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
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