serving Wake County by providing critical and essential basic needs

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.


our mission begins and ends with people



More than 159,000 people in Wake County don’t have enough food to eat every week. Keep reading…

Food Pantry

We offer a wide variety of groceries to Wake County residents in need, including fresh produce and frozen meats from our food pantry.



More than 800 women in Wake County seek shelter for a variety of reasons each year. Keep reading…

Shelter for Women at the Helen Wright Center

We offer emergency shelter, meals and counseling, along with a longer-term program that helps women achieve stable housing and workforce development.



More than 90,000 people in Wake County do not have health insurance. Keep reading…

Clinic and Pharmacy

We are a primary care medical home that provides healthcare, including wellness and behavioral health services, for uninsured adults. We partner with our patients to help them lead their healthiest lives; physically, mentally, and emotionally.

More than


people across Wake County

are forced to choose between food or electricity; to deal with symptoms of disease or seek a doctor; to seek shelter or risk violence.

Urban Ministries of Wake County serves more than 32,000 Wake County residents each year by providing food and nutrition, healthcare and medicine, shelter and counseling and a path home.

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stand with us

We’re only able to do what we do because of our volunteers and interns.


We want to get to know you! Contact us for more information.

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday – Sunday CLOSED