The factors that contribute to homelessness are varied and complicated. Westminster works with several organizations to tackle this difficult problem.
CASA (Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes) is an affordable housing developer that focuses on a unique niche: extremely low-income people with disabilities. They are hands-on landlords, committed to tenants and their neighborhoods. CASA’s dedication to high-quality housing has provided more than 1,000 individuals a place to call home, a neighborhood, a community and, most importantly, hope for the future.
Formed from the merger of Interfaith Hospitality Network and Genesis Home, Families Moving Forward offers a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. Working together, they create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support.
Habitat for Humanity of Durham is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Housing for New Hope provides a unique continuum of care for the most needy of Durham’s citizens through outreach and crisis assistance, transitional housing, and permanent housing. Its programs serve a broad population of people, including those with mental health issues and disabilities.
Urban Ministries of Durham has three primary programs. 1) It provides emergency shelter for about 150 homeless people every night. 2) It serves three meals a day, seven days a week, without charge, to anyone who comes. 3) It provides donated clothing to more than 1,000 people annually and groceries for at-home use to 350-400 people every month.