The following is a list of useful links that I have compiled. If you wish to be added to this list, please contact me here.

Helping to End Homelessness
by HomeAdvisor


We are an open access web guide providing reliable education on substance use, addiction, and rehabilitation. Rehab Spot also connects those in need to the right treatment.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Resources is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site.

Advanced Recovery Systems
Advanced Recovery Systems puts behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions, eating disorders, and mental health concerns. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work.

Top Addiction Recovery Centers: Reviews and Ratings
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities that can help you or your loved one regain control of your lives.

Alcohol Rehab Guide
ARG is dedicated to helping people overcome alcoholism and achieve long-term sobriety. Our team is made up of individuals who have personal experience with alcohol addiction, and understand the importance of delivering top-notch resources and information. That was our inspiration. ARG aims to educate people on the dangers of alcohol addiction and guide them or their loved one into a treatment program.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Clinics
Looking for a highly-rated rehabilitation clinic for yourself or someone you love? is well versed in executive luxury clinics and can help you find the facility that’s right for you. Our substance abuse rehabilitation facilities can help anyone get away from drugs, regardless of whether the addiction is to Dextroamphetamine, Hycodan, alcohol or any other illicit or doctor-prescribed medication.

Homelessness in the US: Sleep Study and Accommodation Directory
It’s difficult to sleep if you don’t have a home. It’s especially difficult to sleep deeply when you have no way to secure your personal belongings and you’re worried about your personal safety. Sleep deprivation for even just a night or two can vastly affect your productivity and mental processing. Imagine what sleeping for varying amounts in strange environments over several days does to your body, your circadian rhythms, and your mind. It wreaks havoc on your system.  Read More here:

LINC…Leading Into New Communities
Leading Into New Communities, Inc. (LINC, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides transitional living and case management services to meet the immediate needs of men and women returning from prison and culturally specific youth development services for African American young men ages 16-24. Visit our Programs pages to learn more about our services. Our Mission LINC, Inc.’s mission is to educate and motivate youth to make positive life choices and to empower men and women returning from incarceration to be productive members of our community.

NC Veterans Guide
Please see the link for a state-wide resource guide for Veteran services called NC4Vets ? Resource Guide.

Literacy Council of Wake County
Since 1970, the Literacy Council of Wake County (LCWC) has been teaching adults how to read and write better through the use of volunteer, one-on-one tutors. The LCWC also has an English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed for students whose native language is not English. By training tutors and matching them with students, the LCWC helped over 375 adults work towards their personal reading and writing goals last year alone. All of our tutoring services are provided free of charge. We are very proud of the fact that 99.9% of our organization is comprised of volunteers.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has since 1985 joined with individuals and local organizations to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families living at modest income levels who cannot qualify for mortgages at market rates. Habitat for Humanity helps people build and buy their own homes. It works by creating opportunity, not dependency.

International Network of Street Papers (INSP)
A list of all domestic and international street newspapers. Look for us to be listed here soon.

Raleigh Rescue Mission
The Raleigh Rescue Mission was founded in 1961 to bring hope and healing to the poor and homeless of Raleigh and the Triangle. Committed to the belief that only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ brings lasting change and renewal to broken lives, the Mission provides physical, emotional, spiritual and academic assistance to hurting men, women and children. Our goal is to help people become productive members of the Christian community through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Focus North America
” We are the bridge in the middle of the road between two people that need to be friends but do not see each other – the poor and the rich.”

Do 1 Thing
We are award-winning photographers, journalists, editors, designers, and writers who have come to together for one mission: To use the power of storytelling to shine an ?ongoing? light into the many dark places that affect our most vulnerable children and teens.

NC Coalition to End Homelessness (NCCEH)
The NCCEH was incorporated in early 2000 in response to the ever-increasing number of homeless people, especially homeless families, in the State of North Carolina.The NCCEH is a statewide membership association of activists and organizations committed to better meeting the needs of homeless citizens through targeted advocacy and increased public awareness.

Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina
The Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina is committed to providing services to clients, care givers, and the community at large. If you are in need of services please click here to learn more about our client services and prevention education programs. We are here to serve you! We remember those lost, those living and those we must protect.

Triangle Family Services
TCF is a local United Way agency helping families and children throughout the Triangle. Established in 1937, it is one of the oldest and most comprehensive nonprofits in the region. All of our services are confidential and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Through skilled and compassionate care, TFS annually helps more than 5,000 Triangle families and individuals achieve Financial Security, Family Safety, and Mental Health. Please see our website for specific information on the services we provide.

DHIC…Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation
Established in 1974, DHIC, Inc. is a private non-profit housing development company that builds high quality affordable housing in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. DHIC’s work is directed at ensuring that all citizens in our communities have equal access to: High quality and affordable housing and services to meet other basic needs; Opportunities for the creation and building of wealth; and Support for stable, enriching home lives and families.

Let’s Get To Work
Let’s Get to Work is a collaborative community initiative to help people overcome barriers to obtaining and maintaining a good job. Caring and responsible citizens, businesses, and institutions can provide financial assistance to those needing affordable child care, public transportation, or legal counsel to stabilize their employment by giving to Let’s Get to Work.

