How we Help
The City provides funding to local agencies that assist people at risk of becoming homeless and people that are currently dealing with homelessness. Homeless prevention programs help people regain their financial and housing stability. Emergency shelters provide temporary residence for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Raleigh shelters are operated by Wake County and several nonprofit organizations. There is also supportive affordable housing is affordable housing with on-site services that help formerly homeless or disabled tenants live with dignity in the community.
Where to Find Help
The City of Raleigh has been working with the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness, Catholic Charities, and Wake County since 2014 in a very deliberate way with the goal of ending homelessness as we know it.
Oak City Outreach Center at 215 South Person Street is a place where people who are hungry or homeless can find a meal, clothing and additional services. This center is open on the weekends and the services are provided by non-profit and faith-based organizations. Everyone is welcome here. More than 60 organizations provide warm food, clothes, and other services to approximately 340 people on weekends every month, about 60 percent of whom are homeless. More than 280,000 meals have been served here since June 2014 when the city began leasing the space to the partnership for $1 a year.
The City is working with the same partners to develop the NEW Oak City Center at 1430 South Wilmington Street. The new Center (anticipated completion early 2019) will provide coordinated services for families and individuals facing housing instability or homelessness. The focus of the new Oak City Center will be on tailoring services to the needs of each family / individual. In addition, the services and food distribution currently offered at the Oak City Outreach Center on weekends will be relocated to the new location and will continue to be offered on the weekends. The City of Raleigh has contributed $3.1 million to the development of Oak City Center. Catholic Charities will oversee the services offered at the new Center.
Help is just a phone call away. Reach out to one of the following agencies to become entered to receive services. These agencies will ensure equal access for all persons seeking support for a housing crisis.
Triangle Family Services Coordinated Intake
Haven House Youth Services
600 West Cabarrus St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
1012 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
919-828-7740 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
Wake County Southern Regional Center
130 N. Judd Parkway NE
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Wake County Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Drive
Zebulon, NC 27597
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
919-469-9861 Ext. 203