Community House

24-hour Residential Facility for Homeless Men

1315 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514New Community House
Phone: 919-967-1086

If you are a homeless man who would like to enroll in the transitional housing program at Community House, please call 919 967-1086 and select option 4.

If you are a homeless man seeking emergency shelter at Community House, please call 919-967-1086 and press 2 to find out if Community House is offering emergency shelter for the night. If so, then press 5 to speak to a staff person on duty to sign up for space. You must sign up for space by 4:00pm. Community House typically offers emergency shelter when WRAL predicts overnight temperatures to be lower than 40 degrees.

Community House offers safe living accommodations, meals, showers and laundry facilities. Community House guests also receive an array of services:  referrals to substance abuse education and counseling; medical and mental health treatment; social worker support; job coaching; and referrals to community agencies.

Residents are encouraged to identify and address personal challenges, seek employment opportunities, and establish a plan with short and long-term goals. Volunteer professionals provide health care and mental health services to respond to the various needs of homeless men. All heath services are provided through collaboration with Piedmont Health Services, UNC Schools of Pharmacy and Social Work and UNC Hospitals.

Staff and volunteers strive to empower, educate and support homeless men so they can re-examine their life choices and take important steps towards a successful transition out of homelessness. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups available at Community House, which include: evening volunteers, receptionists, building monitors and clinic staff.

Community House has served as Orange County’s only emergency shelter for homeless men since 1985.