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

New Affordable Housing Coming to Durham Rescue Mission
New Affordable Housing Coming to Durham Rescue Mission »

499 men, women, and children were sleeping at the Durham Rescue Mission on January 19, 2018. Of those 499 clients, 80 men slept on the Read More »

We Need Easter Baskets

On Good Friday, March 30th, we will host a Community Easter Dinner for the needy in our community. Those in attendance will have the opportunity Read More »

Operation Rescue Warm Shelter – OPEN

Do the incoming extreme weather being called for by all weather outlets in our area, we will continue Operation Warm Shelter until temperatures rise. We Read More »

Banquet

We are preparing our annual Banquet on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Back-to-School Event

We are preparing our annual Back-to-School Event on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Upcoming Events

New Affordable Housing Coming to Durham Rescue Mission »

499 men, women, and children were sleeping at the Durham Rescue Mission on January 19, 2018. Of those 499 clients, 80 men slept on the Read More »

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Annual Easter Community Event »

The Durham Rescue Mission will be holding its Annual Easter Dinner on Good Friday, March 30th at noon. The event will be held at 1201 Read More »

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