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.
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.