Helen Wright Center

The Helen Wright Center for Women is a program for single, homeless women without children in their care. 

Emergency Shelter

We currently designate 24 beds for emergency shelter. Women are offered an initial fourteen night stay and may request additional time if they wish to enter a program bed. If you need emergency shelter, call the center at 919-833-0332.

Helen Wright Program

The Helen Wright Center for Women’s program provides more than housing assistance. With a focus on the establishment of well-defined goals and objectives, women are offered an opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through intensive case management services.


Groups at NRUMC have been volunteering at The Helen Wright Center for years, preparing and serving meals, chatting with, and sometimes even praying for the residents. While volunteers are only there for approximately 2–3 hours, the impact they have can be enormous. We hope you will consider volunteering your time to make this kind of impact.

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