliday at Holliday Dental, PA • Mr. Aaron De Bruin of De Bruin Law Firm Ms. Davina Kavanaugh • Mr. Terhune Sudderth • Ms. Erin Sweatt

United Ministries serves as the legal and fiscal host of the Greenville Homeless Alliance (GHA). Susan McLarty, the first coordinator for GHA, works out of United Ministries’ offices. The Greenville Homeless Alliance is a collaboration of individuals and organizations seeking or creating solutions for an individual or family that lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. Partners engaged in the GHA aim to maximize community assets and pool resources, recognizing there is a role for everyone in this bold and challenging endeavor. Vision: Safe, affordable homes for everyone

Susan McLarty Coordinator

Mission: To strengthen the partnerships and broaden support in order to increase options for individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness and who are seeking stability and a safe, affordable home Goals: Make homelessness brief and rare. 1. Reduce the duration of homelessness for individuals and families by increasing affordable housing options 2. Prevent homelessness by improving coordination and collaboration of effective support services available

The GHA is governed by a steering committee, which sets the strategic priorities, coordinates action and ensures the financial and human resources to support the collective agenda are available. Action is largely advanced through committees. The GHA has identified the Collective Impact framework as a basis for partnership. There are five key elements of Collective Impact: having a common agenda, common progress measures, coordination of mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and support of the partnership through a host organization. This model serves as a guide to build capacity for GHA and engage stakeholders in local action.

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Our vision is a community working together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in Greenville.

Won’t you be a part of making this vision a reality?

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Profile for United Ministries

United Ministries Annual Report 2017-2018  

We hope this report inspires and encourages you as you read about the transformation and empowerment of those who enter our doors.

United Ministries Annual Report 2017-2018  

We hope this report inspires and encourages you as you read about the transformation and empowerment of those who enter our doors.

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