Helping the Homeless

Are you in danger of becoming homeless?

You can get help ranging from a place to stay for the night to a meal for your family. Go to the closest service center to get help. Your specific needs will be entered at one location and shared with our network of providers. Making it easier for you to get the help you need. If you are a veteran or a young person up to age 24, specialized services are offered at the sites below. Visit one of the service centers in the area:

Individuals and Families

  1. Oak City Cares
    1430 S. Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    Walk-in-service or Call: (984) 344-9599 (select Option #4)
  2. Wake County Northern Regional Center
    350 E. Holding Avenue
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 562-6300
  3. Wake County Southern Regional Center
    130 N. Judd Parkway NE
    Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
    (919) 557-2501
  4. Wake County Eastern Regional Center
    1002 Dogwood Drive
    Zebulon, NC 27597
    (919) 404-3900
  5. Dorcas Ministries
    187 High House Road
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919) 469-9861 ext. 203

Veterans Only

  1. Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center
    508 Fulton Street
    Durham, NC 27705
    (877) 424-3838

Youth up to 24 Years

  1. Haven House Youth Services
    600 W. Cabarrus Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919) 833-3312

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.