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Durham Community Resources

Food and Nutrition

Urban Ministries of Durham County

410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 682-0538

Urban Ministries of Durham is a faith-based non-profit committed offering support to those experiencing housing and food scarcity. UM’s community Cafe offers three meals daily to anyone who wants to join them for a meal. UM also has a Food Pantry and Clothing Closet available to clients on a monthly basis.

Food Bank CENC

2700 Angier Ave A, Durham, NC 27703

Phone: (919) 956-2513

The Food bank of Central & Eastern NC is a non-profit dedicated to ending food scarcity for families of the Triangle. Programs include food pantries, kids summer meals and weekend power packs, and nutrition education.

Interfaith Food Shuttle
919) 536-4201 (Duke Memorial site)
(919) 682-3301 (Iglesia Episcopal El Buen Pastor Site)

The Inter-faith Food Shuttle provides free, fresh produce to families in the triangle. In Durham, the food shuttle can be found the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Duke Memorial UMC at 504 W. Chapel Hill Street and the 1st Saturday at Iglesia Episcopal El Buen Pastor at 1852 Liberty Street. Call in advance for best arrival time to receive food number.

Parental and Youth Support

East Childrens Durham Initiative

2101 Angier Ave, Durham, NC 27703

Phone: (919) 908-8709

EDCI’s mission is to create a pipeline of high-quality services from birth through high school graduation for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham.

Exchange Family Center

3400 Croasdaile Dr STE 206, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 403-8249

Exchange Family Center is a nonprofit that makes a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and their families through the provision of family support, individual counseling, group counseling, case management, education, and supportive services.

Career and Reentry Services

NC Works Career Center

1105 S Briggs Avenue

Phone: 919-560-6880

The NCWorks Career Center system is a partnership of local workforce development professionals that provides adults in the triangle with support in areas of job training, career development, & work readiness

Durham Local Reentry Council

200 E Main Street Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-560-0300

The LRC connects formerly incarcerated individuals with services and support including but not limited to: Job readiness training, Childcare Assistance, Substance Abuse Treatment, transportation assistance, mental health counseling, housing providers, and other basic needs.

Criminal Justice Resource Center

326 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 560-0500

The Criminal Justice Resource Center provides community based programs for justice involved adults. Services in these programs include, but are not limited to, outpatient substance use disorder treatment services, cognitive behavior intervention, employment training and placement assistance, housing, wrap around services, access to educational services, and much more.

Made in Durham

359 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 627-6420

Made in Durham is a community partnership of engaged educators, business, government, nonprofits, youth and young adults aligning their resources and initiatives to create an education-to-career system that better equips Durham’s youth for career and life success and builds a stronger local workforce.

LGBTQ Support Services

LGBTQ Center of Durham

114 Hunt St, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 827-1436

The LGBTQ Center of Durham is a non-profit organization supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ and non-binary identified members of the Durham Community.

Triangle Empowerment Center

931 E. Main Street Suite 1A, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 800-806-3558

Triangle Empowerment Center, Inc. is positioned to meet the needs of persons from various socio-economic backgrounds, to include those with low income, homelessness, unemployed, disabled substance abusers, HIV/AIDS, and veterans who find themselves in emergency crisis situations.

PrEP Services

Lincoln Community Health Center

1301 Fayetteville St Durham, NC 27707

Phone: 919-956-4000

LCHC offers a wide range of health services including adult medicine, pediatrics, dental, social work/mental health services, family care nursing and outreach into the home.


North Carolina AIDS Training & Education Center​

Phone: 919-843-1510

The North Carolina Aids Training & Education Center provides information, resources, and educational opportunities for individuals who are interested in protecting themselves from becoming infected with HIV.


Durham Department of Social Services

200 E Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-560-0300

The Department of Social Services is a part of the Durham County government that invests in the safety and stability of families, elderly, and disabled adults.They provide Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Family Crisis Services, In-Home Services, and Long Term Care.

Medicaid Office of NC
(800) 622-7030
Medicaid is government provided health insurance for families and individuals with financial or health needs that are not otherwise met by commercial insurance. A DSS caseworker can help determine if you qualify for Medicaid and help you in the application process.

Durham County Department of Public Health

414 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 560-7600

The public health department provides a variety of health services to members of the community, including, free STD/HIV testing, women’s health services, immunizations, and nutrition and health education programs.


Housing and Homelessness

Urban Ministries of Durham: Journey Programs
410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701

(919) 682-0538

Urban ministries of Durham is a faith-based nonprofit committed to offering support to those experiencing homelessness and food scarcity. The shelter now seeks to provide every single client not just with food and shelter, but also with a future, offering case management to end their homelessness through our Journey Programs

Families Moving Forward

300 N Queen St, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 683-5878

Working together, we help provide families with children a stable, safe and loving environment while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness. 

Housing for New Hope

18 W Colony Pl # 250, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 489-6282

Housing for New Hope is a non-profit that offers a variety of programming designed to help North Carolinian's facing homelessness. These programs include outreach and case management, rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing for qualifying individuals.

Durham Rescue Mission:

Women's & Children's Division/ Men's Division

Women & Children's Division- 507 E Knox St, Durham, NC 27701

Men's Division- 1201 East Main St. Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 688-9641

The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham, NC’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, providing food, clothing, permanent supportive housing, vocational training, Biblical counseling, job placement, education, accountability and much more.

Family Advocacy

Durham Crisis Response Center

206 N Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

Phone:(919) 403-6562

The Durham Crisis Response Center works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support and prevention. DCRC has a temporary shelter for women and children, counseling and support groups, hospital accompaniment, and legal advocacy.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

3710 University Dr #140, Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 956-9124

In Stepp

3717-B University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 680-8000

InStepp, Inc. is a dedicated, community-based nonprofit company empowering women and girls to overcome the challenges in their lives and succeed personally and professionally through innovative, gender responsive training, education and prevention services in the Triangle area.

Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham

2105 NC-54, Durham, NC 27713

Phone: (919) 228-0997

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham is a nonprofit that provides emergency services to community members including assistance with housing needs, transportation, prescription co-pays and more. The Coalition also co-sponsors a clothing closet for individuals on probation or returning
from jail or prison and their families.

Mental Health Services

NC Hopeline

Phone: 919-231-4525

NC HopeLine provides the community with a free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline and texting service. HopeLine specializes in suicide and crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgmental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resolution, and referrals to appropriate community resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. At the locally operated crisis centers, they connect callers to resources offering additional support and understanding.

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