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

20th Annual Back to School Event was a Success!
20th Annual Back to School Event was a Success! »

We would like to thank all those who helped make our 20th Back to School Party a success. All the volunteers who helped run the Read More »

Victory Students’ Field Trip

Last Thursday, Aug 8th, Victory students visited the NC museum of History. They received a guided tour by John Canzanella of Duke University’s Osher Lifelong Read More »

Ava’s Lemonade

We got to meet a very special little girl today. Little Miss Ava came to the Mission to donate diapers and wipes which she bought Read More »

Chris Wallace graduated boot Camp

Congratulations Christopher Wallace! Chris is a Victory graduate who just graduated from boot camp and is on his way to A School in Mississippi. We Read More »

Leadership Roundtable Week 1

Lt. Col. Steve Paschall, US Army (retired), delivered opening remarks for the Leadership Roundtable. Mission clients who are US Military Veterans and attended today’s Leadership Read More »

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in 2020 »

Here are a few upcoming events for 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020    Annual Easter Community Dinner Friday, May 1, 2020        9th Read More »

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Annual Back to School Event »

Save the date!!!  August 15, 2019 1201 East Main Street Durham, NC  27701 9:00 – 2:00 Volunteers needed (919) 688-9641, x5025

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