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 21, 2014
It's National Community Development Week in Durham - showcasing positive impacts of federal funding programs.
The City of Durham is joining other communities across the country in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program with a week of events planned to showcase the positive impacts in Durham.City of Durham - News and Noteworthy DetailsView this post on Facebook
Apr 16, 2014
Several members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gamma Beta Chapter, are sleeping outdoors on the campus of NC Central University this week to better understand, draw attention to and raise support for the needs of their homeless neighbors.View this post on Facebook
Apr 15, 2014
A powerful collaboration between Judea Reform, Beth El Synagogue and Kol Haskalah is making a difference in the lives of our poor and homeless neighbors.View this post on Facebook
Apr 11, 2014
Thank you to our friends in Catholic Daughters of the Americas - Court Durham and Immaculate Conception Church for your recent donation of Souper Bowl funds and toiletries for the Food Pantry.View this post on Facebook
Apr 03, 2014
Despite the construction, we continue to make room in our Resource Center building for activities that help shelter clients end their homelessness.View this post on Facebook
Mar 28, 2014
It's the good kind of mess! We're doing about $500,000 in high-priority renovations, thanks to the generosity of community partners.View this post on Facebook
Mar 20, 2014
It's really close! We need your vote for Housing for New Hope, our partner agency, on this webpage in the Community Development category, to secure $5,000 for rapid rehousing for homeless neighbors.
As part of the What Matters Community Luncheon, we are excited to present four $5,000 awards recognizing innovation in the Triangle region.View this post on Facebook
Mar 17, 2014
Thank you to our great friends at Vert & Vogue for holding UMD Day Saturday to celebrate their spring collection and making a wonderful cash donation to UMD.View this post on Facebook
Mar 14, 2014
It's Pi Day 2014! Will you celebrate by putting your name on a piece of pie we'll serve to your poor and homeless neighbors? https://t.co/R2l23YJ0aV.
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 PieView this post on Facebook
Mar 13, 2014
Urban Ministries of Durham shared Vert & Vogue's photo.
This spring collection sounds like it goes to 11.View this post on Facebook