Pan Lutheran Ministries
PLM-FT was founded as Pan Lutheran Ministries in 1980 by a group of Wake County Lutheran churches with the mission to provide housing and support to those in need, to involve volunteers, and to advocate for those in need of adequate housing. The main focus has always been on homeless families with children. Since 1980, PLM-FT also has operated one apartment near Wake County Medical Center that is used by low income out-of-town families who have a critically ill member of the family in the hospital. In 1982, PLM-FT opened a residence to provide emergency and short term (up to 12 months) housing for homeless families with children. About 40 families per year are served in this residence with over 90% being placed in transitional or permanent housing upon exit In 1987, a program of transitional housing was begun which includes intensive case management and life-skills training for homeless families. Approximately 20 families have been through this program while staying in rented apartments. ALL families have obtained permanent housing. During 1995, 7 additional transitional apartments were built for PLM-FT by Habitat for Humanity. And the story goes on.

Salvation Army…USA Southern Territory
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Haven House
Haven House Services was founded in 1973 as a private, non-profit agency to provide community based services to ?at risk? youth and their families in Wake County.

Oxford Houses of North Carolina
Oxford Houses are a clean and sober housing option for individuals in recovery. The first North Carolina Oxford Houses were established in Durham, NC and Asheville, NC in the spring of 1991. As of September 2008, there are 125 houses in North Carolina, with locations in 28 cities. With an average of 9 beds per house, there are more than 900 Oxford House beds in the state. Individuals typically enter an Oxford House after completing a drug and alcohol treatment program. Individuals living in a house are expected to participate in a recovery program in the community during their residence.

Scratch Beginnings
Adam Shephers’s own book, entitled: Me, $25 and the search for the American Dream.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) will end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.

SouthLight is a private, non-profit, United Way funded organization whose mission is to eliminate addiction, abuse and misuse of drugs, including alcohol, in the communities we serve. Since 1970, we have developed comprehensive substance abuse programs that address the needs of youth, adults and families. Our services include education, treatment including methadone treatment, counseling, housing, and court intervention.

North Carolina Housing Coalition
Incorporated in 1988, we are a network of housing and service providers, members of the faith community, civic and elected leaders, representatives of business and industry, and other advocates who believe that housing is a basic human need and the cornerstone of vibrant communities. Our mission is to lead a campaign for housing to ensure that working families, the elderly, and people with special needs may live with dignity and opportunity.

Wake Health Services
Mission: To provide quality primary health care services responsive to the needs of our communities with emphasis on reaching the medically under served. Vision: WHSI is a leader in developing a broad-based community partnership committed to the elimination of health disparities in Wake County. WHSI collaborates with partners to ensure access to, and the availability and funding of, quality health care services for all. Values: We have a clear commitment to quality and a patient-centered focus. Improved health status of our employees, patients, and the communities we serve is an underlying premise. We embrace diversity and treat everyone with dignity and respect as we recognize that our organization is here to serve others. We bring integrity, honesty and compassion to all that we do. We commit to operational effectiveness and financial viability as we assume our role as a leader in health care delivery. As we strive for excellence through collaborative team effort, employee empowerment encourages staff to speak up, offer ideas and cause change. As a responsible employer and neighbor, we collectively and individually embrace the changes necessary to move into the future.

Hip Hop Education
HIP-HOP EDUCATION is a start-up Non-Profit organization trying to help our young children stay on track and away from the violence of the streets. HHE provides a place where children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to develop their full creative potential through hip hop music. This program is designed to educate the children through the power of Hip Hop music and teach the kids to use knowledge instead of violence to solve problems.

Interact of Wake County
Interact is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Interact fulfills this mission through the support of its volunteers and community.

Church in the Woods
“Church in the Woods,” in “circuit riding” style, brings prayer, food, needed items, friendship and guidance to homeless in and around Raleigh.

AlterNet News Service
Another great news source all readers.

Corporation for Supportive Housing
CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.

The Healing Place of Wake County – Healing Transitions
The Healing Place of Wake County is a homeless shelter for men with a long term recovery program for addicts and alcoholics. They must be homeless and from Wake County to get in the program.

Real Change News Homeless Newspaper
A street newspaper from Seattle Washington.

IFC Community House
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service meets basic needs and helps individuals and families achieve their goals. We provide shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need. We accomplish this through strong partnerships with volunteers, staff and those we serve. We rely on the active involvement of caring individuals, congregations and other community organizations.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness.

Interagency Council for Homelessness
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is truly a vehicle of out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem-solving. Everyone deserves a place to call home, and we can make that a reality by improving access to and coordination of essential services. Through innovative partnership and leadership, I believe we can end chronic homelessness within a decade.

Hope for the Homeless, Inc
The purpose of this organization is as follows: 1. To provide those living on the streets with food, warm clothes, blankets, and compassion. 2. To work cooperatively with other agencies and groups to provide help and support for the homeless. 3. To attempt to instill in those we serve a sense of hope. 4. To provide members, students and the community with a greater understanding of the plight of the homeless.

Urban Ministries
Continually providing support for those in need of food, medical, dental, case management, prescriptions, shelter…and many other services for the poor, needy and homeless. How can we help you today?

Job Link Career Center
Your one stop job search shop is right here. You can even search in Spanish.

Department of Health and Human Services
North Carolina’s site for helping those less fortunate.

NC Child Advocacy Institute
Children’s news.

Human Rights Watch…Street Children
Defending human rights worldwide.

Library of Congress
Forms, copyrights and more to be found here.

Child Welfare Homepage
Our children have no right being homeless. Let’s go to this site and do what we can top end this tragedy for our children.

Triangle United Way
Together, We Can Do The Most Good. But it all begins here.

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National Fair Housing Alliance
Fair Housing laws are discussed and made right here.

National Coalition of the Homeless
Help for the homeless…on a national level.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Come see what you can do to help end the fight against homelessness.

Homeless Vets
Homeless veterans can go here.

The Universal Living Wage Campaign
Vote to give us a better more livable minimum wage.

A cross-sector collaboration among individuals and organizations.