Double your support until Jan. 31, 2020

The Stewards Fund has challenged UMD to raise $110,105 in NEW support between now and the end of January. If we're successful, The Stewards Fund will match that support dollar for dollar. We need YOUR help to qualify for this all-or-nothing challenge. New support may come from:

  • First-time donors
  • Lapsed donors who have not given in the past 18 months
  • And increases in support from donors who have given in the past 18 months

Please take advantage of this opportunity to double the impact of your investment this year, helping us to make a difference for 6,250 neighbors in need.


We ended homelessness for 248 people in FY 2018-19.

We welcome neighbors in need regardless of ethnicity, religious belief or non-belief, sexual orientation or gender identification, or disability. Our programs end homelessness by providing neighbors with emergency shelter and case management to help them overcome barriers such as unemployment, medical and mental health problems, past criminal convictions and addiction. We assist some 6,000 people each year who need food, shelter, clothing and/or supportive services through these main programs:

Community Shelter for men, women and families who need a safe emergency place to sleep. We offer case management to all shelter clients to help them create an individualized plan for obtaining permanent housing and sufficient income to remain independent. We have a robust workforce development program to help clients enhance their skills and secure gainful employment.

Community Café serves three meals a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to shelter guests and anyone in Durham who is hungry.

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet distribute groceries, clothing and hygiene products to approximately 500 households per month to help those with extremely limited means to make ends meet.


Join our leadership team

UMD is accepting applications for the position of Director of Finance. The ideal candidate will have at least three years' experience in a similar role, including responsibility for bookkeeping, administrative support and benefits administration. Expert knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office programs is required. Click here for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply. Applications will be accepted until January 3rd, 2020, or until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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Gifts that give twice.

Connect yourself and your friends with everyday things that enable food, shelter and a future for our clients. From teddy bears to tampons, bus passes to bed sheets, cans of vegetables to case managers, naming rights are available at, the most interesting and meaningful gift they'll get this online slots guide year.

Many thanks to McKinney for developing the site. 

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