The Need

in Raleigh & Wake County

Individuals Homeless
Over
5,500
Individuals Homeless
Seeking Services
Children Homeless
Over
3,400
Children Homeless
Attending Wake Schools
Individuals in Poverty
Over
99,400
Individuals in Poverty
at risk of being homeless
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Our New Life Plan is transforming lives through loving care, job training & placement, transportation, financial coaching and permanent housing.

What Are We Doing

Individuals Homeless
283
Men, women, and children participated in our New Life Plan last year
Individuals Homeless
68
Children in our care last year
Individuals Homeless
30
Men and women received career training and got a job.

Hear Our Client's Stories

  • What seemed too good to be true indeed turned out to be too good to be true.
    Our New Life Plan is helping him turn things around
    Greg's Story
  • After 24 years in the military, Ivan found himself Homeless
    Ivan needed help when he could not cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Ivan's Story
  • From homeless as a child to Biomolecular Engineer Graduate
    Alexandra came to the Mission as 9-year old child with her mother.
    Alexandra’s Story
  • April needed a new beginning and new life for her and her children.
    Raleigh Rescue Mission's New Life Plan offered all the support she needed to begin again.
    April's Story
  • At 60 years old, she unexpectedly was jobless and struggling to pay rent
    God led her to Raleigh Rescue Mission, just in time for Thanksgiving.
    Brenda's Story
  • Felix's mother chose her abuser over her own children.
    Because of support from friends like you, Felix took life and job-skills classes from the Mission, and found work during the night shift at a nursing home.
    Felix's Story
  • Ila grew up in poverty that’s hard to imagine
    The legacy of this kind of deprivation during childhood is often dropping out of school, having children young and passing on the suffering of poverty to the next generation.
    Ila's Story
  • Growing up in foster care, she became the next generation of homelessness
    Thanks to caring friends like you, Lisa and her baby found food, shelter and life-changing hope at Raleigh Rescue Mission
    Lisa's Story
  • She could no longer afford rent or find a living wage job.
    She walked aimlessly for hours, her baby held tightly in her arms, her daughters jumping at every little noise.
    Sheryl's Story