Financial Assistance

Agency name with * indicates services offered in Spanish

Financial Assistance

AIDS Community Residence Association, Inc

1017 Cook Road #15, Durham NC 27713

Phone: (919) 973-4369


Persons with HIV or AIDS living in Durham County. Limited financial assistance; rent, utilities; no rent or utility deposits.


Alliance of AIDS Service- Carolina

1637 Old Louisburg Rd.
Raleigh NC 27604

Phone: (919) 834-2437

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Financial assistance for its clients.

Assurance Wireless (Free Cell Phones/Minutes)

Free cell phones, minutes. For those receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, or who qualify based on household income.

Catholic Charities*

3711 University Drive, Suite B, Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 286-1964

Fax: (919) 286-4001

Call on 2nd Monday of each month – wait until someone answers the phone, schedule appt for the next day (Tuesday)

For the disabled, elderly and unemployed. $40 for rent and utilities.

Consumer Credit Counseling

315 E. Chapel Hill St

Phone: (919) 688-3381

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm

Credit/budget counseling; debt management; home ownership counseling; no financial assistance.

DSS Immediate Service (With Children)

300 N. Duke Street

Phone: (919) 560-8301

Monday-Friday: 8:15am-4:00pm

Rent, utilities; Limit: Once per year. Call for an appointment.

DSS (for employment, families and children receiving Medicaid)

300 North Duke Street Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 560-8364

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm
(stop taking applications at 5:30)

Food stamps, WIC, and emergency support for families and children receiving Medicaid.

DSS (for adults and disabled persons receiving Medicaid)*

211 East Main Street Durham, NC 27701

English:(919) 560-8637
Spanish: (919) 560-8000

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm

Food stamps, WIC, and emergency support for adults and disabled persons receiving medicaid.

El Centro Hispano*

2000 Chapel Hill Rd Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 687-4635

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Servicios del Trabajo (Work Services); Clases de Ingles (English Classes); Clinica Legal (Legal Clinic); Immigration and Citizenship assistance; Summer camps for children and youth; AIDS/HIV outreach; Interpretation, Advocacy and referral services; Free legal consultation; Cultural celebrations and community events; Job referral and info.

First Calvary Baptist Church

1311 Morehead Ave

Phone: (919) 489-4184

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm

Past due rent and utilities.

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Housing (HPRP)

1311 Morehead Ave

Phone: (919) 323-2805
Fax: (919) 220-6500

Housing for New Hope rapid housing, short term rent and utilities help. Fax client name, contact info, housing situation, income, working, disability, services. 

Latino Community Credit Union*

201 W. Main St.

Phone: (919) 530-8800

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm

Credit Union; Business development training.

Mt. Zion Christian Church
3519 Fayetteville Street

Phone: (919) 688-4245

Tuesday & Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Limited financial assistance.

Operation Breakthrough
800 N Mangum

Phone: (919) 688-8111

Financial assistance, vocational.

Presbyterian Urban Ministries (at Northgate Presbyterian Church)
2506 N. Roxboro Street

Phone: (919) 220-5601

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-12:00pm – by appt ONLY

Past due rent, utilities and medication ($50).

Safe Link (Free Cell Phones/Minutes)

Free cell phones and 250 min/month. Based on financial income or participating in programs such as Food Stamps or Medicaid.

Salvation Army
909 Liberty Street

Phone: (919) 688-7306

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm Call one day in advance to make appt

Emergency rent, utilities and medication for people threatened with homelessness. Court papers or eviction notice for rent help; Cutoff notice for utilities assistance; Meds for life threatening situations.

Second Mile Ministries (Located in Greystone Baptist Church)
2601 Hillsborough Road

Phone: (919) 286-2281

Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Limited Financial assistance, will take the first 30 callers.  Persons may receive financial help 3 times a year (up to $150).

Shelter Plus Care
330 Main St

Phone: (919) 683-1551

Limited permanent housing assistance Rental subsidies and support services to homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Shirley Caesar Outreach Ministry

Phone: (919) 683-1161

Call for information

Possibly gas money, some medications, rent, utilities – has to make sure bill will be paid in full.

Social Security SSI

SSI Self application –

Summit Church
2031 West Club Blvd

Phone: (919) 383-7100

Help with utilities in Durham

Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness

807 East Main St

Phone: (919) 560-4570

Durham Affordable Housing Coalition City and United Way Project.

White Rock Baptist Church
3400 Fayetteville Street

Phone: (919) 688-8136

4th Tuesday of each month, doors open at 7:00am

Past due rent and utilities, emergency situations. Financial assistance one a year. Will see first 15 people.

Women in Action
634 Foster Street

Phone: (919) 680-4575

Monday-Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Monday-Thursday to make appt

Past due rent, utilities ($50/yr) and medication

Work First Family Assistance
300 N. Duke Street

Phone: (919) 560-8347

Intake is conducted on Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri between 8:30am-10:00am & 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Temporary financial and employment assistance program designed to promote self-sufficiency. Cash assistance; medical assistance; services to families to eliminate barriers to employment; referrals for child support, non-public assistance food stamps, family crisis unit, substance abuse counseling, family violence prevention program, VA, SSA, Employment Security Commission.

Urban Ministries Durham (Mission Society)
410 Liberty Street Durham

Phone: (919) 682-0538

Limited financial assistance. Past due rent, utility cut-off notices and medication; no utility or rent deposits or phone bills; max assistance: $150.  -Only assist 3-4 persons per month, clients can only be helped once per year. Must have already applied to other agencies and denied before UMD can assist.


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