Urban Ministries of Durham information provided by: Durham System of Care

UMD's Community Shelter has 81 beds for men, 30 for women and nine family rooms with a total of 38 beds for parents and their children, for a total of 149 beds. There are also 25 overflow mats that supplement the bed space when needed. Sign ups for the Community Shelter are held between 10am and noon on Mondays and Thursdays. Clients may line up outside the shelter at 9am. The Community Shelter also offers 5 Journey Programs for shelter clients with particular needs, including families, veterans, clients seeking help with recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, clients who are working, and clients with disabilities. The Journey program provides all of the services of the Weekly Shelter Program, plus a longer term shelter commitment, a structured approach to recovery or lifestyle change, increased case management and coordinated referrals to others in Durham's Homeless Continuum of Care Network. Durham County residents may receive groceries and clothing once in a 30-day period from UMD's Food Pantry and Clothing Closet. Clothing is available to anyone in need, while households must have children or elderly or disabled members to be eligible for groceries. We assist up to 26 households per day during the hours of operation. Hours of service are Monday-Thursday from 9-11 a.m. The UMD Community Café serves three meals a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to shelter residents and anyone else in need of a meal.

There are no client fees for any of UMD's services.

Application Process:
Sign-ups for the Community Shelter are between 10am and noon Mondays and Thursdays. The Food Pantry and Clothing Closet is open Monday-Thursday 9-11am.

Record last updated: Jan 31 2016 10:01PM
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    410 Liberty Street
    Durham, NC 27701
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    Durham, NC 27701
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