Alex Winn's Second Chance

“I want to thank the Durham Rescue Mission for pointing me to the God that saved my life.”

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God Works a Miracle For Sheila Wilder

“The Durham Rescue Mission has totally changed my life.”

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Chris Wallace Achieves His Goal

“It all starts with knowing your weaknesses then you can build on your strengths.”

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John Davis' Incredible Transformation

“My life went from living for the things of this world to living for God’s will for my life.”


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How Do I Help the Homeless in Durham

There are a number of ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of our homeless neighbors here in Durham. You can volunteer in one of our kitchens, at our daycare, or even as a tutor. You can also make a gift through any of our donation options. No matter how you choose to contribute, we are incredibly grateful for your kindness. Click the links below to learn more:

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Our Mission


As Durham, NC’s oldest and largest long-term shelter, the Durham Rescue Mission currently serves 400 men, women and children a day, 365 days a year throughout the Triangle by providing safe shelter, addiction recovery programs and much more.

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Latest News

Rutledge “RH” Harry Ballard, Jr.
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November 6, 1930–June 24, 2019 DURHAM – Mr. Rutledge “R.H.” Harry Ballard, Jr., 88, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019. R.H. was born November 6, Read More »

Good News for a Mission Client Spencer Condrad

Another Mission client receives good news regarding his drivers license. Spencer Conrad holds a NC CDL and was at risk of losing it due to Read More »

Urgent: Annual Easter Event Time Change Due to Incoming Weather

The Annual Easter Basket Give-Away Community Event is being changed from a 12:00 start this Friday to a 9:00 AM start due to projected rain Read More »

Operation Rescue Warm Shelter

We had a Full House at the Mission for lunch today! Lots of folks came in over the weekend to get out of the cold, Read More »

Upcoming Events

July 19th City Barbeque Fundraiser »

We’re partnering with City Barbeque once again on July 19th. Go have a good time with the family or friends and enjoy some delicious food Read More »

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Annual Back to School Event »

Save the date!!!  August 15, 2019 1201 East Main Street Durham, NC  27701 10:00 – 2:00 Volunteers needed (919) 688-9641, x5025

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