COVID-19 Agency Update

This page will be updated with changes for each of our three programs.

Last updated: April 5, 2020.

Please read this message from Kathy Johnson, Executive Director, on updates to our Weekday Services and Weekend Meals Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

On April 2, 2020, Kathy was interviewed on WRAL TV about the impact of COVID-19 on our programs. Watch the full interview here.

Please read this message from our Director of Programs and Services, Tosheria Brown, regarding our Weekend Meals Program. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kitty Banks, Weekend Meals Coordinator, at 


Thank you for thinking of our friends in need during this unprecedented time! To encourage staying at home and reducing exposure during the increase of community spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending all in-person donations for the safety of staff and the donors who are choosing to give. We are so thankful for your support! If you would still like to give, you can click here for our Amazon Wish List or here to make a financial contribution to support the Weekend Meals Program and continued provision of services throughout the pandemic. 


Beginning the week of April 6, Advance Community Health will be expanding their medical services onsite at Oak City Cares to include COVID-19 testing for our friends who may be experiencing symptoms and need to be screened and tested. We will be temporarily pausing our Weekday Services to allow this clinic to get up and running and for testing to begin. We look forward to resuming our onsite Weekday Services as soon as possible and when it is safe to do so. 


Our Care Coordinators are doing all Coordinated Entry Intakes by phone. For Coordinated Entry, please call 984-344-9599, and select option 4, and one of our Care Coordinators will reach out to you within 24 business hours.



Beginning the weekend of April 11th and April 12th, we will be contracting with a caterer to provide the Weekend Meals. This will allow us to support our volunteer providers in staying home during this critical uptick in community spread of COVID-19 and to allow our staff to continue distributing meals to those in need with the minimal staffing structure needed to support the distribution. 


Supplies: brown paper lunch bags, napkins, individually-wrapped hand wipe packets, Ziploc bags, grocery bags, serving gloves (latex & powder free), plastic to-go flatware, disinfecting wipes & spray, bottled water.

Oak City Cares takes the COVID-19 crisis seriously and has been working closely with local and national health officials for the past several weeks. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our procedures and policies as the situation evolves. Our top priority is the safety and health of our guests, staff, partners, volunteers, and the community. We will strive to maintain as many services as possible to the extent we can safely and reasonably do so. If events necessitate that services change, we will update everyone as quickly as we can.

All of our measures have been implemented through guidance from the Wake County Health Department, Wake County Housing Department, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, and multiple healthcare professionals and partners, as well as following the established protocols and procedures from the CDC and HUD for reducing the spread of infectious disease in the homeless population.

Our Partners

Our Provider Partners

These organizations are part of the ever-growing list of those collaborating to provide medical assistance, behavioral health care, veterans’ services, outreach, employment services, coordination of care and support to Oak City Cares guests.

Salvation Army's Project CATCH
Advance Community Health - Primary Healthcare/Integrated Behavioral Health
Haven House Services - Homeless Youth Services, Street Outreach and Coordinated Entry Support
Interact - Domestic Violence Services and Coordinated Entry Support
Monarch Health - Behavioral Health
Passage Home - Coordinated Entry, Prevention and REACH Program Support for Children
StepUp Ministry - Employment Training Program
The Durham Veterans Administration - Veteran's Services
The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
Wake County Human Services - Public Health - Immunizations and Health Testing
Wake Network of Care - Resource Support
WakeMed PATH Team - Street outreach for unsheltered individuals with serious mental illness
Triangle Family Services - Street outreach for unsheltered individuals
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


9am-5pm Monday-Friday
9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday for weekend meals (enter at the side entrance)

1430 South Wilmington Street,  Raleigh, NC 27603

We are accessible via the #21 bus from downtown Raleigh.

Oak City Cares

1430 S. Wilmington St.,
Raleigh, NC 27603

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