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Roanoke Area Ministries

Roanoke Area Ministries is an ecumenical, urban ministry that serves the Roanoke Valley by providing safe shelter for the homeless, a nutritious lunch, and emergency financial aid to those in need.

Our doors are open 365 days a year from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

We invite you to step inside, see what we do each day, and discover how you can help.



Roanoke Area Ministries is an ecumenical organization that boldly serves as an advocate for the homeless and poverty stricken helping people in need through a variety of programs including emergency financial assistance, a hot noon-time meal each day and a day shelter for the homeless.  Our aim is to empower people to move from dependency to self-sufficiency; in doing so we build a stronger, healthier community.

  Upcoming Events  

Volunteer Openings:

Food Pick Up Team Volunteers needed:
RAM has partnered with Starbucks, Long Horn Steak House and Carrabbas for food pick-ups.

We need volunteers to BE ON CALL for pick-ups.  Picks up days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. We do need a Pick Up Team Volunteer every second Monday to go to Long Horn Steak house between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:45 AM.

Front Desk Staffing: 8am to 12pm: Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Wednesdays & Saturdays.

Office Volunteer to work in Volunteer/Development office 1 or 2 days a week.  Basic computer skills a plus.  (Tuesdays/Thursdays—9:15 to 11:30 am)

Dining Room Group – set up and service team (3 to 4 volunteers) Every 3rd Thursday on the month – 11:15am to 1:20pm

First Fridays Event: Need 6 more volunteers over the age of 21 to work Friday October 6th 4:30 pm on Franklin Rd. between Williamson and Jefferson St.  (Let Geralynn know if you need a RAM bright green shirt)

If you can help fill in please contact Geralynn Trellue. Volunteer& Development Manager 540.345.9876 office or gtrellue@ramin.org

CROP HUNGER WALK  Sunday Oct. 8th 2017 – RAM House is a participating member  in this year’s CROP Hunger Walk. Volunteers and support needed. Sign up your group today  PROCEEDS supports RAM House , Hurricane Relief and Word Hunger issues - www.crophungerwalk.org/roanokeva - or call Geralynn at RAM for more information 540.345.9876


RAM has RAM logo umbrellas for sale.
Please see the May Newsletter for details.



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Donations may also be made by check and mailed to Roanoke Area Ministries, 824 Campbell AVE SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 or you may drop off a check or cash at RAM House, located at 824 Campbell AVE SW, Roanoke, VA 24016.

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and read more details about our upcoming events!!



Emergency Financial

Unexpected things happen. A hospital visit, a leaky roof, sudden job loss, death of breadwinner. These are just some of the emergencies that can push a person teetering on the edge of homeless completely over the edge. Call (540) 981-1732

RAM House
Day Shelter

Since 1987, the RAM House Day Shelter has provided refuge from the elements and a place of comfort, acceptance and support for those most in need. We recognize the need for support during some of life's most trying times.  Call (540) 343-3753

Hot Noontime

One in five children go hungry part of every month. Hunger can affect health, quality of life, and leave a person unable to face daily challenges. We serve a nutritious lunch, every day, to anyone who has need.
(540) 777-4099

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call, toll free, (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities can contact USDA through the Federal Relay at (800)877-8339 or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

824 Campbell Ave SW - Roanoke, VA 24016 - (540)345-8850

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