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
Dec 12, 2014
The Selective Enforcement Team of the Durham Police Department decided that this year instead of buying gifts for each other, they would buy gifts for their neighbors in need.View this post on Facebook
Dec 09, 2014
At Duke University Chorale 's annual concert, attendees brought food donations on their way in to enjoy the music.View this post on Facebook
Dec 08, 2014
On the 13th day of December see 10 lords of leaping and 9 ladies dancing in the student showcase for Ninth Street Dance.View this post on Facebook
Dec 05, 2014
This year Urban Ministries of Durham partnered with Housing for New Hope, Genesis Home, and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network to submit one tree in the ATC Triangle Tree Challenge.View this post on Facebook
Dec 02, 2014
Why settle for win-win when we can make today a win-win-win?
Naming an item used daily at Urban Ministries of Durham is a victory for you, a homeless neighbor, and whomever you choose to honor with your donation.
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
Nov 29, 2014
Have you begun your holiday shopping? It's a "Time of Sharing" at Vaguely Reminiscent on Ninth St.
Vaguely Reminiscent has it all! Fabulous women's clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, socks, and that perfect gift for just about everyone.Vaguely ReminiscentView this post on Facebook
Nov 28, 2014
Join Motorco Saturday night for "The Thanksgiving Leftovers" and food drive for Urban Ministries of Durham with music by the Dye Wells, The Midnight Gladness Band and others!
-$12 at the door.View this post on Facebook
Nov 25, 2014
Spoiler alert -- this video has a happy ending because of all the caring people who connect with Urban Ministries of Durham.
Urban Ministries of Durham helped each of these four neighbors move from homelessness to safe homes of their own.View this post on Facebook
Nov 20, 2014
Our friends from Bank of America stopped by this morning to serve a hot breakfast to 250 hungry and cold men, women and children.View this post on Facebook
Nov 10, 2014
Honor cards are holiday greeting cards that let your coworkers, family members, friends and all those on your holiday card list know you've made a donation in their honor, to help very poor and homeless neighbors.View this post on Facebook