Urban Ministries of Wake County
The mission of Urban Ministries is to engage their community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home. Since 1981, Urban Ministries of Wake County has responded to neighbors in crisis by providing basic needs - food, medicine and shelter. Lately, we've placed renewed emphasis on looking beyond the moment - helping clients to build a higher quality of life. Urban Ministries' food pantry provides a week's groceries to as many as 50 families each weekday. Nearly 2,000 patients call their Open Door Clinic their medical home, receiving high quality medical care from volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lab techs and more. The Helen Wright Center for Women provides safe shelter, warm food, and genuine care to as many as 36 homeless women each night.
Urban Ministries of Wake County will have their MedServe Fellow functioning as a medical assistant and a combined community health worker with rotating opportunities throughout the organization. The clinic is one program of a larger non-profit safety net organization that serves very underserved communities in Raleigh. They're a great way to see how resources are brought together for such an underserved population.