WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
POVERTY ALLEVIATION WITHIN WAKE COUNTY
Urban Ministries of Wake County engages our community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home.
PEOPLE FOUND FOOD
PATIENTS FOUND HEALTH
WOMEN FOUND SAFETY
ACROSS WAKE COUNTY
Are forced to choose between food or electricity; to deal with symptoms of disease or seek a doctor; and to seek shelter or risk violence.
Urban Ministries of Wake County alleviates the effects of poverty for more than 25,000 people by providing food, healthcare, and shelter to our most vulnerable neighbors, allowing families to reallocate the costs associated with their basic needs.
Have you ever just tried to Google “volunteer opportunities” for nurses? It’s amazing how few you can find that aren’t advertisements to go abroad or a plea for monetary donations. I searched for what seemed like months....
My involvement with Urban Ministries came unintentionally. After years of working in a major corporation in the administrative field I felt I deserved to take it easy. I wasn’t looking to spend my time “giving back”. But...
The progress that we have made in the pantry, our clients will continue. Our progress will only be amplified by our clients, because now they have the opportunity to do so. Client-choice is the term in the...
1. Give a family a week’s worth of healthy groceries For just $25 you can feed a family for a whole week. You’re not just feeding them unappetizing, but you can provide them with fresh produce, frozen...
Urban Ministries helped me keep my head above water. Sometimes you feel like you’re drowning when you don’t get that help that you need. Urban Ministries has helped me when I needed it.
Marissa, Nutrition Client
Urban Ministries returns people to a wholesome living and makes you feel good as a person again. No one gives up on you.
Kenneth, Open Door Clinic Patient
Key to my sustained participation is the character of the staff–full time and volunteer– over the years: competent and caring folks coming together to help those less fortunate.
Dr. Ben Ferdon, Volunteer Gardener
I look at myself in the mirror constantly now because it was something I couldn’t do at one time. Today I can do anything that I want and need to do for myself. It’s the best thing in the world when you gain your independence back.