Durham County Resources

If you can’t find what you need below or would like additional resources, please email Jess McDonald, the Intensive Case Coordinator on Project Uplift in Durham, at jess.p.mcdonald@duke.edu.

Mobile Crisis Services
Provides short-term crisis response for adults and children experiencing a mental health or chemical dependency crisis; initial support is via telephone and the team may come to you if necessary
24-Hour Hotline: 800-510-9132

Crisis and Assessment Centers
Walk-in services with licensed clinicians for people experiencing mental health or substance abuse related crisis
: 309 Crutchfield Street, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: 800-510-9132

Durham County Department of Social Services Crisis Services
Provides emergency financial assistance, bus passes, and other resources
Phone: 919-560-8000 (Call for appointment)
Address: 414 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Crisis Response Center
Provides shelter and support services for those in need of help in the aftermath of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and family violence
24-Hour Hotline: 919-403-6562 (English) & 919-519-3735 (Español)
Address: 206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701

Entry Point Durham
Intake and referral services for people experiencing homelessness or housing crisis in Durham County
Phone:  984-287-8313 (call to set up an intake by phone during COVID-19; updates available here)


Trans Lifeline
Trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive
24-Hour Hotline: 877-565-8860

Trevor Project
Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth via phone, text, and online chat
24-Hour Hotline: 866-488-7386

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse
24-Hour Hotline:  1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence and help survivors
24-Hour Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
24-Hour Hotline: 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line
Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

The LGBTQ Center of Durham has compiled an extensive online directory of LGBTQ+ friendly resources in the Triangle area (click here) including transgender and gender affirming resources, social groups, support groups, religious and spiritual Groups, health and wellness, youth programs, and more.

CEF has compiled an extensive online community resource database (click here) for the Triangle Area including emergency resources, food, housing, goods, transit, health, finances, care, education, work, and legal support.