Wake County Blog

Have you spotted the new garden?

Thanks to some AWESOME volunteers the Center for Hope now has a garden that offers fresh basil, squash, and other items that can be used in our kitchen. Fresh and healthy choices are so important to the families in our shelter; however, fresh produce is not only expensive and hard to keep at the center because it’s perishable. However, Learn more about how we can utilize fresh produce and healthy snacks for the kids and families ==>

Learn more about Project CATCH

Project CATCH started in 2011 thanks to the help of local partners and funding. The program works with 11 homeless shelter and programs in the area to ensure that they are able to correctly identify and address the needs of children in their care. In Wake County alone there are approximately 5,000 children ages 0-18 experiencing homelessness, with 2,700 of them being school aged. Learn more about Project CATCH and how you can help ==>

Wake County Commissioner responds to the needs of families experiencing homelessness.

Commissioner Jessica Holmes was inspired by her past to provide a meal for women and children in The Salvation Army’s Shelter.

Family Fun Night: Valentine's Day

With the regular everyday stress of being a parent plus the added stress of experiencing homelessness, it is crucial that the families have the opportunity in a stress free environment to interact with each other as mother and child(ren). Family Fun Night ensures that the families have quality time with constructive fun activities. Volunteer Groups, like the JAB, make these extra special and create an impact that goes beyond a simple activity.

White Flag for Winter Weather

The Salvation Army participates in White Flag and opens its door to keep even more families out of the cold. What you need to know and how you can help.

Seeing Hope Through the Lens of a Homeless Child

Professional Photojournalist, Linda Solomon, & Chevrolet give children living in The Salvation Army’s Women & Children’s Shelter the opportunity to show their Hopes & Dreams through photography.

Shelter Wish List

The Salvation Army’s Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope location includes the Barbara L. Goodmon Women & Children's Shelter that serves an average of 80 per day. One of our goals is to provide each woman that comes to building a welcome kit to help them transition into their new “home.”

Pictures of Hope

Professional photographer, Linda Solomon, is teaming up with Chevrolet to introduce "Pictures of Hope" to children living in The Salvation Army of Wake County's Barbara L. Goodmon Women & Children's Shelter.

Community Partners Come Together to Send Homeless Children to Summer Camp

The Salvation Army’s Project CATCH and others Hosts Informative Meeting for Parents