Learn Who We Are
Urban Ministries of Durham is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization governed by a 18-member Board of Directors with 27 staff members and more than 2,000 volunteers.
Urban Ministries of Durham was developed and is partially supported by a diverse group of faith communities as well as many individuals, foundations, corporations, and levels of government. We're non-proselytizing and welcome guests regardless of their beliefs, religious affiliation, or non-preference. We
do offer optional spiritual support, and a chaplain is available to meet with
clients for spiritual counseling.
UMD distinguishes itself from other organizations that care for Durham's homeless and impoverished neighbors by serving as a comprehensive service provider of food, shelter, clothing and supportive services for over 6,000 men, women and children annually. We welcome guests with mental illnesses, active addictions, and those seeking outside employment.
News & Needs
Nov 21, 2013
Thanks to the generosity of the Women of Epworth UMC, clients who visited the UMD Clothing Closet this morning will not be without a proper winter coat, hat, and gloves this winter.View this post on Facebook
Nov 21, 2013
Watch to see why on Names for Change we treat necessities like toilets, maxi pads and canned peas with the honor society usually reserves for works of art and sports stadiums.
"Names for Change," McKinney's new marketing campaign for UMD, sells naming rights to all of the items that provide food, shelter and a future.View this post on Facebook
Nov 15, 2013
We couldn't agree more: "Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.Thoughts for ThursdayView this post on Facebook
Nov 12, 2013
Urban Ministries of Durham shared INDY Week Give Guide's event.
We are honored to be one of Indy Week's Give!Guide nonprofits.View this post on Facebook
Nov 12, 2013
Butterball officially kicked off UMD's holiday season again this week with a donation of dozens of turkeys to be served in our Community Cafe, and distributed to formerly homeless veterans now living in permanent housing.View this post on Facebook
Nov 06, 2013
We love being in a county that puts this sentiment, which we agree with strongly, on its new Human Services building on Main Street a block from UMD.View this post on Facebook
Oct 26, 2013
Urban Ministries of Durham shared Southern Coalition for Social Justice's photo.
We meet a lot of neighbors in this situation at UMD.View this post on Facebook