About The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham

Serving the youth of Durham since 1937.

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and most of all, hope and opportunity.

Our History

The Salvation Army of Durham has served the community for more than a century, offering youth assitance for the majority of its existence. Since it was founded originally as a Red Shield Club for Boys in 1937, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham has followed suit to provide a save haven for more than 80 children each day. In the decades since, young people have grown stronger and gained confidence thanks to the after-school, weekend, and summer Club programming. Operating out of the same site, both the Club and Salvation Army offices are located at the intersection of Liberty Street and Alston Avenue, in the heart of Durham's most troubled neighborhoods. In this community, adult role models struggle to provide their families with the basics of life. Youth do not have a vision for success or the appropriate concept of a productive and fulfilling life. Despite ever-present challenges, this is where the Club does the most good in changing the course of a child's life.

Join Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club operates with the guidance of our wonderful Advisory Council. With the help of this working board, we are able to reach fund-raising goals and improve programming for our Club kids. 

Join Alumni Council

A long-awaited organization for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club has arrived! Our Alumni Council consists of dedicated and motivated alumni of our Boys & Girls Club who are passionate about keeping alumni involved! Through volunteering, attending special alumni events, and fund-raising, we are excited to welcome our alumni back to the Club! 


Our Boys & Girls Club is located at 810 N. Alston Avenue, Durham NC 27702. Call us at (919) 682-7842.

Hours of Operation

After-School Program  Monday-Friday, 2:00PM-7:00PM Wednesday & Friday, 7:00PM-9:00PM Teens Only
Summer Day Camp  June 12 - July 21 Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-6:00PM

Check our calendar for special events and Holiday hours!