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.
Beginning March 6th we will be signing in visitors to our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet in the Cafe. The line will form in the breezeway outside the door leading to our shelter. Sign up begins at 9am, please wait outside until instructed to come inside to sign in.
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 Shelter
Monday at 9 a.m. to reserve a bed for the week. 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
Apr 14, 2015
Oh yeah -- Strings Attached show coming up a week from Friday! These are great shows in an intimate, listening-room format at St.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter returns for an intimate concert benefiting the work of @[125099621030:274:Urban Ministries of Durham].View this post on Facebook
Mar 31, 2015
Let us know your thoughts about the way privilege and opportunity are discussed in this video.
With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.View this post on Facebook
Mar 20, 2015
Today, we're pleased to announce UMD has been awarded a $7,500 grant from BJ's Charitable Foundation of BJ's Wholesale Club! $6,500 will go toward preparing meals in the Community Cafe three times a day to anyone in the community who needs it and $1,000 toward the purchase of bus passes for Journey Program clients staying in the Community Shelter.View this post on Facebook
Mar 17, 2015
Saturday, two faith communities, Immaculate Conception Church and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chapel Hill, spent the afternoon working together to sort clothes in the UMD Clothing Closet, which serves 480 families per month! Thank you and all the congregations that help for all your hard work!View this post on Facebook
Mar 09, 2015
A great selfie taken by our esteemed soup judges and excellent emcees Lowdown Show having fun at Empty Bowls! Thank you for sharing your time and talent to help your neighbors.View this post on Facebook
Mar 06, 2015
Many of you will remember that murdered UNC-CH graduate dentistry student Deah Barakat had volunteered to help homeless people with dental needs at Urban Ministries of Durham shortly before his senseless murder last month.View this post on Facebook
Feb 18, 2015
Today's weather putting you in the mood for some soup? It's the perfect day to buy your tickets to sample 12 by top Triangle chefs the evening of March 5 at Durham Convention Center.
Join us to fill empty bowls with hope! Empty Bowls is the signature event for Urban Ministries of Durham, the private, non-sectarian downtown charity that provides food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need, ending homelessness for 289 people in a single year.United Therapeutics presents Empty Bowls 2015 to benefit Urban Ministries of DurhamView this post on Facebook
Feb 17, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham added 4 new photos.
The weather outside is downright dangerous, but that only makes the community's efforts to offer food, shelter and a future through Urban Ministries of Durham even more important.View this post on Facebook
Feb 06, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham Executive Director Patrice Nelson is featured in the Conversations at Fletcher interview series.
Patrice Nelson, Urban Ministries Durham Nov 25, 2014 http://ajf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Patrice-Nelson-Podcast.mp3 Patrice Nelson, the executive director of Urban Ministries Durham, joins us for an earnest discussion about homelessness.Patrice Nelson, Urban Ministries Durham | A.J. Fletcher FoundationView this post on Facebook
Feb 03, 2015
Be a philanthropist and a romantic this Valentine's day and call on Heart Of Carolina Chorus to help neighbors in need and surprise your valentine with a sweet serenade.View this post on Facebook
Feb 02, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham added 5 new photos.
Ooooh -- a sneak peek at beautiful Empty Bowls bowls in progress at Claymakers Arts Community.View this post on Facebook
Jan 30, 2015
Can we talk? The New York Times discusses a hard-to-discuss problem we seek to address here at Urban Ministries of Durham: Poor and homeless women's lack of feminine hygiene products, which can cause not just distress but a host of other difficulties, including missing school and work.
For women living in poverty, the cost of feminine hygiene products is yet another burden on an already stretched budget.Helping Women and Girls. Period.View this post on Facebook
Jan 06, 2015
Urban Ministries of Durham added 4 new photos.
The Forest at Duke always arrives to volunteer with huge smiles on their faces.View this post on Facebook
Jan 05, 2015
Do you like round numbers? Ones like $70,000? As of this post, we're just $141 short of that milestone on namesforchange.org.
Urban Ministries of Durham is selling the naming rights to all of the items that connect our clients to food, shelter and a future.It's just stuff…until you don't have it.View this post on Facebook
Jan 02, 2015
The road to ending homelessness requires a driver’s license.
Without an ID, you can’t get a job or rent an apartment.
Urban Ministries of Durham is selling the naming rights to all of the items that connect our clients to food, shelter and a future.Fight homelessness with this IDView this post on Facebook