We are proud to offer the following services, thanks to the generosity of our community partners, donors, and sponsors.
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. Influencing children in their development years is crucial: the longer a child is in poverty, the greater the chance he or she will remain in poverty as an adult. Children who are in poverty for more than half of their childhood are 32x more likely to be in poverty as an adult. Over time, helping families achieve stability could reduce the dependence of future generations on Salvation Army services. If you are interested in learning more about Pathway of Hope, or getting enrolled in the program, contact us today.
The Salvation Army of Durham partners with local universities and colleges to provide a Social Work Internship each semester to students who are studying Social Work, or a related field of study. Contact our volunteer coordinator if you are interested in this opportunity!
We are excited to say that we are an official site for the Jobs for Life program. Jobs for Life is a global nonprofit organization that engages and equips the local Church to address the impact of joblessness through the dignity of work. By mobilizing a worldwide network of volunteers committed to applying biblically-based training and mentoring relationships, Jobs for Life helps those in need find dignity and purpose through meaningful work. Call us today if you are interested in learning more.
The Salvation Army of Durham is unique in that we also house a Boys & Girls Club. We provide after-school care and Summer programming for children aged 5-18. To learn more about our Boys & Girls Club, visit their site.
Each year families throughout Durham, Orange, and Person counties are victims of a house fire or natural disaster. This program provides the individual/family a voucher to receive clothing and/or furniture from The Salvation Army Family Store. Clothing assistance is limited to every six months.
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. Families and individuals in need are eligible for food assistance every 90 days. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) recipients are eligible for food assistance once a week. We happily welcome donations! Click here to view a list of acceptable donations. If you're interested in hosting a food drive, click here. If you're interested in volunteering, click here.
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.
Each year, toys and clothing are collected through our Angel Tree Program. With the support of local businesses throughout Durham, Orange, and Person counties, we are able to spread the joy of Christmas to many needy children. On an annual basis, we will serve more than 2,000 children (up to age 12) through these programs, as well as, distributing gift cards to more than 100 less fortunate teens. Registration for Christmas Angel Tree begins in September. Call our main office to find out how to get assistance, or to "adopt" a family for Christmas. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
To learn more about any or all of these programs, contact our main office (919) 688-7306 or visit us at 909 Liberty Street, Durham NC 27702.