Each year, UMD offers emergency shelter to nearly 850 homeless adults and children in Durham. We are the primary public shelter for single men and women, and we serve as the backup shelter for families where we host 9 family rooms.
You’ve just completed the hardest step--realizing you need support to end your homelessness. You’re not alone and we’re here to help. Hundreds of people end their homelessness each year at UMD and exit into housing. Let’s get started.
UMD welcomes all neighbors regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or non-faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Using the best practices of housing-first and low barrier philosophies, we seek to reduce barriers that prevent homeless neighbors from taking advantage of an emergency shelter stay while focusing their stay on obtaining housing as quickly and responsibly as possible
Front desk available 24/7
919-682-0538 ext. 5288