A Blessing for Karen Ramsey

When I came to the mission, I was broken mentally, physically, and spiritually. I was blessed to go through the Victory Program.

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Encouragement from Shaunda

I encourage anyone who is struggling with addiction to consider coming to the Durham Rescue Mission.

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The Mended Life of Walter Cole

I had tried everything but God to overcome my addictions. Then I was referred to the Durham Rescue Mission.

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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

HOMELESS SHELTER & ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM SERVING DURHAM, CHAPEL HILL & RALEIGH

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

URGENT: Durham Rescue Mission Cancels Annual Easter Event
URGENT: Durham Rescue Mission Cancels Annual Easter Event »

URGENT: Durham Rescue Mission Cancels Annual Easter Event Due to Increased Severe Weather Potential Safety of the community and volunteers is most paramount Durham, NC 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 »

Durham Rescue Mission Open for Safe Shelter during Hurricane Florence

The Durham Rescue Mission is open to anyone who is need of safe shelter during the storm. If you are in need of shelter or Read More »

Upcoming Events

URGENT: Durham Rescue Mission Cancels Annual Easter Event »

URGENT: Durham Rescue Mission Cancels Annual Easter Event Due to Increased Severe Weather Potential Safety of the community and volunteers is most paramount Durham, NC Read More »

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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 »

Full Information »