Greater Greenwood United Ministry
1404 Edgefield Street, Greenwood, S.C. 29646
(864) 942-0500



    Greater Greenwood United Ministry provides a crisis ministry,
    free medical clinic and free dental care ministry.

    The crisis ministry helps people who may have financial needs and other related needs such as:

  • Utilities (includes electric, gas and water)
  • Rent
  • Medications (emergency needs apart from free clinic help)
  • Heating fuel
  • Gasoline and kerosene
  • Homeless: temporary shelter

    Other assistance during a crisis may include:
  • Food (from GGUM food pantry, which is donated by member churches, schools,
    individuals, scouts and other organizations)
  • Fans and heaters from our warehouse
  • Free eye glasses: provided with assistance from the Lions Club
  • Jobs: One Stop Work Force centers, the Job Connection at Good Will, and others

    Referral assistance during a crisis includes:
  • Department Social Services: food stamps, AI, utility check, and etc.
  • Social Security: unemployment assistance, SSI and etc.
  • GLEAMS and SALVATION Army for additional assistance over and above our assistance
  • Jobs: One Stop Work Force centers, The Job Connection at Goodwill, and others
  • Housing: section 8 and other subsidized housing
  • Drug rehabilitation: Corner Stone and the Faith Home
  • Mental Health Issues: Beckmon Center and others
  • Counseling: credit counseling, emotional counseling, pastoral counseling
  • Clothing: Bowers Rodgers
  • Furniture: Bowers Rodgers
  • Goodwill
  • Soup Kitchen

    Free Medical Clinic for those without access to basic medical services.
  • Physician visits/examinations
  • Lab and x-rays
  • Onsite Pharmacy (free medications)
  • Medical counseling
  • Referral services to Hospital and Specialists
  • Dental services (extractions only)

Unique Assets of our Ministry:
We provide a way for community churches to collaborate in meeting needs of very vulnerable and fragile population. Those churches who join GGUM will avoid duplication of services and have qualified persons investigating each individual need. Our Free Medical Clinic is the only one in Greenwood County that provides free dental services along with its free medical services. GGUM is the only source of free prescription medicine in the county.  All services of GGUM are provided by volunteers, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, lab-techs, administrator, interviewers, receptionists and other