Resource List


Criminal Justice Resource Department Recourse Lists

Basic Need Resources

Hot Weather Resources

Cold Weather Resources

OC Connect Online Database

Hosted by the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), this comprehensive database has resources related to emergency assistance, food, housing, transportation, health services, education, work, and legal assistance.

Partnership to End Homelessness Resources List 

Orange County Housing Department Resources List

This list includes Orange County resources for housing, veterans, disability services, domestic violence, employment, education, food, health, mental health, and more.

Orange County Resources Guide - 2023

Esta lista incluye recursos en el Condado de Orange para la vivienda, los veteranos, servicios para la discapacidad, la violencia domestica, el empleo, la educación, la comida, la salud, la salud mental, y más.

Guía de Recursos del Condado de Orange - 2023


Orange County Public Transit

Orange County Public Transit strives to provide a comprehensive continuum of locally accessible, community-based transportation services. 

General Public: (919) 245-2008

TDD/ TTY: (919) 644-3045

Bus Schedules and Maps


Hillsborough-Chapel Hill

Hillsborough Circulator

Mobility on Demand (MOD)

On demand low-cost transportation service for Orange County residents. 

CJRD Transportation Assistance for Court Participants

CJRD assist court involved participants in Orange County with to/from court and when leaving the OC Detention Center.


Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA)

The Emergency Housing Assistance fund was created under the Risk Mitigation and Housing Displacement Fund to help Orange County residents with low incomes prevent eviction and homelessness and secure and maintain stable housing. Assistance is available to households in Orange County that:

  1. Earn no more than 60% of the area median income (AMI), 
  2. Have an urgent need for housing assistance that is related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and 
  3. Do not have adequate resources to cover the cost of their housing need

Orange County Housing Helpline (Partnership to End Homelessness)

The Orange County Housing Help program connects people in housing crisis with housing resources in Orange County
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm
(Or leave a voicemail/send an email any time:
Housing Helpline Phone:  919-245-2655

Street Outreach, Harm Reduction and Deflection program (SOHRAD)

The Street Outreach, Harm Reduction and Deflection program connects people experiencing homelessness in Orange County with housing and services. Peer support and clinical staff will provide ongoing engagement, response and case management to unsheltered individuals.

Monday-Friday          9am-11pm
Saturday                   2pm-11pm
SOHRAD Program Phone:  919-886-3351
SOHRAD Program Email:


IFC Commons

110 West Main Street, Carrboro NC 27510, (919) 929-6380

Members & volunteers provide support, resources, & crisis intervention to those in the community in a mutually supportive community environment. Services include a Community Kitchen, Community Market (food pantry), emergency financial assistance, and the REAL Transformation initiative.  


      1. Monday through Friday
        Lunch 11:15am-12:30pm
        Dinner 6:15pm-7:00pm
      2. Saturday
        Lunch 11:15am-12:30pm
      3. Sunday
        Lunch 12:15pm-1:30pm

Department of Social Services

The Orange County Department of Social Services exists to provide protection to vulnerable children and adults and economic support to low-income individuals and families in crisis. 

You may apply for Food and Nutrition Services (“Food Stamps”) or Medicaid online ( or you may complete a hard copy and mail it to DSS, or drop it off in person.  You can also go to DSS and meet with someone to apply.

Medicaid applications can be downloaded here.  Applications for the Food and Nutrition Services Program can be downloaded in an English Version (PDF) or a Spanish Version.  

Community Empowerment Fund (CEF)

Orange Community Hub - CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

The Orange Community Hub at CEF in Chapel Hill seeks to better enable community members in Orange County to achieve self-sufficiency by bringing together a variety of services in an integrated service delivery approach.  

The Hub is located on the ground floor of 208 N. Columbia Street in Chapel Hill (919-200-0233). CEF also has a location in Durham at 2634 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 6 (919-797-9233).

Reintegration Support Network (RSN)


RSN, through its peer support model, supports youth and emerging adults in developing a sense of belonging and the skills and capacities for self-advocacy, healthy relationships, quality of life, and positive engagement in the community. Mentors provide one to one mentoring as well as facilitate groups.

 (984) 777-5282 


North Carolina Drug User Health Resource Guide

A comprehensive list of resources for people in North Carolina, broken down by region and county. Includes places to get medical care, housing, food, syringe access, MAT, behavioral health treatment.

Oxford Houses

Oxford Houses are a clean and sober housing option for individuals in recovery.  Individuals typically enter an Oxford House after completing a Substance Use Disorder treatment program.  Individuals living in a house are expected to participate in a recovery program in the community during their residence.

Search for vacancies here:

NC Harm Reduction Coalition

NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, resource development, coalition building and direct services for people impacted by drug use, sex work, overdose, gender, STIs, HIV and hepatitis.

Programs include the Overdose Prevention Program and Syringe Services.

UNC ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program)

Outpatient substance use treatment offering group and individual therapy.

1101 Weaver Dairy Road
 Suite 102 and 103
 Chapel Hill, NC 27514


A Fresh Start

Offers DWI assessments and substance use treatment groups.
Two locations: Hillsborough and Carrboro


UNC Horizons

UNC Horizons is a substance use disorder treatment program for women, including those who are pregnant, parenting, and/or whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence.   Offers residential and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment program is available to pregnant women and mothers of children (children may accompany them to the program). 

410 N Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Freedom House Recovery Center

Freedom House offers outpatient substance use treatment groups and operates two halfway houses: one for men and one for women.

104 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill NC


ADATC (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center)

NC DHHS: R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center

R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, 919-575-7000 (Butner, NC)

R.J. Blackley is one of  three state operated North Carolina Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs) specifically designed to provide inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization and medical detoxification for individuals with substance use and other co-occurring mental health diagnoses to prepare for ongoing community based treatment and recovery. The standard program length is 10-14 days.

Eligibility & admission Criteria

  • Admission is available to any adult in our region regardless of financial resources or insurance status.  A referral from a professional is typically required.  


Freedom House Facility-Based Crisis (“detox”)

Walk-in services 24 hours/day: 110 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill



Follow this link for a list of harm reduction resources in Orange County, NC.


Club Nova

Club Nova is a nonprofit community center for people with serious mental illness providing employment, education, social opportunities, and more. 

Phone: 919-968-6682
103 West Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Duke Hospice Unicorn Bereavement Center 

Duke Hospice Unicorn Bereavement Center | Hillsborough, NC | Duke Health

Provides individual and group grief counseling.

1001 Corporate Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

STEP(Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program)

Outpatient clinic that helps individuals and families dealing with serious mental illness to make strides toward health and recovery.  Serves people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression.

200 N. Greensboro St.
Suite C-6 Second Floor
Carr Mill Mall
Carrboro, NC 27510


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT (Mental health AND substance use)

Caramore Community

Mission: to empower people with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) to live meaningful and independent lives by fostering strong work ethics and creating a safe and supportive environment where the population we serve is given space to flourish. Caramore Community offers residential services, a vocational program, and peer support services.  

550 Smith Level Rd.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Freedom House Recovery Center – 919-942-2803

Freedom House is a non-profit behavioral health care agency that provides a broad continuum of person-centered, comprehensive services for children, adolescents, adults and families who suffer from behavioral issues, mental illness or addiction.

104 New Stateside Drive, Chapel Hill NC
Mobile Crisis: 866-275-9552
Crisis Unit: 919-967-8844 

El Futuro

El Futuro is a one-of-a-kind place where Spanish-speaking immigrants can access culturally-responsive mental health services. 

El Futuro offers the following services:

    • DWI Assessments and Treatment
    • Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluations 
    • Individual, Family, and Group Treatment 
    • Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment 
    • Psychiatric Treatment

2020 Chapel Hill Rd. Suite 23
Durham, NC 27707

Mind Path Care Center (must have private insurance)

MindPath Care Centers of Chapel Hill and Carrboro is an outpatient mental and behavioral healthcare provider that strives to offer world-class mindcare to anyone who may need support. 

401 Providence Rd, Ste 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-929-1375

The Orange County Health Department

Offers behavioral health counseling services to their patients – more info here:

Contact Karen Current, LCSW (919) 245-2046 

XDS, Inc.

XDS, Inc. (Cross Disability Services, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) whose vision is to empower individuals living with mental health challenges to find a way of becoming self-sufficient and have an improved quality of life. We do this by providing an array of clinically appropriate, person-centered, and flexible treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.

P.O. Box 368
Carborro, NC 27510
(919) 656-4395

Carolina Behavioral Care

Offers psychiatric and therapy services for people with behavioral health needs.  Accepts Medicaid and private insurance.   Locations in Hillsborough and Durham.


Chapel Hill Police Department Crisis Unit


The Crisis Unit is a 24-hour co-response team that provides onsite emergency response with officers to persons in crisis situations. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-11pm, plus on-call response.

Crises may include intimate partner or sexual violence, people in mental health crises, situations requiring safety planning, victims of crime, traumatic situations, stalking/harassment, or outreach to vulnerable people.

Freedom House Mobile Crisis


24/7 mobile crisis response for behavioral health crises.


Compass Center: 919-929-7122 (24 hour crisis line)

Compass Center's free and voluntary services guide individuals and their families toward safety, self-sufficiency and empowerment.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center: 919-967-7273 (24 hour crisis line)

Helps survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones 24 hours a day.


Refugee Community Partnership (RCP)

Volunteers walk alongside members throughout their lifelong journey with US systems and institutions. This produces powerful bonds for cross-community relationship building, collaboration, and coordinated action, and builds a shared sense of ownership. 

(919) 590-5910
PO Box 461
Carrboro, NC  27510

Refugee Support Center

About Us - Refugee Support Center 

The Refugee Support Center (RSC) is a 501 (c)3, volunteer-based organization established to facilitate the transition of local North Carolina refugees to a new life in our community by providing them services, helping them access resources, and developing their skills to promote self-sufficiency. 

