“We are many parts, we are all one body, and the gifts we have we are given to share.” This song refrain written by Marty Haugen is based on St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Perhaps you are in need of outreach services. As a faith community we are committed to assisting those in need in our parish and in the greater Durham community.
As the song concludes, “May the Spirit of love make us one indeed; one, the love that we share; one, our hope in despair; one, the cross that we bear.” We ask to be God's servants, to bring both the joys and pains of life to the Lord, and to seek self-sacrificing love as the greatest gift of all.
Baby Love is an expanded Medicaid program that helps eligible pregnant women obtain healthcare services, expanded prenatal services and other services in order to ensure improved pregnancy outcomes. Pregnant women (as an individual or a member of a family unit) with gross incomes that are greater than income guidelines set for standard Medicaid programs may qualify for Medicaid under this program. Services are based at Lincoln Community Health Center.
Catholic Charities is a private, nonprofit, social service agency serving the people of eastern North Carolina for over 100 years with a wide range of . All programs are available to individuals and families regardless of race, creed, religion, or ability to pay. In Durham, support to Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence is offered through a program called Hacia La Paz Familia. Contact the Piedmont Regional office of Catholic Charities, located in , at (919) 286-1964.
SPECIAL NOTE, December 2014: Individuals eligible for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) status can get assistance from Catholic Charities. For more information, visit Catholic Charities' website and download the plan and a related flyer (available in both English and Spanish) which address:
- what administrative relief includes
- what individuals need to know to avoid fraud and scams
- how Catholic Charities is assisting individuals
The Community Cafe is a service of Urban Ministries of Durham. Several hundred people go hungry in Durham each day. The cafe provides three nutritious meals per day, fellowship, and counseling. Volunteers are always needed to assist with meal preparation and food pickups. Holy Infant volunteers prepare and serve supper at the shelter one Sunday monthly (with some exceptions).
Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA) is an interfaith, interracial association of religious congregations in greater Durham reflecting a wide spectrum of faith traditions; Holy Infant is a member. DCIA's mission is to bring together congregations to promote understanding across boundaries of faith, race, and enthnicity and build an inclusive community of justice and peace.
Families Moving Forward
Families Moving Forward offers a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. Working together, we create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support.
Families Moving Forward offers a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. Working together, we create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support. To learn more about the service opportunities below at FMF contact Mary Vinson.
Holy Infant serves in the Hospitality Rotation - Together with Hope Valley Baptist Church and Christ the King Moravian Church we provide meals and children's programming Mondays-Thursdays 4 to 5 times a year.
Barrels of Joy - Bring joy to homeless families by donating new, unopened, and/or unused items through our Barrels of Joy program. Watch for the barrel at HI a couple of weeks before our turn to serve meals at FMF.
Since 1989, Genesis Home has provided a safe and supportive shelter environment for homeless families who are working to reconstruct their lives and maintain safe, stable households in Durham. The transitional housing program, Family Matters, helps families build their skills and address the unique cause of their homelessness.
Pregnancy Support Services (PSS) is a local cross-denominational Christian ministry offering support to girls and women facing the challenges of unplanned pregnancies. Services are free, confidential, and available to all. Some services include pregnancy tests, peer counseling, maternity clothes, parenting education, baby clothes and equipment, post-abortion support, and abstinence education. Volunteer opportunities are available.
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization whose mission is to preach the gospel and to meet human needs in Christ's name without discrimination. They provide a wide range of programs and services for adults, youth, and families including emergency food and financial assistance, counseling, and worship services.
Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) sponsors the Community Shelter, the Community Cafe, and the Community Pantry & Closet. The Community Shelter provides residential services and programs to homeless men, women, and children. The Community Cafe provides three free meals daily on site. The Community Pantry & Closet distributes groceries and clothing to people in need. Volunteers are needed for preparing and serving meals, distributing clothing and hygiene supplies, performing clerical work, and other services.