The City is working with the Raleigh Wake Partnership to develop the Oak City Center at 1420 South Wilmington Street. The groundbreaking event will be at 9 a.m. on on June 20. The speakers will include Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes; City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane; and the Reverend Luis R. Zarama, Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.
The new center will replace the Oak City Outreach Center to provide coordinated services for families and individuals facing housing instability or homelessness. The focus of the new Oak City Center will be on tailoring services to the needs of individuals and families. In addition, the services and food distribution currently offered at the Oak City Outreach Center on weekends will be relocated to the new location and will continue to be offered on the weekends. The City of Raleigh has contributed $3.1 million to the development of Oak City Center. Catholic Charities will oversee the services offered at the new center. See video about Oak City Center.