The programs that Presbyterian Urban Ministry are involved with are to assist people with addressing a short term crisis. This means that if you want help from someone, they will only be willing to give it to you if you deal with the main problem that you are facing. The resources available to residents in Durham County are a way for them to help themselves.
The organization only provides a limited amount of resources, such as financial aid and food. This program is designed to help people who are struggling financially and are facing difficult challenges in their lives. In addition to trained social workers, other providers will be available in the region to help clients.
Emergency funds for basic needs and living expenses from PUM
After an intake process and an in-depth interview have been completed, emergency financial assistance may be issued. It is for expenses that were not planned for, such as transportation, rent to stop evictions, utilities, or a limited number of medical expenses. The staff will help applicants identify services or even public assistance for which they may be eligible for.
The Presbyterian Urban Ministry has a food pantry and clothing closet on site that provides basic necessities for those in need. The store provides both groceries and clothing for those in need.
The food bank may have meats, dairy, fresh produce, baby formula, canned goods, and household staples for clients who are struggling with hunger. The family will be able to choose the food they want from the pantry. This means that the client can choose what food they want from the pantry. With this system, people can pick the groceries they want from what is available. This means that people who rely on food stamps to support themselves will continue to receive benefits even if the government shutdown continues for a long time.
The Clothes Closet is open to Durham County residents. This is also a choice for our clients. The center has clothes for men, women and children that can be used for free. The clothing bank only has clothes that were donated by the community, so there is a limited amount. The Presbyterian Urban Ministry will provide high-quality items throughout the year, although they may be gently used.
These services are available to anyone who lives in Durham County and has a low income. If a household is eligible for certain services, they may be able to receive food or clothing a few times each year. The type of items given out would depend on the size of the family and if they have any special needs.
People who are in a temporary financial crisis may receive help with their rent, utility bills or mortgage payments. You may also be able to get money for a security deposit. The Presbyterian Urban Ministry program helps families who are struggling with a short-term hardship.
To apply for support, the applicant must have a source of income and go through an interview process. They would also need some sort of agreement that states they can live in the home, like a lease or mortgage. The amount of money available for assistance programs is limited, and applicants must meet certain standards to be considered for a government grant or loan from Presbyterian Urban Ministry. This means that if you are approved for funding, the money will go directly to the person or organization you are buying from, and not to you. If someone is not qualified for help from the non-profit, staff members will try to connect them to other sources of help.
Education, Literacy, and Job Placement in Durham County
The staff from Presbyterian Urban Ministry want to address the root cause of the crisis, so this type of support from the agency is critical. There are resources available in partnership with one stop job centers and other partners.
This is for people who want to learn new skills as adults. Classes provide clients with instruction in English, reading, math skills, GED preparation and citizenship test preparation for immigrants. If necessary, other forms of self-sufficiency can also be set up. This learning occurs in a number of sessions held throughout the month.
Specialists provide services in classroom settings. There can be small groups and one-on-one sessions held with volunteer tutors, where students can learn and receive help. All resources available through Presbyterian Urban Ministry or any other charity are limited. Presbyterian Urban Ministry will try their best to help people who need employment services, but there may be a waitlist.
The library has resource labs and offers free computer training. There are free classes offered in various computer skills and software, such as Windows Fundamentals, Microsoft Word, Intro to Computers, and PowerPoint. The lab can also be used for residents to search for jobs or create resumes.
If you meet the requirements and there is money available, you will need to do an assessment. This means that we will be looking at the financial situation in its entirety and seeing where improvements can be made. If you need help, please call (919) 220-8757 or come to 2504 North Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina 27704.