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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.


RAM is seeking a full time financial aid assistant for the Financial Aid Office.  The most desirable candidate will be:

Business like and respectful of those who come in seeking aid.
He/she will take information and gather all the necessary facts with complete confidentiality so that a decision can be made for providing or denying aid.

The financial aid assistant will not make the decision, only gather all pertinent  information. Please send or bring a resume to RAM House at 824 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke VA 24153 or email a resume to ddenison@raminc.org. Interviews will be scheduled.


RAM House is in desperate need of front desk volunteers, particularly on the weekends. Hours are normally 8:00am to 12:00pm and 12:00pm to 3:00pm, but we are flexible. Our greatest hours of need are 8:00am to 10:30am and 11:00am to 1:30pm. If you are available to help out for even an hour or two, we need you. Please contact Martha at

540-345-9786 or msnidow@raminc.org.


Upcoming Events:

First Fridays Fundraiser, Friday, August 7.
If you are over 21 and can help please contact Martha Snidow
at 540-345-9786 or msnidow@raminc.org.
RAM t-shirts will be provided for all volunteers.

Duncan Automotive Annual Cruise-In
on Virgil Goode Highway near Rocky Mount
on Saturday, September 19
RAM will be represented and will receive funds from the event.

CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 13
RAM has been chosen as the recipient of that fundraiser for 2015.


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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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