Why Change a Life

The post-recession economy in Greensboro is lagging behind other areas in the country, making our metro area one of the fastest-growing areas of urban poverty in the United States. While more people are working again, many are employed in jobs that pay very low wages.

This is startling and disturbing news:

  • Nearly 1 in 5 residents in Greensboro live in poverty (Brookings Institution, 2014)
  • More than 2,000 children who attend Guilford County Schools are homeless (GCS)
  • And more than 25 percent of residents reported not having access to adequate food in the past year (Food Research and Action Center, 2014)

The effect on our neighbors, children most especially, has devastating potential.

Greensboro Urban Ministry is here, as it has been since 1967, to help families in crisis find relief.

Whether through food, housing, employment, or case management assistance, we meet these individuals where they are and work with them to rebuild. With their cooperation, input, and support to ensure success, Greensboro Urban Ministry provides the tools and support needed until they can again become self-sufficient.

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