Our Vision

All residents in North Durham have access to safe, affordable housing.

Our Mission

North House provides innovative approaches to safe and affordable housing, meeting the needs of low income residents in North Durham.

Core Values

We believe in:

The rights of our participants to confidentiality and privacy;

Safe, supportive, non-judgmental and healthy environments;

Breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing a supportive, integrated continuum of housing services and supports;

An innovative approach that uses circle of supportive services and a focus on the strength of the participants which enables them to find and enact their own solutions to positive change.

Management Structure

North House is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board meets once a month, and Executive Meetings are called at the call of the Chair of the Board. 

Board of Directors:

Valerie Cranmer

Anne Kewley
Past Chair

Anne Wells

Marsha Watts

Ron Castle

Kathy Holdsworth

Karen Gillespie

Kristie Virgo 


Executive Director

Dawn Osier-Lewis
Homelessness Prevention Outreach
Wraparound Coordinator


Susan Tremayne
Financial Fitness Lead


Linda Green
Finance Coordinator


North House is a registered Charitable Organization 856822077RR0001