Community Outreach Links
Additional Community Based Resources and Volunteer Opportunities:
The following are additional community based resources and volunteer opportunities that have been identified. Please note that this list does not constitute a referral or endorsement for the agencies below. Resources are listed in alphabetical order.
Agapé Corner is a Christian boarding school located in the heart of downtown Durham, North Carolina, that serves a diverse multi-ethnic student body. Founded initially in 1981 as a state-supported day care center, their ministry has since grown into an independent K-12 school. Some students come to the school for a short period of time, while others stay for years. Their work is funded by the generosity of private donors so that they can offer housing and schooling at no cost to the families they serve. Like Christ, they want to serve others freely.
Baptist Children's Home (BCH) brings hope to hurting and troubled children and families, striving to teach them how to live godly in spite of painful or seemingly unfair circumstances. They provide this hope through group home and foster home care for children, Christian family and/or personal counseling, family life conferences, adoptive services and care for pre-born children. In short, if it affects the family, BCH is there to help. Baptist Children's Home was called into existence in 1955 by churches seeking assistance in caring for families and children.
Provides free, volunteer support to help Wake County seniors, family caregivers and adults with disabilities maintain independence, dignity and quality of life. Typical services are weekday medical transportation, respite care and housekeeping. Please contact the Center for Volunteer Caregiving for more information at 460-0567 or by email email@example.com.
Christian Community In Action (CCA) helps local neighbors in the Cary, NC area who face immediate crisis. Founded on the Biblical mission expressed in Matthew 25:31-45, volunteers carry out Christ's command to love our neighbors. With the help of volunteers from local churches, they do this in a two-program, selfsustaining ministry. Crisis Ministry: The CCA Crisis Ministry exists to serve local residents who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis, using proceeds from the Dorcas Thrift Shop. Trained, compassionate volunteers interview applicants to determine how CCA can best assist those in need. Applicants for financial assistance must provide proof of identity and residence in one of the supported townships: Cary, Morrisville, New Hill, or Friendship. Residents of Apex and Holly Springs may be assisted with referral from Western Wake Crisis Ministry in Apex.
To volunteer or to get more information about volunteering, call the Dorcas Thrift Shop or the Crisis Ministry Office at 469-9861, or visit them at 1231 N. E. Maynard Road in Cary.
Caleb ministries is a 501 (c) Christian Organization that helps women and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death or women who struggle with infertility or who are post- abortive. Assistance is provided through encouragement from trained volunteers and online resources, Bible studies for pregnancy loss and post-abortion, Mother’s Day and Sanctity of Life resources for churches, commemorative memory boxes, miscarriage bags, infertility bags, books, and Bible study guides.
Pregnancy presents many challenges. At the Christian Life Home young pregnant women find relief from many of life’s pressures while they work through the difficulties presented by pregnancy. The Christian Life Home provides security and safety in a loving family style home. Housing, food and health care are also provided giving young ladies the support they need to work and save for their future or pursue educational and career opportunities.
Serves the Garner area and offers food ministry, computer literacy ministry, carpenter’s hand ministry, prison ministry, children’s ministries and language ministries.
Food Bank of NC (Referral agency—they do not provide food directly)
Call 875-0707 and ask them for the name of the local pantry in your area or visit their website at www.foodbankcenc.org
Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry (Food for Fuquay Varina residents only) Call 552-7720 or go to 216 West Academy Street Tuesday 9 am—12 pm/Thursday 3pm – 6pm
House of Hope opened in March of 1998 as a Christian therapeutic school, home, and counseling center for hurting and troubled girls, ages 12-17. They have an intensive program offering Christian education and counseling for girls and their families regardless of their financial situation. Their mission is to build hope, change lives and restore families through the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. If you are interested in a volunteer project, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-550-8181.
