Serving - Housing and Homelessness
For more information about any of these ministries, contact Colette Gibson, email@example.com.
The Barnabas Network is a nonprofit organization supported by local faith communities that offers encouragement, furniture, job training, and transportation to families taking steps toward self-sufficiency. Families & Individuals Served Include: victims of fires, families moving from homelessness, mothers and children fleeing domestic violence, families and individuals recovering from a major setback.
Our furniture is donated by individuals in the community and is then redistributed to our clients. Our philosophy of reuse, recycle, and refurbish benefits the entire community by providing furnishings to those in need and keeping these items out of the landfill.
Community Housing Solutions
Community Housing Solutions’ mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income households in Guilford County, NC . We are restoring hope and dignity to our neighbors and neighborhoods by working towards the elimination of substandard housing.
Disaster Relief / Mission Trips
First Lutheran Church has sent members to Costa Rica and the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in association with Lutheran Disaster Response.
We have also had numerous members go to Honduras with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In 2016 we had a group participate in a Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity trip to Nicaragua.
Family Shelter at the YWCA
1807 East Wendover Avenue, Greensboro NC 27405
The YWCA Greensboro Family Shelter program provides shelter, food, case management and holistic support for families experiencing homelessness. Each family develops a plan to achieve educational goals, optimal health, financial stability, pay off debts and save money to move into permanent housing. Shelter residents benefit from interaction with staff and community volunteers, who model effective parenting skills and assist parents as needed in looking up resources, thinking through decisions and problem solving.
Website: http://ywcagsonc.org/ Under header "What we do" - select Family shelter
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro is a Christian ministry that brings together people of all faiths to build quality, affordable homes and thriving neighborhoods where families can build better lives.
We support Habitat in the following ways:
- In 2016 we will complete our 2nd “Building on Faith” Habitat house.
- Thanks to Endowment grants for the past 2 years, we have been able to join 30+ other congregations in this endeavor.
- We provided monetary support and workers.
- We also work with Habitat on an as needed basis throughout the year.
- We also have a team that provides lunches for the work crews approximately 4 times a year.
- For more information on our lunch ministry, please contact Jean Reitzel firstname.lastname@example.org
- We sell Habitat Honor cards during the holidays.
Homerun 4 Homelessness
Home run for Homelessness is a community celebration designed to commemorate the implementation of Guilford County’s Ten Year Plan to end chronic homelessness. The event will help to promote public awareness of the Partners Ending Homelessness and increase Guilford County citizens’ overall knowledge about homelessness in our community.
Honor Cards During the Christmas holiday season we help support the following agencies through the sale of their organizations Honor Cards:
- Greensboro Urban Ministry
- Habitat for Humanity
- Interactive Resource Center
- Out of the Garden Project / Operation Backpack
HUGS (Hats, Underwear, Gloves and Socks)
During the Fall/Winter season we collect these items to be shared with organizations working with the local homeless population.
Interactive Resource Center (IRC)
The Interactive Resource Center assists people who are homeless, recently homeless or facing homelessness reconnect with their own lives and with the community at large. We offer showers, laundry facilities, computers, phone, resume writing and much more.
Hours : The IRC is open 365 days a year
Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 2pm
We assist the IRC through monetary donations, donations of personal care items i.e.: shampoo, soap, shaving cream, razors, laundry soap and other personal care items. Several members of our church also volunteer their time and talents at the IRC including members serving on the board.
Partners Ending Homelessness
Partners Ending Homelessness encourages public understanding of the causes and conditions of homelessness and leads a strong and stable system of care for individuals and families to reduce homelessness in Guilford County. Partners Ending Homelessness serves as the planning and coordinating organization for homeless service delivery in Guilford County. The Partnership is responsible for actively implementing, evaluating and updating Guilford County's Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and serves as the lead agency for Guilford County's federally designated Continuum of Care. The organization is a groundbreaking, collaborative partnership that includes over 200 community partners that work to generate housing, strengthen prevention and supportive service efforts, and increase coordination, collaboration and access through the continuum of care in our community.
TPS (Toilet Paper, Paper towels and Soap)
First Lutheran partners with other faith communities and groups to provide TPS (Tissue, Paper, Soap) for households moving from homelessness to housing. Typically, members of a household may receive food stamps, but these do not cover items such as toilet paper, paper towels, bath soap, dishwashing detergent or laundry detergent.
Winter Shelter – Men
SHELTER HELPERS NEEDED: First Lutheran is working with West Market St. United Methodist Church to provide a warm, safe shelter for men on Monday nights through March 27. Help is needed with check-in/registration, preparing meals or serving meals. Also, we need men to stay overnight and work with a staff person. Click here for a job description of overnight volunteer duties. Sign-up sheets will be in the Community Center. Great opportunity for a Sunday school class, Women’s circle, Small group activity or individuals. Please call Colette Gibson, email@example.com, 856-7481 for information on how you can help.
Also, it takes about $50 for the men to wash clothes on Monday nights. Please put quarters, if possible, or spare change, in a container in Frank Moore’s office.
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We work with West Market Street United Methodist Church assisting them with their Weaver Extension shelter. We are assigned to Monday nights. We are responsible for providing personnel to check in residents, providing dinner and having an individual (male) to stay overnight with a staff person to oversee the shelter. We also have provided monetary donations to assist with costs associated with their laundry night, we’ve donated supplies personal care items.
Winter Emergency Shelters – Women
FLC serves once a month during the winter months in which the women's winter is operational. We greet the guests, prepare and serve a meal and make breakfast bags to them to take with in the morning.