The Durham Office provides emergency financial assistance, accredited immigration legal services, a weekly food pantry, and nutrition classes for families.  The Durham office serves the counties of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Warren.

Centro La Comunidad

Centro La Comunidad is the Latino family center of Catholic Charities located in Burlington, NC (Alamance County).  The center provides information and referral services, goal-oriented case management, immigration legal services, employment services, disaster response services, community workshops, and advocacy.

For Centro la Comunidad services, visit Centro la Comunidad locations page.

Counseling

Catholic Charities provides referrals to ensure that those in need of mental health counseling are connected with licensed, affordable providers.  At this time, clients in the Durham area are referred to El Futuro, a nonprofit agency which offers counseling services in English and Spanish.

Persons in immediate crisis have 24-hour access to mobile crisis services by calling 1-800-510-9132.

Food Pantries

Families are invited to access our food pantry up to once every thirty (30) days.  In addition to non-perishable items, meats, eggs, and fresh produce are available for those in need.

Nutrition classes led by a trained nutritionist are also offered.  The objective of the “Eating Healthy on a Budget” course is to increase the community’s awareness of healthy, affordable food options and access to healthy foods to supplement household food insecurities.

For more information about the food pantry or nutrition classes, please call the Durham office at 919-286-1964.

Immigration

We assist in the completion and submission of various legal documents from application to Naturalization to family unification. Our professional staff also provides informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Please be advised, our staff is not able to represent families during legal proceedings. All cases related to deportation or a removal situation are referred to the NC Justice Center.

Eligible clients can also receive a “Faith ID,” an identification card that is recognized by municipal police departments for individuals who are unable to obtain state-issued identification. These “Faith ID” cards a collaboration between the Durham Police Department and local community organizations.

Please contact Lauren Armbrester, DOJ Accredited Representative, by email Lauren.Armbrester@Raldioc.Org or at 919-286-1964 to schedule an appointment.

Other Direct Assistance

With the support of area churches and individuals, we provide limited financial assistance to those facing imminent eviction or disconnection of electricity, or those who are temporarily unable to afford food or essential medications.

For more information about emergency financial assistance, please call the Durham office at 919-286-1964.

Volunteers play a vital role in the services that Catholic Charities provides.  Volunteers assist with all aspects of our work, including reception and the food pantry (stocking shelves with food, organizing and implementing logistics for food donations and distribution).

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact the Durham Office at 919-286-1964.

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