Below is a list of ministries that are doing great work in the city of Durham.
We encourage you to visit their websites & reach out to them if you are interested in getting involved.
We provide empowering legal services to our vulnerable and marginalized neighbors, specializing in trauma-informed immigration and family law services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas rebuild their lives. Learn More.
BeLoved is an organization dedicated to care for people affected by the sex industry. Locally, we seek to love on the people affected by the commercial sex industry, specifically strip clubs. Our goal is to love them well and meet them where they are, which involves going to the clubs approximately once a month to give them a free gift and spend time with the women. Learn More.
StepUp is a nonprofit that has been working to strengthen the economic stability of NC families for over 25 years. StepUp’s new office in Durham provides free pre-employment screening, training, referral, and support services to jobseekers, including those who struggle with a barrier to employment (e.g. a criminal background, a gap in employment history, etc.). Learn More.
Child Evangelism Fellowship® of North Carolina in Durham has a simple, but profound threefold purpose: evangelism, discipleship, and connecting local churches to unchurched children and families across our area. We have a calling to serve city kids, block by block, in resource-challenged communities of Durham with Gospel-centered activities using the 10 Keys of the Kingdom for biblical leadership development. Learn More.
Reality Ministries is a community-based non-profit that offers a variety of opportunities for participants to work, play, learn & grow together. Our mission is to create opportunities for teens and adults with and without developmental disabilities to experience belonging, kinship and the life-changing Reality of Christ's love. The Reality Center is a place where we strive to reflect God's heart for humanity, a place with no margins where everyone is accepted, valued and celebrated. Learn More.
World Relief Durham (WRD) is a Christian refugee resettlement agency that seeks to equip the Church, the most diverse social network on the planet, to think biblically about refugees who are arriving to the Triangle and encourages them to extend Christ-like hospitality to our refugee neighbors. WRD works with local church and wider community partners to resettle these new arrivals, assisting them as they learn a new language, adjust to a new culture, and pursue employment, education and other opportunities in our community. Learn more.
Abundant Joy Center for Women's Ministries is a Christian non-profit ministry serving women in the Durham/Chapel Hill area who are struggling with difficult life issues or transitions. Services are provided free of charge. They provide one-on-one appointments, as well as small groups that focus on recovery issues, in a safe, confidential environment. They will also refer to a professional Christian counselor if necessary. Learn more.
The mission of the Durham Literacy Center is to empower Durham County residents who want to improve their lives and the lives of their families by improving their literacy skills. The DLC empowers program participants by giving them the literacy skills to improve their own lives and the lives of their families. In turn, DLC graduates empower our community through their productive citizenship. Learn More.
The mission of Urban Ministries of Durham is to connect with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need. They are committed to offering a service environment that is based on respect, collaboration & accountability. Learn more.
Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. In order to make this dream a reality, Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students through middle school, high school and college. By providing direct services during out of school time in the summer and after-school, and advocating for students and families within schools, we ensure that our students develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to beat the statistics and succeed in college. Learn more.
Urban Hope is a community-based initiative of The Navigators®, focused on bridging spiritual, economic, and educational resources to young people and their families in the Walltown neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina. Their mission is to raise up generations of young heroes – who are beating the odds by the grace of God – through creating safe places in our neighborhood to grow together into wholeness. Learn more.