The Women's Center is a safety and stabilization center for women experiencing homelessness in the Triangle. Located at 112 Cox Ave. near Downtown Raleigh, we provide shelter daytime shelter Monday-Saturday, 8am-4pm as well as a wide range of services to meet the needs of women who have become homeless or are chronically homeless. We serve women who are staying in Emergency Overnight Shelters and need to vacate during the day, others who are living unsheltered on the streets, those who are medically fragile and uninsured, or still others who are fleeing domestic violence or other traumatic situations. If you are homeless and in need of assistance, you are welcome at The Women's Center. Please check in at the front desk during our business hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and request an intake. Normally, Intakes will be scheduled same day. However, based on the volume of women coming to our Center, it may take 24-72 hours to receive an intake. The intake will last approximately one hour. Once the intake is complete, you will have access to the following services:
We serve a light breakfast in the morning and lunch at 11:30am. Many of our lunches are provided by volunteers. When volunteer lunches are not available, we provide snacks and lunch items at 11:30am.
Our clothing closet is open twice a day. Women are able to sign up to access the clothing closet and will be called in order to come and choose the clothing, undergarments, shoes, coats or other items they may need.
Our Basic Needs room is open twice a day, and women are able to request hygiene and toiletry items, such as feminine products, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, toothbrush/toothpaste, adult diapers, brush/comb, etc.
Advance Community Health is onsite each Wednesday from 9am-noon. Women are able to sign up to access services such as:
- General Primary Care
- Women’s Health
- Complete Physicals
- Behavioral Health Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Pharmacy Services (provided through ACH Pharmacy in Southeast Raleigh)
- Clinical Services:
Our on-site social worker is able to provide clinical behavioral and mental health services by appointment at no charge to our clients.
- Day Storage:
We provide secure day storage as available. We have no lockers, but we do provide space on a shelf in a secure room for women to store items that they are not able to carry with them or that are valuable and may be stolen in a shelter or on the street. Women are able to sign up on a waiting list and will receive space as it becomes available.
- Mail Services:
It is critical for women to receive mail in order to obtain vital documents, checks, apply for jobs and housing, etc. Women may receive mail at The Women's Center and pick it up during business hours.
- Documents, Benefits, Resources and Referals:
We provide women access to a computer, phone, fax and printer to allow them to access Documents, apply for Benefits, and access other Resources and Referrals. Women may sign up to access our DBR room for 30 minutes, twice a day. We also provide DBR services through a case manager, who is able to help women navigate systems in obtaining vital documents such as Social Security Cards, Birth Certificates, IDs and Licenses, insurance, housing and employment documents and more.
- Housing Support:
Case managers assist women in obtaining or completing documents necessary in accessing affordable housing and also provide referrals to housing resources.
- Instructional and Enrichment Workshops:
The Women's Center staff and volunteers provide a wide array of classes and workshops throughout the day on topics such as housing, budgeting and banking, life skills, yoga, breathing/stress management, addiction recovery, nutrition and more. A calendar of events is provided each month for women to choose from.
- Transportation/Bus Passes:
Case managers provide bus passes to women as they are available to assist women in travelling to and from overnight shelters, doctor appointments, job and housing searches and more.
In addition to the services above, staff and volunteers at The Women's Center provide a warm, safe environment in which women have the opportunity to get back on their feet and find hope for a new life.
Questions: Please call 919.829.3711