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Greater Greenwood United Ministry (GGUM)
opened the doors of its Crisis Ministry in January 1995.

Initially funded by 17 partner churches, GGUM provided various types of critical needs and financial assistance to residents of Greenwood County.

Today, the Crisis Ministry is funded by over 60 partner churches and provides financial assistance to those facing rent eviction or utility disconnection, an emergency food pantry, crisis intervention programs including job searches and financial coaching; and eyeglasses and eye screenings.

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The GGUM Free Medical Clinic opened
its doors in January 1997.

The clinic, certified through the South Carolina Free Clinic Association, serves as a medical home for anyone who cannot afford health insurance yet does not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

The clinic’s mission is to provide critical primary medical care to those who would normally seek it through the local Emergency Room.

Programs and services available at no cost to the patient include medical visits with primary care, internal medicine, and gynecological providers; on-site Pharmacy; Diabetic Education; case management; lab and x-ray services.


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Rosemary C. Bell
Executive Director

Rosemary Bell was named Executive Director of Greater Greenwood United Ministry in January 2014. She has a passion for people and her community. She strives to make a difference in the lives of those she meets and serves.

Prior to taking the helm of GGUM, Rosemary graduated from the University of South Carolina and served for 30 years as the Director of Prevention and Wellness Services and Wellness Works of Self Regional Healthcare. She received certifications in Healthy Communities Training, Asset Based Community Development, is a graduate of the National Healthy Communities Fellowship, and earned the Director of Health Promotion certification from the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.

Rosemary feels that God provided her experiences working in the community with business, industry, churches, schools, and civic organizations to prepare her for leadership of GGUM. GGUM not only assists individuals in life and medical crisis, but it makes referrals to other community resources as needed.