How is Entry Point Durham different than Durham County DSS?

Entry Point is a new program to help people facing homelessness resolve their housing crisis. Entry Point is not a DSS program, but DSS programs might refer you to Entry Point. Entry Point is connected to the Homeless Service Provider Network in Durham. Entry Point will work with you to help resolve your housing crisis and will refer you to housing programs in Durham if they will be helpful.

Although Entry Point is in the Human Services Building during the day Monday through Friday, you can also go to the Exchange Building at 801 Gilbert Street on evenings, weekends, and county holidays.

The Human Services Building in Durham also includes other resources besides DSS, such as health care resources and Veteran resources. 

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1. I need to go to an emergency shelter in Durham. Can Entry Point help me?
2. Will Entry Point Durham find me housing? Can Entry Point Durham help me get Section 8 or Public Housing?
3. Does Entry Point Durham have a residency requirement?
4. How is Entry Point Durham different than Durham County DSS?
5. What if I have belongings that prevent me from going through security at the Human Services Building?