White flag shelters open as temperatures drop below freezing

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
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NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- As colder weather moves into North Carolina and temperatures drop, white flag shelters are opening in communities across the Triangle.

The shelters provide a warm place for individuals experiencing homelessness or those without a great source of heat. Overnight temperatures are expected to be below freezing throughout the rest of the week.

Here's a list of available shelters


Shelters operated by Oak City Cares

Bryant Center

401 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh

Hours: 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Salvation Army - Family Shelter

1863 Capital Blvd., Raleigh

Hours: 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Men's Shelter

401 W Cabarrus St., Raleigh

Hours: 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Women's Shelter - Bulla Building

301 W Jones St., Raleigh

Hours: 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.


Durham Rescue Mission's Center for Hope

1201 E Main St | (919) 688-9641



Salvation Army Shelter

245 Alexander St., Fayetteville

Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

True Vine Ministries

5315 Morganton Road, Fayetteville

Hours: 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

For more information about the True Vine Shelter, go here.

The Cornerstone Christian Empowerment Center

111 North Bragg Boulevard, Spring Lake

Hours: 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.

For more information about Cornerstone Christian Empowerment Center, call 910-494-2715 or email treyct5@gmail.com.


Southern Human Services Center

2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill


Johnston County Courthouse

207 E. Johnston St. Smithfield

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Open Monday - Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Johnston County Public Library

305 E. Market St. Smithfield

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Weekdays), 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Saturdays)

Smithfield Rescue Mission

523 Glenn St. Smithfield

Phone Number: 919-934-9257

After Hours Phone Number: 919-437-9689

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