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Greenville County Soup Kitchens & Shelters
Greer Soup Kitchen – Daily Bread MinistriesGreer – 521 East Poinsett Street – 864-968-0323Daily soup kitchen
Miracle Hill Ministries -- 575 West Washington Street – 864-242-6933Homeless shelter and food, always open
Project Host Soup Kitchen -- 525 South Academy Street – 864-235-3403Soup kitchen serving lunch daily
Rescue Mission -- 517 West Washington Street-- Weather shelter when temperatures drop below 40 degrees for about 100 men.
United Ministries – The Place of Hope606 Pendleton Street – 864-232-6463 -- Providing basic necessities, assistance with long-term housing and employment
Greenville County Food Banks & Pantries
Foothills Family ResourcesSlater – 3 Main Street – 864-836-1100 -- Food pantry Monday-Friday with canned and non-perishable items
Greer ReliefGreer – 202 Victoria Street – 864-848-5355 -- Food pantry and emergency financial assistance
Harvest Hope Food Bank– Partner agencies in Greenville County
Loaves & Fishes --25 Woods Lake Road, Suite 812 – 864-232-3595 -- Collecting and distributing excess perishable food to organizations helping the homeless
Piedmont Emergency Relief Center -- 3 Main Street – Piedmont – 864-845-5355 -- Emergency food assistance
Greenville County Affordable Housing Resources
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources – SHARE
Upstate Homeless Coalition of SC
More Greenville County Homelessness Resources
New Horizon Family Health Services – Health care for the homeless program Greer – 111-A Berry Avenue – 864-801-2035, Ext. 1212
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality NetworkGAIHN – Networking churches to help homeless families
Generous Garden Project - growing fresh produce for local food banks, shelters, and ministries
Some 30 percent of respondents in the new study said they were homeless for the first time, she said.
According to the Jan. 24 count, Greenville County has the most homeless people at 896 followed by Horry County at 839 and Charleston County at 403.
A new national report on homelessness says South Carolina has 11 homeless people per 10,000 residents. In comparison, the homeless rate for Georgia is nearly double that amount. North Carolina and Tennessee homelessness is slightly higher than the Palmetto State, according to “The State of Homelessness in America".
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HOMELESS IN THE SOUTH
"RAISING AWARENESS IS SO IMPORTANT, PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHATS GOING ON."
THESE ARE THE WORDS SPOKEN BY SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SENATOR KARL B. ALLEN WHILE FILMING THEHOMELESS IN THE SOUTH DOCUMENTARY. P.H.O. FOUNDER AND FILM MAKER JEFF AKERS IS TELLING THE STORY THROUGH THE CAMERA LENS SO VIEWERS CAN TRULY UNDERSTAND THE DAILY STRUGGLES OF THE HOMELESS IN GREENVILLE,SC.
THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF PROJECT HOMELESS OUTPOST IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN THE SOUTH, RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS, RAISE ADEQUATE FUNDING, AND EDUCATE THE HOMELESS ABOUT AVAILABLE RESOURCES. PROVIDING BASIC FOOD PACKAGES AND HYGIENE KITS ARE ALSO PART OF THE MISSION, IN ADDITION TO CREATING OUTPOST DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS WHERE HOMELESS CITIZENS CAN ALSO RECEIVE FULL MEALS.
HOMELESS IN THE SOUTH WILL PROVIDE A CANDID POINT OF VIEW AND ALSO GUIDE US THROUGH A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE HOMELESS IN GREENVILLE COUNTY, AND OUR STATE.
FUNDING THIS DOCUMENTARY IS BASED UPON DONATIONS, AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Homeless statistics in Greenville
Living on the streets has increased 72 percent in the past two years, the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless reports.
“The number of people who were found to be unsheltered is troubling,” the analysis states. The snapshot picture of the problem is based on the coalition’s Jan. 24 count of 6,032 homeless statewide, including 3,116 who reported finding refuge outside of shelters. In 2011 the total homeless count was 4,701.
The problem of homelessness to some extent reflects a lack of affordable housing, said Anita Floyd of the South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless.