WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
ENDING POVERTY IN 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 serves more than 25,000 Wake County residents each year by providing food and nutrition, healthcare and medicine, and shelter, counseling and a path home.
My whole life I have wanted to become a physician. In college, I took all of the classes and the MCAT exam, hoops one must jump through before the application process for medical school. I did research...
It seems that we live in a culture that is deeply divided. Our politics reflect that, and many of our conversations. It’s easy to divide people into “us” and “them”. We can feel relaxed and comfortable around...
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh has been providing meals at the Helen Wright Center for many years. I became involved with the Helen Wright Center about three years ago when I agreed to coordinate the meals for...
I spent my eight week Summer Service Learning Project in Raleigh, North Carolina, where 3 major hospitals have award-winning staff and research, where there is a higher density of doctors and dentists living here than anywhere else...
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.