Located along I-85, Greenville is an area with acute socio-economic challenges. There are significant social problems among the permanent residents, and the highway brings a regular flow of transient homeless people. In addition, large numbers of immigrant families are settled in our area.
South Greenville is a strong and positive community, but it has a share of people with addiction problems, homelessness and health challenges. Crime in the area includes prostitution, human trafficking, unemployment and mental health issues. Homes are often broken by crime and it is the children and young people who suffer.
The churches, community centers, health clinics and schools are already doing excellent work among those who live and work in South Greenville, but more funding is needed to expand their work and improve the lives of those who want to move forward.