At Oak City Cares, we endeavor to provide each guest with services that meet their individual needs through:

  • Coordinated assessment and connection to housing assistance and community resources.
  • On-site services to help secure medical, mental health, and substance abuse care.
  • Weekend meals for people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
  • A welcoming and compassionate place with laundry facilities, showers, computers, and phones.

    Coordinated Care

    Oak City Cares is a comprehensive, coordinated approach to making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Wake County. Key services will 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. Oak City Cares will also bring together volunteers from faith communities, humanitarian organizations, and the business community to provide hospitality and support. Each person who comes through the door will receive compassionate care and professional assistance finding what they need – all under one roof.

    How It Works

    An Oak City Cares Case Manager will engage 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 will have access to:

    • Showers
    • Free Washers and Dryers
    • Computer Access
    • Landline Telephones
    • Locking Cell Phone Charging Station
    • Weekend Meals

    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.

    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
    Triangle Family Services - Street outreach for unsheltered individuals
    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


    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