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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 a grassroots, community, interfaith organization that boldly serves as an advocate for people who are homeless and poverty stricken. RAM helps people in need through a variety of programs including emergency financial assistance, a day shelter serving a daily hot noon-time meal, providing clothing and job placement assistance.  Our aim is to empower people to move from dependency to self-sufficiency; in doing so, we build a stronger, healthier community.

  Upcoming Events


Clothing closet for our guest who are homeless update:
We are in need of men’s gently used sneakers especially sizes 9 to 11 - and men’s jeans especially sizes 30” to 34” waists.

Please donate to RAM House – 824 Campbell Ave. Roanoke VA  - Admin Office: 540.345.8850  - 7 days a week (preferred times 9am to 3pm – but we are open 8am to 4pm),


Volunteer Openings

Front Desk Staffing: 8am to 12pm: Wednesdays & Saturdays.

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

1st Saturdays—every other month even months -Kitchen Prep Group - 3 to 4 volunteers  9AM  to 1:30PM  even months (work every other month)

3rd Thursdays—Dining Room Group—4 volunteers—11:15AM to 1:30PM

Volunteers needed:

Social Media volunteer for Roanoke Gives project.

Contact gtrellue@raminc.org




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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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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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Last Updated 2/25/2020