Wake County, NC Homeless Shelters
Wake County, NC list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Wake, NC below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Raleigh Rescue Mission - Women And Children's Emergency Shelter

314 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC - 27601
919-828-9014
Emergency overnight shelter for women and children.

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E D Emmanuel Homes, LLC

2949 New Bern Avenue, Suite 106-A
Raleigh, NC - 27610
(919) 231-2981
faith-based housing agency in Wake County, North Carolin

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Salvation Army Women and Men's Shelter

417 Rutherford Street
Greenville, SC - 27609
864-235-4803
Shelter for men and women.

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Wake County Human Services Supportive Housing

220 Swinburne Street
Raleigh, NC - 27610
919-212-9379
Supportive Housing Program

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Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network Day Center

903 Method Road
Raleigh, NC - 27606
919-832-6024
Family Day Shelter.

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Cornerstone Center

220 Snow Ave
Raleigh, NC - 27603
(919) 508-0777
Multiservice center for homeless individuals.

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Wrenn House (Haven House)

908 W. Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC - 27607
919-832-7866
Shelter for youths age 10 to 17.

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The Helen Wright Center For Women

401 W. Cabarrus St.
Raleigh, NC - 27601
919-833-1748
Transitional housing for women, supportive housing for women. Single women age 18+ without children in their care

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The Healing Place of Wake County

1251 Goode St
Raleigh, NC - 27603
919-838-9800
substance abuse recovery and rehabilitation facility, for men and women. Read description for details.

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South Wilmington Street Center

1420 S. Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC - 27603
919-857-9428
Emergency and transitional shelter for homeless men.

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Raleigh Rescue Mission - Life Plan Program

314 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC - 27601
919-828-9014
Addiction recovery program.

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Emmaus House - Housing for men

10 N East St
Raleigh, NC - 27613
(919)327-2229
Providing safe, affordable housing for working, homeless men recovering from alcohol and substance dependency.

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Raleight Rescue Mission Overnight Shelter for Men

314 E. Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC - 27601
(919) 828-9014
Emergency overnight shelter for men.

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The Bridge House

6948 Three Bridges Circle
Raleigh, NC - 27613
919 800-0757
Transitional housing for women.

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Carying Place Incorporated Cary

491 James Jackson Avenue
Cary, NC - 27512
(919)462-1800
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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New Beginnings Transitional Housing Program Raleigh

2608 E Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC - 27604
(919) 873-0110
Transitional Housing for families.

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Salvation Army Shelter For Women With Children

215 S. Person St.
Raleigh, NC - 27601
919-834-6733
shelter for women with children.

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Raleigh Housing Authority Raleigh

900 Haynes Street
Raleigh, NC - 27604
(919) 831-6734
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Lutheran Family Services In The Carolinas Raleigh

112 Cox Ave.
Raleigh, NC - 27605
(800)4357464
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Plm Families Together Raleigh

Po Box 6446
Raleigh, NC - 27628
(919)212-1123
short term housing

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Community Alternatives For Supportive Abodes Raleigh

P O Box 12545
Raleigh, NC - 27605
(919)754-9960
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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A.g.a.p.e. Cdc Raleigh

5293 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC - 27616
919-876-1239
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation Raleigh

113 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC - 27601
919-832-4345-5
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.