COVID-19 Response and Services Update
Below is the most up-to-date information on our available services. We are accessible via the #21 GoRaleigh bus route from downtown Raleigh.
WEEKEND MEALS UPDATES
On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer three meals at three meal times – 9:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. This phase allows up to 45 people to sit inside at a time. The patio area and picnic pavilion will be open all day.
COORDINATED CARE UPDATES
Meet with a Care Coordinator between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Are you experiencing homelessness? Call the Access Hub at 919-443-0096 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Oak City Cares will remain an Access Site for the Access Hub, but the Access Hub can be reached directly by calling 919-443-0096.
WEEKDAY SERVICES UPDATES
Showers and laundry are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. The last call for shower services is 4:30 pm and the last call for laundry services is 3:30 pm.
Advance Community Health has expanded 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. Walk-in hours for Primary Medical Services are from 9am to 1pm, and by appointment 2pm-4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Behavioral Health & Mental Health Services hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 4:30pm.
Oak City Cares is a comprehensive, coordinated approach to making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Wake County. Key services address housing, employment, health, and hunger for the most vulnerable of our Wake County neighbors who struggle to navigate the multitude of services available. This new model brings services together, in a convenient downtown Raleigh location, to create a path for individuals and families to stable housing and renewed hope. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh created the nonprofit Oak City Cares to coordinate multiple services from Wake County nonprofits and Wake County Human Services in one central hub, ensuring people get onsite help and serving as a bridge to the ongoing resources they need. Now, Oak City Cares is a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit. Oak City Cares also brings together volunteers from faith communities, humanitarian organizations, and the business community to provide hospitality and support. Each person who comes through the door receives compassionate care and professional assistance finding what they need – all under one roof.
How It Works
An Oak City Cares Care Coordinator engages with each guest to learn more about their situation and evaluate how provider agencies and outside partners, might be able to assist them with their specific challenges.
In addition to the services provided by our on-site service providers, guests have access to:
- Free Washers and Dryers
- Computer Access
- Landline Telephones
- Lock-able Cell Phone Charging Station
- Weekend Meals
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, and coordination of care and support to Oak City Cares guests. Visit our Providers Page for the full list of partners.