The Servant Center began as an Episcopal Servant Leadership Project with church volunteers working with those experiencing homelessness to apply for SSI/SSDI benefits. Since that time, The Servant Center has grown organically and has stepped in to meet numerous gaps in service. In 1993 The Servant Center became a 501(c) 3 and began operating under a Social Security Administration grant. While working with those on the street experiencing homelessness, with disabilities, it was alarmingly clear that many of those persons were veterans and needed more services than could be provided by a traditional shelter. So, in 1999 the organization opened Servant House, the first transitional housing program in Greensboro.
The Center spent much of its early history assisting low-income and disabled persons to apply for SSI/SSDI benefits and in 1997 contracted with Cone Health Systems to continue helping their under and un-insured patients, establishing its Disability Assistance Program. The Servant Center often had difficulty finding appropriate housing for its graduates of Servant House. Therefore, The Servant Center has constructed two permanent supportive housing complexes. These complexes offer 17 apartments along with supportive services. In 2005 the Center became involved in coordinating the first Triad Stand Down, a one-day event of comprehensive services to approximately 200 homeless veterans from 12 counties. In 2008 The Servant Center sponsored the AmeriCorps Partners Ending Homelessness, a program in which AmeriCorps members volunteer a year of their lives to serving those in the Guilford County community who are at risk for or are experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity.