SHELTER MINISTRIES

Keeping our Neighbors Safe

The Salvation Army emergency homeless shelters address the temporary housing needs of transient, chronically, at-risk and newly homeless individuals in Greenville County. Our emergency homeless shelters provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment to those experiencing homelessness, and shelter residents also receive three meals per day, personal hygiene items, clothing and referrals to other agencies based on individual assessment. These critical community services greatly enhance an individual's or family's ability to regain financial stability. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our shelters have slowed intake of new residents. Please call 864-235-4803 (men’s shelter extension: 66126 and women’s shelter extension: 66147) to speak to shelter staff about available bed space.*Note: we do not hold beds.

In addition, individuals who pass through our shelters receive a wide range of services to help them work toward a stable residence. Individuals are given educational and employment opportunities through our fellow United Way Partner agencies. The Salvation Army's emergency homeless shelters provide more than just a good night's sleep for homeless men and women; they provide the necessary tools to transition men and women from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

The Women's and Children's Refuge houses up to 36 women and children. Residents are given clothing, meals, guidance and compassion. If necessary, they may be referred to other community resources for long-term solutions. The Men's Refuge house up to 60 men. The residents in our refuges are encouraged to work toward accountability and ownership of their life. The shelter program staff network with other agencies to provide resources for residents seeking to improve their employment situations, life skills and more. Check out the video below to learn about Vernell's story and how our local staff helped her find stability after her stay in our shelter:

The Salvation Army also offers an emergency cold weather shelter when temperatures drop below freezing. The Salvation Army opens this shelter in partnership with other local agencies, and our shelter serves as an overflow space once Miracle Hill's cold weather shelter is full. Our temporary shelters holds 25 men, and we provide light refreshments during the overnight stay. The emergency homeless shelters are located at 417 Rutherford Street, Greenville, SC, 29609. For more information, please call 864-235-4803 (men’s shelter extension: 66126 and women’s shelter extension: 66147).