Immediate Assistance

South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in Greenville. Call 2-1-1 any time from a land line --24 hours a day, 365 days a year--to link to vital services. You can also reach 2-1-1 from a mobile phone toll free at 1-866-892-9211. This service is free and is available in multiple languages. You can also visit the website below to access a form to find services. Click here for a quick view of services.

1-866-892-9211 | http://www.sc211.org/


AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Click HERE for a Sept. 2019 affordable housing guide from United Ministries. As a partner of GHA, the City of Greenville also maintains a list of housing resources. Click HERE to access the list and contact Michael Williamson to provide updates and corrections at 864-467-4570.

VETERANS: Contact Juanita Neal with Alston Wilkes Society at 864-345-1299.





    Greenville Men’s Rescue Mission 575 West Washington, Street, 29601  (864) 242-6933

    • Men must be present in person for a shelter bed starting at 5:00 a.m. At 8:00 a.m., eligibility and availability for a bed is determined. Individuals are required to pass a breathalyzer for entry.

    Shepherd’s Gate (for Women and Children) 11 Regency Hill Drive, 29607 (864) 268-5589

    • Arrive around 10:00 a.m. or call starting at 8:00 a.m. This is for women and children (girls of any age and boys up to age 10 years old).

  • THE SALVATION ARMY of Greenville County

    417 Rutherford St, 29609 (864) 235-4803

    • Men, women and children must call or stop by 417 Rutherford Street Campus to access shelter. If shelter is available, an intake will be arranged for that same day. If there are no beds available individuals or families will be instructed to contact the shelter again to check for space. A person must meet the HUD definition of homelessness to gain admittance to any Salvation Army shelter accommodations. This excludes someone exiting an institution of care (hospital/jail/prison). **Beds are not held**



    • Safe Harbor provides emergency safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children who are in crisis.

    • Partnership is established with Salvation Army of Greenville to accommodate male victims of domestic violence who are in need of emergency shelter. **This must be initiated by male survivor of domestic violence contacting Safe Harbor and completing their telephone intake.**



    • Shelter for families with children. Calls are usually taken/returned Monday - Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. **No walk-ins**

    • The IHN 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 fathers and mothers to remain with their children. IHN also is the only shelter that can accommodate families with many children


    If you are in need of housing and are living in one of the following locations, a car, shelter, outside or a building without utilities, call 864.241.0462 and request to speak with an intake or referral specialist.


    If you are a male veteran contact the intake social worker, Carolyn Golson at 803-776-4000, ext. 5190.  All Veterans will go through the intake process.   Video capability for the intake assessment can occur remotely if you have the capability.


services for our


Triune Mercy Center

222 RUTHERFORD STREET // 29609 // (864) 233-8020

  • Hot meals at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, 7:00 a.m. on Monday

  • Social workers, rehabilitation case managers, social workers focusing on sex trafficked individuals available during daytime hours, every day except Friday.

Triune works to empower rather than enable. Toward that end, relief work is limited to four hot meals a week, a grocery pantry and laundry services. Every other ministry is aimed at offering transformational possibilities – from drug rehab to social work to advice from volunteer lawyers.

Place of Hope Day Shelter

600 PENDLETON STREET // 29601 // (864) 335-2605

  • Open from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. for services. Due to high volume of service requests, it is recommended to arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.

  • Walk-ins may receive basic services such as access to a shower, restroom, laundry services, lockers, and telephone. Individuals are offered an advanced level of intensive case management: assistance obtaining identification documents, securing treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues, securing long-term housing, obtaining legal services and more. Partner agencies work to ensure citizens receive the best possible services for their individual needs. Case management is available by appointment.

  • Transportation assistance is available for individuals not from Greenville and whom have never been to Place of Hope. The counselor must talk to a family member in the returning town.

Pendleton Place Youth Resource Center

1133 PENDLETON STREET // 29601 // (864) 467-3650

  • Anyone ages 17 to 24 can drop in to do laundry, eat, take a hot shower, use the computer lab, and relax from 2-5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Emergency Mental Health Crisis

Detoxification Services


  • Click HERE to download 24 meals available each week in the community.

Cold Weather Shelter / Overflow Beds

  • Men

    • Greenville Rescue Mission: Anytime the temperature drops below 40° the Rescue Mission Gym is available after 9:00 p.m. Sobriety is not required.

    • Salvation Army: Anytime the temperature drops below 40° the Salvation Army Gym is available after 9:00 p.m. Sobriety is not a requirement, but use on property is prohibited. All potential guests are screened via the Sex Offender Registry prior to admittance into overflow/cold weather beds.

  • Women

    • Shepherd’s Gate: Anytime the temperature drops below 40° Shepherd’s Gate is available after 9:00 p.m. Sobriety is not required.