Urban Ministries of Wake County provides food, medication refills, shelter, and healthcare services. Please browse our services below for more details.

Food Assistance

Shoppers can choose up to a week's worth of groceries from our self service food pantry. Shoppers can choose from fresh produce, frozen meats, and canned goods. The pantry is open Monday-Friday 9am-12:30pm.


Requirements:

  • A current Wake County photo ID for each household member
  • Social security cards are required for each child
  • If an ID is expired or you no longer live at the address listed, please bring a bill with your name and new address, along with your photo ID.
  • Additional Information
  • Medication Assistance

    Clients can receive free medication refills at local partner pharmacies. Prescription assistance is offered Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm.


    Requirements:

  • A written prescription or a prescription bottle with refills left
  • A current Wake County photo ID
  • If an ID is expired or you no longer live at the address listed, please bring a bill with your name and new address, along with your photo ID.
  • Additional Information
  • Healthcare

    The Open Door Clinic provides primary care and specialty care, with a focus on chronic illness management to people without health insurance. Potential patients must call to see if we are accepting patients (919) 832-0820 (Press *615 after recording starts to skip menus).


    Requirements:

  • Patients are non-pregnant adults
  • Patients must be residents of Wake County
  • Patients must be low-income
  • Patients have no access to health insurance
  • All services are by appointment
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  • Shelter for Women

    The Helen Wright Center for Women provides shelter, meals, and resource connection for women experiencing homelessness. Women can seek shelter for 14 days, choosing to enter longer term program (when available) or rotating between participating area shelters. Case Managers are on site M-F after 1pm. Please call (919) 833-1748 for bed availability.


    Requirements:

  • Guests must be single women, age 18+ without children in their care
  • Guests must be drug and alcohol free
  • Guests make a commitment to live in a community environment
  • Additional Information