In addition to the homeless service providers profiled on the “Continuum of Care” page, Durham Opening Doors is part of a larger movement of organizations and people on the local, state, and national levels that are seeking to more effectively address and ultimately end homelessness. We encourage you to learn more about the following organizations and to support their good work:

In Durham

United Way of the Greater Triangle brings together local partner agencies, nonprofits, government volunteers and experts in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties to focus on lasting changes to key issues. Unite Way seeks to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

The Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates provide financing, technical support, consumer financial services, and advocacy for those left out of the economic mainstream. Self-Help’s mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for people of color, women, rural residents and low-wealth families and communities.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham transforms lives and communities by making home ownership possible in partnership with people who care.

Durham Community Land Trustees is a nonprofit, community based organization committed to providing permanently affordable housing for low to moderate income people and promoting community revitalization in the neighborhoods in which it operates.

Builders of Hope is helping to rebuild lives and homes by providing safe, affordable housing to working families.

Throughout North Carolina

The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness is a statewide membership nonprofit organization created to secure resources, encourage public dialogue and advocate for public policy change to end homelessness.

The North Carolina Housing Coalition is a private nonprofit membership organization working for decent, affordable housing that promotes self-determination and stable communities for low and moderate income North Carolinians.

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency seeks to create affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market.

Across the nation

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, non profit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.

The Homelessness Resource Center is an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels sharing state-of-the-art knowledge and promising practices to prevent and end homelessness.

The Homelessness Resource Exchange is HUD’s one-stop shop for information and resources for providers who are assisting persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The National Center on Family Homelessness is dedicated to developing long-term solutions to family homelessness.

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to the mission of ending homelessness.

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is a home for those who work to improve the health of homeless people and who seek housing, health care, and adequate incomes for everyone.

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty seeks to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

The National Housing Conference (NHC) engages and convenes its membership in nonpartisan advocacy for effective housing policy solutions at the local, state and national levels.

The Corporation for Supportive Housing is a national nonprofit organization and community development financial institution that helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth serves as the voice and the social conscience for the education of children and youth in homeless situations. College help for homeless students also is available! Check out this guide to higher education for homeless students from the Center for Online Education.

The National Center on Homeless Education is a national resource center of research and information to help communities address the needs of homeless children and youth and their families.

Addiction Resource raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps parents stay healthy and drug-free. Here’s a guide on how to help runaway youth who are battling drug use from promotes better health through education and awareness.