Everyone Can Help

Most Americans underestimate how the problem of homelessness affects families.

About 170,000 families and 343,000 children experience homelessness in the United States every year.

In Durham, fifty or more families, including 75 to 100 children, are likely to be homeless tonight! Durham Public Schools reports serving over 800 homeless children each school year.

Durham Opening Doors is a partnership between the City of DurhamDurham County and the Durham Continuum of Care.

The City and County of Durham and the Triangle United Way made an unprecedented commitment to end homelessness with the adoption of the 10-Year Results Plan to End Homelessness. The 10 Year Results Plan was renamed Durham Opening Doors to Prevent and End Homelessness (Durham Opening Doors, for short) in 2012 and its goals were aligned with the goals of the Federal Strategic Plan:

  • Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness by 2015
  • Prevent and end Veterans homelessness by 2015
  • Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth, and children by 2010
  • Set a path to ending all types of homelessness

Achieving the goals of Durham Opening Doors will require ongoing and broad based community involvement and the participation of partner agencies. We encourage you to get involved so that every resident of Durham will have a place to call home.

Everyone can do something to help end homelessness in Durham.