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Our programs and services are based in a variety of service center and office locations across the county.

Cornerstone Center

Cornerstone is a multiservice center for homeless individuals.

220 Snow Ave. (Corner of W. Hargett Street & Snow Avenue)
Raleigh, NC 27603 
919 508-0777

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1–5 p.m.

Services Offered at Cornerstone

Information and referrals: We provide information and/or referral to homeless individuals about resources within the community. These include:
Crisis intervention
Mental health
Substance abuse treatment
Employment counseling
​● Clothing
Financial assistance
Disability services
Veterans' resources
Legal services 
Additional services offered (Please call for qualifications, times and availability):
Substance abuse services
Local telephone
Temporary mailing address
Traveler's Aid (when available)
Identification cards

Mental Health Services: We provide outreach, engagement, crisis intervention, clinical assessment and treatment, and case management services to homeless individuals who are dealing with mental health issues. Specific criteria must be met to receive these services.

HOPWA Program: The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program is the only federal program dedicated to addressing the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. It is designed to help low-income clients living with HIV/AIDS to have access to affordable housing.

Through the HOPWA program at Cornerstone, clients can also be assisted with starting/reestablishing HIV services with the Human Services’ Clinic B and/or Under One Roof

Bus tickets or transportation can be offered for an HIV service with an appointment card. Case manager will assist client in finding suitable and affordable housing thru the Rental Assistance Housing Program (RAPH) of Wake County. A case manager will also provide monthly home visits once client is housed for housing support.

South Wilmington Street Center

The South Wilmington Street Center is an emergency and transitional shelter for homeless men. It opened in 2001 as a newly renovated facility and changed the way we offer services to the homeless population. The center provides a variety of services both on-site and off-site that are designed to lead men to self-sufficiency.

The shelter provides two types of dorms: short-term emergency dorms with overnight shelter only, and longer-term dorms for men who engage in services. Those services include case management, budgeting and credit counseling, mental health/substance abuse treatment, and referrals to other programs. The goal is to provide safe shelter while the men develop realistic plans for moving out of the shelter, and into employment and housing of their own.
For more information, call South Wilmington Street Center at 919-857-9428.

Directions to South Wilmington Street Center.

Wake County Office Building

Raleigh, NC 27601 – View directions.

Housing and Community Revitalization Administrative offices are located at the Waverly F. Akins Building (Wake County Office Building) in downtown Raleigh between Salisbury and Fayetteville streets at the corner of Davie Street. Visitors can enter from Salisbury or Fayetteville streets. Please be prepared to show picture identification.

Visitor Parking

The Wake County Parking Deck is located at 216 W. Cabarrus St., on the corner of Davie, McDowell & Cabarrus streets. The nine-level deck has two entrances and three exits. Vehicle entrances are located on Cabarrus and Davie streets.

Swinburne Building

Raleigh, NC 27610

The Swinburne Building is part of Wake County's Human Services campus.

Services available: