Stories

During the fall semesters of 2010 and 2011, Duke students have worked with Housing for New Hope, which provides a continuum of care for the most needy of Durham and Orange County citizens through outreach and crisis assistance, transitional housing and permanent housing.

Housing for New Hope provides supportive services through Presbyterian Urban Ministry, PATH Outreach to homeless persons with mental illness, a Re-Housing Team, Transitional Housing for single men (Phoenix House) and single women (Dove House), Permanent Housing (at Andover Apartments, Sherwood Park Apartments and Williams Square Apartments), and through its Alumni Program.

Over the course of both semesters, students were introduced to and began working with their subjects:  building a relationship– through sharing a meal, attending an event, serving at Urban Ministries, visiting with extended family and friends, doing outreach in the woods and under bridges, and talking a lot. These pieces reflect the relationship  trust, mutual respect, and friendships that grew out of the assignment for this class.

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