401 Highway 54 Bypass, E-15, Carrboro NC 27510

Orange County Health Department:

The Health Department offers services to all people regardless of their immigration status. Interpreters are available in all languages. More info and resources here:

Church World Services

Works with community partners to educate the wider community, advocate for immigrant and refugee causes, and equip new refugees and immigrants for long-term success.  Services include case management, English classes, employment services, legal services, and advocacy/outreach.

112 S. Duke St. Suite 4B, Durham, NC 27701


El Futuro

El Futuro is a one-of-a-kind place where Spanish-speaking immigrants can access culturally-responsive mental health services. 

El Futuro offers the following services:

    • DWI Assessments and Treatment
    • Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluations 
    • Individual, Family, and Group Treatment 
    • Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment 
    • Psychiatric Treatment 

2020 Chapel Hill Rd.
Suite 23
Durham, NC 27707

El Centro Hispano

Supports and advocates for members of the local Latinx community through educational opportunities, economic development, health and wellbeing support, community engagement and advocacy.  

201 West Weaver Street, Carrboro, NC 27510


Durham Technical Community College

Offers employment resources and continuing education. Career Services at Durham Tech can help students and alumni search, find, and transition to a career.

Workforce Development provides career and employee assessments as well as courses in career development and enhancement. High School Diplomacy and GED classes also available.  

NC Works / Skills Development Center

The Orange County Skills Development Center is a one-stop shop that assists individuals in seeking and obtaining employment as well as access education and training.  The Center also offers referrals to community based agencies for assistance with additional needs, all of which is free of charge, and open to all members of the public.

2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill 27516

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to people with disabilities. Disabling conditions may include physical impairments, mental health issues, or addiction.  

548 Smith Level Rd, Carrboro 27510


Phone Numbers for Court System Stakeholder offices

    • Orange County Courthouse: (919) 644-4500
    • Chapel Hill Courthouse: (919) 967-4523
    • District Attorney: (919) 644-4600
    • Magistrate's Office: (919) 929-5707
    • Orange County Sheriff: (919) 644-3050
    • Orange County Detention Center: (919) 245-2940
    • Orange County Office of Probation and Parole: 919-245-2220
    • Department of Juvenile Justice: 919-245-2215
    • Orange County (District 15B) Public Defender’s Office: 919-643-4400
    • Attorney directory:


Legal Aid

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

1-866-219-LANC (5262)

NC Free Legal Answers

A free, online service for low-income individuals in NC who need legal advice on non-criminal matters. 

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Debt Fund

A new program designed to help stop the ‘criminalization of poverty’ was successfully adopted by the Chapel Hill Town Council. The Criminal Justice Debt Fund will establish funding for outstanding criminal justice debt – with the hopes of re-integrating fiscally indebted individuals back into the community.

Online application here:

Contact: Megan Johnson, Chapel Hill Police Crisis Unit Supervisor, 919-968-2806, or Savannah Allred, Carrboro Police Department, 919-918-7397

OC Bail Bond Justice Project

The Bail/Bond Justice Project has two overarching goals: (1) Change unjust practices in setting bail in Orange County, and (2) Provide direct support to those being impacted by the bail system.

P.O. Box 3151 Chapel Hill, NC 27515.  

They operate a bail fund program and provide foundational community education and outreach.   

Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department (CJRD)

The Criminal Justice Resource Department administers the Pretrial Services program, two drug treatment courts, the Orange County Pre-Arrest Diversion program (OC-PAD), youth and adult mental health and substance use professionals that work directly with individuals in custody or at risk of incarceration, the Local Reentry Council and the Restoration Legal Counsel position. 

106 East Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (1st floor of the courthouse)

Local Reentry Council

The Local Reentry Council’s purpose is to coordinate resources in the community in an effort to provide assistance for returning individuals and their families that will facilitate a successful transition from incarceration back into society or help reduce barriers that are faced by those who have been justice-involved

Whitted Human Services Bldg
 300 North Tryon Street
 Office B242
 Hillsborough, NC 27278

M. Keith Patterson, Reentry Council Coordinator: 919-245-2064
Tiffany Bullard, Reentry Council Case Manager: 919-245-2065; Cell: 984-439-5998

Our Children’s Place

Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program committed to the children of incarcerated and returning parents. We strive to be the leading North Carolina advocate and educational resource focused on these children and the need for a statewide response to ensure their well-being. 


Wounded Healers/SWIT

Wounded Healers of North Carolina is an emerging Reentry Community Organization based in Durham led by those with the lived experience of incarceration. With perseverance and support, Wounded Healers have successfully transitioned back to their community and now resolve to use their own transformation experience, bolstered by certifications as peer support specialists, to help others achieve the same.

Dispute Settlement Center (DSC) 

Dispute Settlement Center - Mediation, Facilitation and Conflict Resolution

A non-profit mediation center focused on promoting and bringing about the peaceful settlement of disputes and preventing the escalation of conflict. 

302 West Weaver St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
P: (919) 929-8800 

Prisoner Legal Services

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services (NCPLS) is a non-profit law firm dedicated to ensuring access to the courts for people incarcerated in North Carolina state prisons. NCPLS attorneys work to correct unlawful criminal sentences and advocate for safe, humane, and constitutional prison conditions.