The Raleigh Wake Partnership

to end and prevent homelessness

Invest In the Partnership

The need in Wake County is greater than ever. No single entity can end homelessness, but together we can make a difference in our community.

When you support the Partnership, you’re helping to plant the seeds that will bring about the systemic change required to solve the issue of homelessness.

2022 Homeless Point in Time Count

The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness (Partnership) seeks donations and volunteers to help conduct the 2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count, a count of people experiencing homelessness in Wake County, taking place on January 26, 2022.

During the count, teams of street outreach workers and volunteers will visit encampments, outreach centers, and areas of common congregation to look for people experiencing homelessness. They will conduct a PIT survey on their smartphone and give the person a backpack of essential items.

2021 Impact Report

The 2021 Impact Report has been released! Please read on to discover how the Partnership is bettering the system for ending homelessness.

WHITE FLAG

White Flag is declared when temperatures fall below 35˚.

Coordinated Access System

The Raleigh Wake Partnership is committed to creating and promoting a Coordinated Access System that is a fair and equitable system for everyone entering the system.

HMIS

The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness provides primary HMIS support for the Raleigh/Wake Continuum of Care (NC-507).

Donate

Together, we can make a difference for the most vulnerable in our Raleigh Wake Community. Together, we have the real opportunity to make systemic change.

Homeless?

Get connected if you need emergency housing.

 

If you are hurt or in imminent danger call 911

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The number of households currently in homeless shelters across Wake County.

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The number of households (individuals + families)  waiting for a shelter bed or Street Outreach.

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The number of households (individuals + families) in need if housing.

Did you know…

The Partnership brought together a workgroup to conduct a gaps analysis of our homeless response system. Here's what they found.

To end homelessness in Wake County we need:

  • 811 Affordable Housing Units
  • 723 Permanent Supportive Housing Units
  • 759 Rapid Re-housing Units
  • 550 Emergency Shelter beds
If you are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless, you’re not alone. Help is available.

Call the Access Hub at 919.443.0096 or

Raleigh is the 2nd most expensive area to live in North Carolina? Raleigh renters need to earn $23.08/hour to afford a 2 bedroom apartment.

With your support, we can build capacity to address the shortage of affordable housing.

We say “Person experiencing homelessness” rather than calling someone homeless?

Someone’s SITUATION does not define them as a person.

This is the kind of thing we cover in our Ending Homelessness Academy.

In North Carolina, if earning minimum wage you need to work 86 hours per week to afford a 1-bedroom apartment.

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Brown Bag Ministry has been a key partner for our Severe Weather White Flag shelters! No matter how many white flag nights are declared, no matter the weather conditions, BBM always comes through - dedication, compassion, determination / yep that is who they are. What a privilege to have this ministry in our community! Thank you!A special thank you to the 7 volunteers, 6 coordinators, and 7 church friends(including my wonderful wife) who served at BBM today and made 1,382 sandwiches.

As a result, the South Wilmington Street Center, White Flag, Church in the Woods, and Jesus City Church will be able to provide meals this weekend.
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Brown Bag Ministry has been a key partner for our Severe Weather White Flag shelters!  No matter how many white flag nights are declared, no matter the weather conditions,  BBM always comes through - dedication, compassion, determination / yep that is who they are.  What a privilege to have this ministry in our community!  Thank you!

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Thank you, Brown Bag Ministries, for the hundreds of bags of food you've been providing us at St. John's MCC White Flag Shelter!!

Wonderful. I'll aim to watch for next time. I did get out yesturday, just wasn't watching bulletin.

Today we (Kim Crawford and Emily Downing) had the privilege and opportunity to spend the day with Kathryn Johnson of First Presbyterian of Raleigh, as we staffed the “White Flag” Day Warming site. 28 degree today - hospitality at it finest for over 68 people. Thank you First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh for providing the much needed space and allowing this to happen. ... See MoreSee Less

Communities In Schools of Wake County heard our plea for more backpacks last week and donated over 60 backpacks to the Homelessness Point in Time Count! The backpacks will be packed by volunteers with essential items and handed our during the PIT Count.

#partnershiphighlight #WakePIT2022 #partnershipwake
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Communities In Schools of Wake County heard our plea for more backpacks last week and donated over 60 backpacks to the Homelessness Point in Time Count! The backpacks will be packed by volunteers with essential items and handed our during the PIT Count.

#partnershiphighlight #WakePIT2022 #partnershipwake

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We are glad to support your initiate to help remove barriers for the families that you serve. It takes a village and we are glad that to serve in the same village.

Very thankful for this generous and supportive community!

"A lot of times when you think about the homeless arena, youth go under the radar", explains Kelsey Mosley, Haven House's Director of Crisis and Homeless Services. "The Partnership has opened it's doors to us to make sure we are sharing what we need". ... See MoreSee Less

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TowneBank collected essential items for two weeks the beginning of January. Brandi Gerew has coordinated receiving the donations for Point in Time Count and recruited volunteers to pack the bags. Last week, the amazing team at TowneBank packed all the items into backpacks! They continue to send more items our way to be sure we have our goal of 500 bags!

Backpacks will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness found by outreach teams conducting the count.
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TowneBank  collected essential items for two weeks the beginning of January. Brandi Gerew has coordinated receiving the donations for Point in Time Count and recruited volunteers to pack the bags. Last week, the amazing team at TowneBank packed all the items into backpacks! They continue to send more items our way to be sure we have our goal of 500 bags!

Backpacks will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness found by outreach teams conducting the count.

Partnership Updates

Seeking Essential Items for 2022 Homeless Point in Time Count

Seeking Essential Items for 2022 Homeless Point in Time Count

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh Wake Partnership Seeks Essential Items for 2022 Homeless Point in Time Count Call for DonationsRALEIGH, N.C., January 03, 2022 — The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness (Partnership) seeks donations and volunteers to...

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Remember Our Veterans

Remember Our Veterans

Today, we celebrate, appreciate, and honor ALL who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.Unfortunately, too many Veterans struggle to adapt back into civilian life. Many find themselves overwhelmed with mental, health, and economic issues. Trying to rebuild your life while...

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Wisdom and Compassion / Justice and Charity

By leveraging the power of community to address systemic causes of homelessness through coordinated response, education, data, and advocacy ~ every Wake County resident can have safe and affordable housing. 

Our Vision:

Safe and affordable housing for every Wake County Resident.

 

Our Values:

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We approach our work using a holistic lens that affirms and respects the dignity and uniqueness of each person.

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Excellence

We meet the highest quality of performance by creating and utilizing best and promising practices and by committing ourselves to ongoing learning.

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Good Stewardship

We are careful and responsible managers of the resources entrusted to our care.

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Community-Involvement

We recognize the need for community-informed solutions to community-wide issues, we value lived experience, and we engage Wake County residents in our work.

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Professionalism

We maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity.