Durham’s Continuum of Care for homeless people has many partner agencies that are providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing to homeless people. The Continuum of Care is led by the City of Durham’s Department of Community Development.
Durham’s homeless housing providers include:
Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Alliance Behavioral Healthcare coordinates two HUD supportive housing programs providing permanent housing assistance, in connection with supportive services, to five chronically homeless individuals and seven homeless families. The overall goal is to improve and stabilize a consumer’s housing situation by providing rental assistance and services to help the consumer move towards a life of residential stability and self sufficiency. Alliance Behavioral Healthcare’s larger focus is to manage the public mental health, intellectual/ developmental disability and substance abuse services for the citizens of Durham, Wake, Cumberland and Johnston counties. 800-510-9132
In addition to a wide variety of health-related services, CAARE offers transitional housing for homeless veterans. 919-683-5300
CASA enhances the lives of persons with disabilities by providing rental apartment homes that are designed to help residents overcome challenges and achieve successful living. CASA received a Durham Continuum of Care grant in 2010 to develop 10 one-bedroom units for persons who are homeless and have disabilities, with a preference and priority given to veterans. Construction for this project is scheduled to begin in 2013. 919-754-9960
Durham Crisis Response Center
For more than twenty years, the Durham Crisis Response Center has been the sole provider of comprehensive shelter and support services in the Durham area to survivors and their families in the aftermath of domestic or sexual violence, providing counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and shelter. 24-Hour Crisis Line: (919) 403-6562
The Durham Housing Authority
The Durham Housing Authority’s mission is to be a leader for affordable housing in Durham County by serving as a housing safety net, promoting individual self-sufficiency, leveraging core housing competency to support DHA’s mission, managing real estate and facilitating and participating in mixed income housing development. The major goal of the Housing Authority is to provide high quality housing for Durham’s low and moderate income citizens. 919-683-1551
Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network
Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network addresses the immediate and ongoing needs of homeless families by mobilizing Durham congregations and people of faith to help families move toward residential stability and self-sufficiency. DIHN provides emergency shelter for up to four homeless families at a time primarily through a network of religious congregations that typically host families for one week at a time on a rotating basis. 919-682-2846
Durham Rescue Mission
The Durham Rescue Mission strives to meet, through the power of Jesus Christ, the needs of the whole person: spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, social, and vocational, so that those who are hurting may become fully functioning members of society. The Mission provides a continuum of housing for homeless people and is one of the largest emergency shelter providers in Durham. 919-688-9641
Genesis Home works to end homelessness for families with children and young adults by providing housing and supportive services to foster independence. During an average transitional housing stay of 6 months, residents and staff work together to meet parenting, nutrition, education, job, and housing-related goals. 919-683-5878
Housing for New Hope
Housing for New Hope provides a unique continuum of care for the most needy of Durham’s citizens through outreach and crisis assistance, transitional housing, and permanent housing. 919-489-6282
Love & Respect
Love & Respect’s mission is to teach people in recovery from addictions the power of self and the benefits of living responsibly, using the concept and therapeutic value of one addict helping another. Love & Respect offers limited emergency shelter for men and transitional housing for men seeking recovery. 919-672-0934
TROSA is a comprehensive, long-term, residential substance abuse recovery program. TROSA is the largest state-licensed residential therapeutic community in North Carolina and is widely respected for its innovative entrepreneurial approach to the pervasive issue of substance abuse. 919-419-1059
Urban Ministries of Durham
Urban Ministries seeks to comprehensively address the emergency needs of the poor, hungry, and homeless in Durham, North Carolina. It is one of the largest providers of emergency shelter for homeless men, women, and families in Durham. 919-682-0538. Try your luck with UMD’s interactive social media game designed to build awareness about issues of homelessness at www.playspent.org.
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs, and opportunities for individual and community involvement. In Durham, VOA operates transitional housing for homeless veterans, 919-477-0571, and a Supportive Services For Veteran Families program, 919-799-0440.