The Women's Center is a multi-service resource center, located near downtown Raleigh, with the mission of preventing and ending homelessness for women and their families. Through tireless engagement and outreach, we serve a wide array of women, from those who are chronically homeless to those who are employed but at risk of homelessness.
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 for homeless women, where they can begin the stabilizing process and transition toward their goal of permanent housing.
The Women's Center is the only drop-in safety and stabilization 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. The Women's Center provides safe day shelter, trauma informed care, and critical, life-saving services, such as medical and behavioral healthcare, food, clothing, hygiene items, and pre-housing services.
The Women's Center welcomes all women experiencing homelessness and does not discriminate based on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in any of its activities or operations.
"Women's Center is a lifesaver. I am thankful that they are here to provide needed aid and hope to women who often have nowhere else to turn."
— Katie, Women's Center Donor