Raleigh Rescue Mission was founded in 1961 to minister to the growing needs of homeless and hurting men, women and children in our community. For over 45 years the Mission has shared Christ’s love with people in need and helped them to rebuild their lives. Raleigh Rescue Mission has helped thousands of people begin their journey toward lasting life change by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The Mission offers both a long-term recovery program and emergency shelter for men, women and children. The Mission provides safe housing, clothing, three healthy meals a day, Christian counseling and other support services to help them achieve their goals and ultimately make a successful transition back into the community. Raleigh Rescue Mission provides free medical care services to residents through the on-site Medical and Pediatric Clinic and preschool age children receive teaching and loving care in the Children’s Development Center. Residents receive job and computer skills training, as well as life skills and educational classes, such as GED, in the Adult Learning Center.
For more information on volunteer opportunities contact Holly Cook, Director of Volunteer Ministry (919) 828-9014, ext. 126; email@example.com.
Open to Raleigh residents (food and financial aid) Call 834-6733 for more information.
In the late 1970's, a small group of parishioners from the Church of Good Shepherd in downtown Raleigh saw people eating from trash cans and decided to open a soup kitchen. On its first operational day in June 1980, The Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen volunteers served 27 hungry people. Today, they serve meals to 305 - 370 needy people each day, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - noon. Since opening, our doors have closed only for national holidays and extreme weather conditions. They feed men, women, and children in poverty of every faith and every ethnic group - no questions asked. It takes 200 volunteers and about 125,000 pounds of food each year to feed the hungry at The Shepherd’s Table. They welcome volunteers who are 13 and older with a parent or guardian. Due to their high volume of volunteers and limited positions they "cannot" take walk-in volunteers. Call their office about available dates (919-831-2010)
Southern Wake Faith Community in Action:
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Their mission is to help resident of Fuquay-Varina who are in true emergency situations. Individuals are provided financial assistance and resources to help with future needs. For more information contact St Augustus United Missionary Church - 567-8100
The mission of the Carying Place is to help create a new beginning to working families with children who have ties with and desire to permanently reside in Wake County, are homeless, "doubled-up" or otherwise inadequately housed, or are in jeopardy of losing their current housing, are without the needed financial resources to be able to acquire or maintain adequate housing, are motivated to improve their situation and are willing to work hard at budgeting, time management and setting and attaining goals, and recognize that changes are needed and want help in identifying and enacting those changes. Each year, the Carying Place continue to teach homeless families with children necessary life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing support services. Through financial assistance and broad-based counseling in life skills, they seek to help people work toward self-reliance and growth. If you would like more information on how you can volunteer your time and talents in any of the areas listed below, please contact the Carying Place at (919) 462-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Healing Place of Wake County is a non-profit recovery and rehabilitation facility for homeless people with alcohol and drug dependency, located in Raleigh, NC. Their mission is to offer innovative recovery and rehabilitation to homeless alcoholic and chemically dependent men and women through a continuing mutual-help program. The program is specifically designed to rekindle the client's desire to return to a meaningful and productive life.
Urban Ministries is an interfaith organization that strives to alleviate the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter and healthcare, providing services that promote selfsufficiency, building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community and maximizing volunteer support and in-kind donations to leverage financial support. For more information or to volunteer, contact: Volunteer Coordinator 919.256.2169 or 919.836.1642 ext. 317 email@example.com.
Western Wake Crisis Ministry was founded in 1983 by a small group of churches and community members interested in coordinating aid to neighbors in need in Apex, Holly Springs (NC) and surrounding areas. Their mission is to provide a helping hand to the Apex & Holly Springs (NC) community - in the form of food or crisis financial aid - to those in the community whose ability to sustain independent living is threatened by unexpected circumstances: illness, car or home repairs, decrease in wages, etc. WWCM helps neighbors in need solely through community donations. Western Wake Crisis Ministry distributes food to approximately 300 families (over 700 people) each month. Clients may visit the pantry once per month. Each bag of food they provide is based on family size and then they add items based on family need and item availability. For more information on volunteer opportunities please go to the following web-link http://www.wwcm.org/Volunteering/tabid/77/Default.aspx Or you may call 362-0657