Who we are

A Doorway to Hope is a Christian organization serving working, low income families with children who are at a crisis point and need a helping hand. ADTH provides one-time assistance designed to prevent homelessness and create economic stability.  We partner with Wake County Public School social workers, churches and other community agencies (Dorcas Ministries, Western Wake Crisis Ministry, The Carying Place, Interact, and others in Wake County to carefully screen impoverished, working families. These families often do not qualify for government assistance.

Our mission

A Doorway to Hope provides necessary resources and links to local services to give temporary, emergency help. The goal of our experienced staff is to return families-in-need to self-sufficiency.  

Who we help

More than 10% of the one million people living in Wake County live in poverty. That breaks out to over 106,000 people who struggle to make ends meet every day. What is even more heartbreaking, is that of those 106,000 people, ONE in four are children. It is nearly impossible for one full-time employed, minimum wage worker to support even one child without falling into poverty. According to the News and Observer’s special report on Seeing the Invisible, “North Carolina has one of the country’s fastest rising poverty rates. A decade ago, we were 26th – a little better than average. Now we’re 11th, speeding past the competition. We’ve also seen, over the same period, one of the steepest increases in the ranks of the uninsured.”

For many of the working poor, living pay check-to-paycheck means there is no savings fund, no one month’s salary saved for emergencies.  Numerous situations such as a spouse leaving, a long term illness, lost job or even a car breaking down can send good, hard working people into a crisis. Rent, utility and other bills go unpaid. Eviction notices start a downward spiral of unfortunate circumstances. This is where A Doorway to Hope can help. We do not subsidize income, rather we link working families in crisis with partner agencies to meet their immediate need, returning them to a state of self sufficiency. Want to make an impact? Learn more about how you can make a difference!

How we help

We provide a specialized needs assessment, for each family, which determines how we can serve them best and break the cycle of poverty.

  • Emergency assistance through our Crisis Ministry
  • Summer Foods Program
  • Household Essentials Baskets
  • Angel Tree Christmas Project