Preventing and Ending Homelessness for Women in the Triangle

Women's Center of Wake County:

Preventing and Ending Homelessness for Women in the Triangle.

The Women’s Center has been an established and welcoming portal of entry for homeless women for over 25 years. We provide a safe, low barrier, client centered, and trauma sensitive environment where women experiencing homelessness can begin the stabilizing process and transition toward their goal of permanent housing.

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Our Mission

The Women's Center of Wake County is a multi-service resource center, located near downtown Raleigh, with the mission of preventing and ending homelessness for women and their families in partnership with individuals, agencies and organizations throughout the community.  

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Our Impact

In 2017, Women's Center of Wake County served over 500 women who came to our doors seeking safety, shelter and basic needs. Each month, The Women's Center provide over 600 meals, 2,250 articles of clothing, 3,200 hygiene items, 300 hours of case management and counseling services and 30 hours of medical care.


Hours of shelter

The Women's Center is the only drop-in day shelter in Wake County, serving 25-40 women per day year round. Homeless women, staying in local Emergency Overnight Shelters must vacate each morning and may not return until late afternoon. Women's Center of Wake County provides day shelter, as well as critical, life-saving services, such as medical and mental healthcare, food, clothing, hygiene items, housing support and support in acquiring vital documents and accessing local resources.



Years Serving the triangle area

The Women’s Center of Wake County has served our community for more than 40 years! Our original mission was in serving women re-entering the community from prison. As the Triangle has grown, our Mission adapts to the needs of women in our community. And, as such, Women's Center has expanded our Mission to serve women experiencing homelessness for over 25 years.



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In 2017, more than 500 women came through the doors of the Women's Center seeking food, shelter and other life-saving resources. It is estimated that in our 40 years of service, with the support of our loyal donors, Women's Center of Wake County has served over 15,000 women in the Triangle Area.