The Greenville Housing Authority announces new partnership with United Housing Connections

The Greenville Housing Authority (TGHA) has announced a new partnership with United Housing Connections, a housing and homeless services provider in the Upstate. To implement a new local preference for homeless families, TGHA will provide housing vouchers to 50 homeless families that are certified by United Housing Connections as homeless and that are actively participating […]

Seeing the world through a different lense

This blog post was submitted by Julie Ann Avin, Executive Director/President of  Mental Illness Recovery Center, INC.(MIRCI). I started working at MIRCI on April 1st of 1991 – twenty-four years ago.  At the time, I was one of only three staff members, and ready to save the world.  Of course, now it’s 2015, and I haven’t […]

Why is Affordable Housing the Answer to Solving Homelessness?

This blog post is contributed by Angela Jones, Affordable Housing Coordinator at United Way of the Midlands.  Jones is licensed attorney with 11 years of legal practice including landlord-tenant and child protective services law. Over the years I have worked in the best interests of the public and for traditionally undeserved populations. Though my work has […]

Winston Clark: Formerly Homeless Veteran

This blog post is from Beth Argent and May Kirby, who both works in Homeless Outreach for Mental Illness Recovery Center, INC.(MIRCI). In the 80’s, he was a Naval Tactical Navigator, honorably discharged after six years of service. He was married with three daughters. He had always experienced some level of anxiety, but points to a near […]

Pathways to Housing National Housing First Seminar

Dr. Sam Tsemberis, founder of Pathways to Housing, is hosting a 5-Week introduction seminar dedicated to implement Housing First models in our community. Pathways to Housing is a Housing First program based on the belief that housing is a basic human right. The program provides individuals who are homeless and diagnosed with co-occurring psychiatric, addiction, and health […]

Richland County Receives SOAR TA Award

Richland County of Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH) has been chosen from other Continuum of Care (CoC)s throughout the country to receive a SOAR TA award from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The SOAR TA Award will implementing the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) strategy throughout Richland County. SOAR is a national […]

MLK Day of Service: Volunteers’ Reflections

(Pictured: Grace Riley, Lyndsey Marchman, Dawnette Hurley, Anthony Haro) On MLK Day, volunteers across the country come together for a day of service, picking up the baton handed to them by past generations and carrying forward their efforts. This year, AmeriCorps members  from Trident United Way volunteered on their day of service  at One80 Place for the Point-In- Time Count.  Throughout the […]


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