South Wilmington Street Center
For men experiencing homelessness, Wake County operates the South Wilmington Street Center. It is the largest of the city's eight homeless shelters, and it is located at 1420 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh NC 27603.
Centralized Housing Intake for Single Women, Families and Youth
For women, families and youth, several nonprofits offer homeless shelters and rapid rehousing services. Placement into these programs is handled through a coordinated intake process. Contact an intake worker by dialing 919-861-1195.
Cornerstone Day Services
Wake County operates Cornerstone, a day center that provides services to persons experiencing homelessness, including basic need items, showers, telephone access, mall access, traveler's aid, financial assistance, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, veteran services, information and referral, and assistance in applying for mainstream resources. Cornerstone offers intensive, community-based services targeted to each person experiencing chronic homelessness. Chronic homelessness is defined as unaccompanied disabled individuals who have been homeless for at least a year or who have had four or more episodes of homelessness within the past three years. These individuals are also coping with severe mental illness, chemical dependence or other disabilities.
Homeless Resource Guide
The homeless resource guide provides information on how to connect with a wide range of services in Wake County; it is typically used by persons experiencing homelessness. It covers everything from credit counseling, financial assistance, shelters, medical or dental care to food pantries, transportation and housing.
Wake County sponsors a community voicemail system for persons experiencing homelessness. This voicemail service allows those who are seeking jobs, housing, healthcare or safety to receive messages.
Housing Voucher Program
Wake County operates Shelter Plus Care, a federally funded program by HUD. This financial assistance is available to disabled persons who are literally homeless and experiencing chronic disease and requiring extensive, ongoing services. The housing voucher application must be completed and submitted by a service provider. Consumers cannot submit an application for this program. If you are interested in Shelter Plus Care, you must have your service provider contact Wake County Supportive Housing at 919-212-8398 for more information.