Durham Rescue Mission
DRM reportedly discourages its workers from seeking mental healthcare, apparently in the belief that prayer is a superior alternative. (This is hearsay which Issuepedia has not been able to confirm.)
In 2011, DRM drew criticism for its efforts to close two through-streets in a slowly revitalizing area of eastern Durham, as detailed in an article in the Endangered Durham blog, with the aid of legal giant K&L Gates.
- 2011-01-19 [L..T] Fuller Memorial Presbyterian / Durham Rescue Mission “Plans submitted to the City / County Planning department with the rezoning demonstrated several worrisome elements to neighbors. The scale had grown considerably from the single multipurpose building discussed in previous years; it now stretched over portions of five city blocks, involved the demolition of 9 houses in historic district, and contemplated the closing of two streets, creating a fenced/gated facility stretching over three blocks.”