While we at CASA are proud of our work in providing homes for those in need, we’re happy to report we aren’t the only non-profit organization helping fight homelessness in Durham, NC. These Durham nonprofits are also dedicated to easing the burdens of homelessness throughout their communities. Read on to learn more about these wonderful organizations serving Durham and the greater Triangle area, as well as how you can donate to help alleviate homelessness today.


Families Moving Forward


Families Moving Forward (FMF) provides emergency shelter and supportive services to Durham families in need. Created in 2016 after the successful merger of Genesis Home and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network, this organization serves 75-85 families and 160-200 children annually. Notably, FMF provides robust services for all children under its care, offering specialized programs allowing them to continue their education under guidance from specialized staff. Furthermore, FMF works with families for up to a year after they move into permanent housing to help them become stable and self-sufficient. FMF capably serves up to 21 families at a time at their 300 N. Queen Street facility in Durham while also working with partner agencies for families needing additional services.


Urban Ministries of Durham


Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) provides food, shelter, and other assistance to homeless families and individuals in need. Formed in 2001 from the merging of the Durham Community Shelter for HOPE, St. Philip’s Community Cafe, and the United Methodist Mission Society, UMD now operates as a campus to more fully address the needs of the poor, hungry, and homeless in Durham. Thanks to the assistance of volunteers and donations, Urban Ministries of Durham serves over 6,000 people annually from their location at 410 Liberty Street. UMD keeps its doors open to everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

CASA is proud to be part of an ongoing community that’s so generous and dedicated to helping Durham’s most vulnerable in their times of need. If you wish to donate and contribute to ending homelessness in Durham and the surrounding Triangle area, follow this link to help someone today.