The Salvation Army

Boys & Girls Club of Durham

Our Mission

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

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham provides a safe place to learn and grow, positive relationships with adult professionals, life-enhancing programs for development, and above all, hope and opportunity.

Serving our Community

The Salvation Army of Durham has served the community for more than a century, offering youth assistance 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 safe haven for hundreds of children weekly. 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.

Learn about our commitment to children safety in our clubs.


Schools represented in Durham County


Meals served in 2017


Members are of racial minority


810 N. Alston Avenue, Durham NC 27702

Hours of Operation

After School Program: Monday - Friday, 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Summer Day Camp: June 14 - August 6, 2021 Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:30pm

Contact Us

Phone: 919-682-7842

Email: Joshua Dorsette, Executive Director joshua.dorsette@uss.salvationarmy.org