I Need Help
Urban Ministries of Durham provides help to anyone in need, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities or ethnicity. The program is designed to provide short term assistance and time to gain renewed energy and direction for the next phase in the journey.
If you are hungry, come to the Community Café at one of the posted mealtimes.
If you need groceries, clothing or need help sorting out the services in the community to help prevent you from becoming homeless, come to the Food Pantry and Clothing Closet at the posted times.
If you are feeling lonely, depressed and in need of support, come to speak to the UMD chaplain at Bread for the Journey, come talk to someone who cares or stop by to share a meal and perhaps even a laugh with others in the Community Café.
If you are homeless and need shelter, come to the Community Cafe by entering through the Resource Center doors, underneath the purple awning, Monday at 10 a.m. to reserve a bed for two weeks. We accept emergency referrals from affiliated orgainizations any day space is available. Call 919-682-0538 x221 to learn more.
If you are suffering from addiction and want to get serious about recovery, contact Leroy Joyner or learn more about Hope-Believe Recovery.
Urban Ministries does not provide financial assistance to meet emergency needs at this time. For this type of assistance, contact the Department of Social Services at 919-560-8000 or visit their website.
For a more complete listing of social services in the Durham community, visit our Partner Agencies & Community Resources page.
News & Needs
Sep 24, 2015
Claymakers is one of the amazing pottery groups/guilds that creates hundreds of beautiful, handmade clay bowls for each year's Empty Bowls event.
Check out http://claymakers.org! Claymakers is an arts community dedicated to pottery and the clay arts.Steinfest 2015View this post on Facebook
Sep 18, 2015
The clothing sorting happened here at Urban Ministries of Durham, where Deah had volunteered personally very shortly before his death.
On September 17, 2015 more than 350 UNC School of Dentistry students spread out across the Triangle to do volunteer service in honor of their classmates Deah...View this post on Facebook
Sep 14, 2015
Basic banking services are just one thing that's far more expensive for those living in poverty.
WHEN Ken Martin, a hat-seller, pays his monthly child-support bill, he uses a money order rather than writing a cheque.It’s expensive to be poorView this post on Facebook
Aug 28, 2015
To kick off the new school year Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church lined up five grills in the parking lot to cook hot dogs and hamburgers for the 500 people who came to eat dinner at UMD last night.View this post on Facebook
Aug 17, 2015
Big news: After 6 and a half years of taking the work of Urban Ministries of Durham to a new level, Executive Director Patrice Nelson announces her plan to depart for new adventures in early 2016.View this post on Facebook
Jul 31, 2015
Remember how special you felt when you got a note on a napkin in your lunch? Pass on that same feeling by helping decorate lunch bags with kind words or drawings.View this post on Facebook
Jul 26, 2015
It's a race to the end! Let's see if you can fill in the last little bit of orange by Sunday night, getting there will help neighbors get clothes for years to come.View this post on Facebook
Jul 15, 2015
Thank you Six Plates Wine Bar for sharing the mission of UMD at Txokolifest this year and for raising thousands of dollars to meet the needs of your neighbors.View this post on Facebook
Jul 06, 2015
Help Melanie Stolp, UMD's new Food Pantry and Clothing Closet manager, purchase 9 large laundry bins to sort clothing donations and get people clothes more quickly.View this post on Facebook
Jun 15, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham added 2 new photos.
With temperatures this hot, it's especially dangerous to be homeless.View this post on Facebook
Jun 08, 2015
Go into the week feeling great because you're a part of a community that cares for your neighbors.View this post on Facebook
May 19, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham added 3 new photos.
Carolina Closets Plus worked hard to upgrade our donation room.View this post on Facebook
May 14, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham added 11 new photos.
Keller Williams Realty - RED DAY - "Give where we live." took over UMD today with more than 50 Realtors and professional landscapers and painters.View this post on Facebook
May 08, 2015
Support UMD at Txakolifest, a food and wine festival at Six Plates Wine Bar, Saturday May 16th.View this post on Facebook