The Servant Center began in 1991 as an Episcopal outreach program helping low-income and disabled people apply for disability benefits under a federal grant with the Social Security Administration. The program was so successful that the Cone Health system contracted the group to keep providing the service. The Servant Center, Inc. was officially incorporated in 1993.
After seeing a need in the community for services that aid the homeless and disabled, in 1996 The Servant Center started the triad's first transitional housing program for homeless and disabled men and named it Servant House.
For many years Servant House graduates had difficulty finding permanent housing even when they had steady income. To give graduates and community members a place where they could live and also stay near the Servant House community, TSC opened the Glenwood Supportive Housing program in 2009. Glenwood housing lets people with disabilities live independently with access to supportive services and a case manager. In 2012, a second apartment building was added to the program and was christened Haworth House after our founder, Gail Haworth.
The food pantry was integrated in the late 90's in order to address the need of those facing food insecurity in the Greensboro community and for the residents in The Servant Center's transitional housing program.
Our Disability Assistance Program, the program that started it all, is still going strong helping homeless and disabled individuals get access to vital benefits.