The Durham Crisis Response Center relies on donations from individuals like you to provide vital services in our community. Financial contributions are important for funding our operations as some of our needs (hotels, food cards for clients) cannot be funded through grants. Individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and faith communities can make a donation to DCRC at any time through our secure website or by mail.


Make a difference TODAY


Your gift today will ensure that DCRC continues to support survivors, educate the public, advocate for change, and work to prevent violence in our community. A gift of $250 can provide a home and meals for a parent and three children at our shelter for two weeks. Please make your most generous donation today.


We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. Please make the most generous donation you can to DCRC today.



Donate Online by Credit Card


Make a financial gift right now to help stop domestic violence and sexual assault through our secure server without leaving our site. Fast, easy, secure. Use the TAB key to navigate once you click on the "donate" button.



Donate Online through PayPal

Make a secure contribution with your PayPal account by sending your donation via PayPal to the email address: accounting AT (replace AT with @).


Your support ensures that DCRC can serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence 24 hours each day, 365 days each year.

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Donate by Mail

Send your contribution check made payable to “Durham Crisis Response Center” to our office at 206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC, 27701



Donate in Memory or Honor of a Loved One


Donations are also accepted in honor or memory of a loved one or individual. You will receive a letter for your tax-deductible donation and an additional acknowledgment will be sent to the honoree or family, according to your wishes. Please send a note with your check or call our office at 919-403-9425 or email to provide information about your honoree.


You can also make a donation at the DCRC MightyCause page. You will see a link to “Dedicate my donation to someone” on the second page of the donation process.


Create Your Own Fundraising Campaign


Do you want to do more to end violence in our community through DCRC? Become a fundraiser and have fun doing it! Run a race! Ride a bike! Have a birthday or wedding or anniversary campaign! The possibilities are endless. Set up your own campaign at and start collecting donations today. Get creative and make a difference today!


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Donate a Cell Phone


Do you have an old cell phone you are no longer using? Donate it to DCRC and it could save someone’s life. Cell phones can be used to dial 911 in an emergency, whether or not they are activated. If you have a cell phone that has been cleared of all information, please drop it off at the DCRC office with its charger. All donations are tax-deductible.


Donate a Vehicle


The Durham Crisis Response Center accepts vehicle donations through a secure site provided by the Vehicle Donation to Any Charity Program.


Donate Goods or Services


The DCRC shelter houses many families each year, requiring lots of odds and ends to keep the household running. DCRC relies on gifts from the community to make stays at the shelter as comfortable as possible.


Professional services, such as painting, plumbing, electrical work, landscaping and more, are extremely helpful and allow us to provide more services directly to clients. If you can mow the grass, fix a leaky sink or handle a hammer, we have a job for you. Please contact us at for more information.


DCRC also maintains a wish list of all the things needed on an on-going basis. If you would like to donate any of the following new items listed below, please drop them off at Pennies for Change, our benefit thrift store, located at 2715 Chapel Hill Blvd. near Guglhupf. Please call 919-237-2167 if you need directions. If you have other items that you would like to donate to the shelter program, please call our Director of Shelter Services at 919-489-3654.


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Items Needed on an On-Going Basis

Household Supplies

Paper Towels

Light Bulbs (60W-100W)

Non-perishable food items

Cleaning Supplies

Laundry Detergent

Fabric Softener

Ziploc Bags

Dishwasher Detergent


Laundry Baskets

Aluminum Foil

Trash Bags (39 gal)

Batteries (all sizes)Toilet Paper

Soap and Sponges


Personal Needs


Sanitary Napkins






Pantyhose (Variety of colors and sizes)

Women’s underwear

Women’s knee-hi’s and socks

Girls Underwear

Boys underwear (for ages 12 and under)

Baby Needs

Wet Wipes

Diapers (all sizes)

Teething Toys

Other Needs

DATA (adult) Bus Passes

Phone Cards

Professional skills (Gardening, Painting, Plumbing, Electrician)Gift Certificates (Grocery, Department and Video Stores)

Sweat Pants (all sizes)

Sweat Shirts (all sizes)

Date Books/Appointment Calendars

Blank Journals

Adult and Children Craft Items

Knitting Supplies

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206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701 Office Phone: (919) 403-9425
Office Hours: 9AM - 5PM

© Durham Crisis Response Center 2019