Want to learn more about the programs we offer? Scroll down and if you are intersted, call us at 919-688-7306, ext. 100 Monday-Friday to schedule an appontment with one of our caseworkers. We return calls in the order they were received and make appointments accordingly.

Pathway of Hope

Pathway of Hope is an approach to providing targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and enable a path out of intergenerational poverty. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on client needs through a strength-based lens. By positively influencing the lives of parents, the Salvation Army can create better living conditions for children.

Free Food Fridays

The Salvation Army is blessed to announce that a community partnership has allowed us to give away FREE food each Friday to those in need in our community. With this program, recipients are able to get staple foods like frozen meats, canned goods, waters, snacks, and other treats. Each family is permitted to receive a specific amount of food based on household number.

The Boys & Girls Club

The Salvation Army of Durham has a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This provides safe after-school and summer programming for inner-city youth in Durham. Monday-Friday, over 100 youth find their way to the Club for literacy help, athletics, and to learn healthy habits. Learn more about the Club by visiting their site.

2020 Statistics


Individuals Prevented from Homelessness or Power Loss


Individuals Assisted with Food


Individuals Served During the Holidays

Emergency Services

Financial Assistance

A person who has received an eviction or cut-off notice may receive emergency assistance for rent or utilities. This assistance is coordinated with other area community agencies. Payments are made directly to the utility or landlord in order to ensure continued services for at least 30 to 60 days. Some financial services we provide:

  • Gas Bills through PSNC Energy
  • Heating (in winter) and Cooling (in summer) assistance through Duke Energy
  • Rental Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Education Scholarships through the Bootstrap Endowment - students must maintain a "C" average and 80% class attendance

Emergency Food Assistance

The Salvation Army of Durham aims to ensure that no one in our community will go without a meal. Together, we can end the hunger struggle in Durham, Orange, and Person county.

  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups.* To learn more about TEFAP, visit their site.