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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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

Good News for a Mission Client Spencer Condrad
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 »

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

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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Annual Fall Banquet »

Save the Date!! Thursday, October 10, 2019 Sheraton Imperial RTP  

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