Who We Are

The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham, NC’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, providing food, clothing, permanent supportive housing, vocational training, Biblical counseling, job placement, education, accountability and much more to broken men, women and children in Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Because we are a nonprofit organization, we rely completely on the gifts and volunteer efforts of individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups, foundations and other organizations to provide for our homeless programs and services in the Triangle area. We do not apply for or receive any local, state or federal government funding.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to meet through the power of Jesus Christ the needs of the whole person: spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, social, and vocational, so that those who are hurting may become fully functioning members of society.

General Manager


Sydney Bickham

Sydney came to Rescue Missions Ministries in July of 2015 broken and depressed. He had lost his job, his home, and most of his family. However, a friend of his told him about Rescue Missions Ministries being able to offer assistance through a crisis. So he came with all that he had and fifty dollars in his pocket.

Four years later, Sydney has remarried, has a new home, and is the manager of Rescue Missions Ministries Thrift Store RTP. Sydney thanks God for the work in his life and for Rescue Missions Ministries for all it has done for him in his new life.

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