Blog Page 2017-12-18T23:09:29+00:00

In memory of Bruce Halle

Arizona lost an extraordinary man this week. Bruce Halle passed away at the age of 87. Bruce was a highly successful businessman as founder and owner of Discount Tire. What many may not know is that Bruce, and his wife, Diane, also shared a deep commitment to our community. Just this summer, UMOM New Day Centers opened the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation Women’s Center. It was, [...]

UMOM families receive special performances from Pennsylvania’s Easton Area High School Marching Band

UMOM was thrilled today to welcome the Easton Area High School Red Rover Marching Band for a performance following the Fiesta Bowl Parade especially for families and women at its main downtown campuses. In addition to the performance, Easton students donated 30 boxes full of much-needed items for homeless families, women and youth. Earlier today, the Red Rover Band marched in the 47th Annual National Bank [...]

Hope for the New Year

  Over the past two days we have shared the story of Cindy, a single mother who was living out of her car. With help from generous supporters like you, Cindy and her young daughter were finally able to start a new life. A message from Darlene Newsom, UMOM CEO     In a matter of a few hours, 2017 will be coming to a close. I hope you [...]

Cindy and Her Daughter Begin the Journey “Home”

  Yesterday we started telling you the story of Cindy, a single mother who was living out of her car. Today we continue her story. After a couple of weeks of trying to find shelter, I finally got word that there was space at UMOM New Day Centers. Oh, happy day! My daughter was looking forward to a warm bed and a place to take a bath, and I was [...]

Spending the Holidays in a Car

As you know, UMOM serves thousands of individuals in Arizona experiencing homelessness including, families, single women and at-risk youth. Every day we meet people and hear stories of the unimaginable hardships they are facing. We wanted to share one of those stories with you about Cindy, a single mother who was living out of her car. My name is Cindy, and this is my story. Last Christmas, my daughter and [...]

Give back and Get back: Give a gift to UMOM and a gift to yourself!

Arizona has a special tax law that gives you twice the bang for your buck! It’s called the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, and it works like this: You give a year-end gift to UMOM New Day Centers, up to $400 for an individual and up to $800 for couples. By donating, you will help us provide shelter, housing and services to thousands of individuals. BUT THERE’S MORE.... [...]

You make a difference in everything we do. Now, you can do even more.

Mandy was a young woman with six children and nowhere to go. It seemed like it all happened so fast – a divorce, a lost job, no family to help her – and suddenly, she and her kids were experiencing homelessness. But Mandy found UMOM, and that’s when things started to change. She stayed with us for two years, and when she left, she said, “You helped [...]

YOU made #Giving Tuesday an ENORMOUS success!

You blew us away! Yesterday, we asked you to participate in a donor match contest – an anonymous benefactor agreed to match all #Giving Tuesday donations up to $10,000. You did a whole lot more than that... the total for yesterday’s event, including the match, just hit $107,000!! And you did it in 24 hours! Because of your support, we raised more than we dreamed. You shared our [...]

New national report cites “tragically high” level of youth homelessness

Whether it’s couch surfing, sleeping in a car or living in a friend’s storage shed, homelessness among youth and young adults takes many forms. These youths are suffering. Yet, there has been very little research into scale, scope, and urgency of youth homelessness in America. Until now. The Chapin Hall research center at the University of Chicago has just released a first-of-its-kind study titled, Voices of Youth [...]

The five best ways to make your #Giving Tuesday gift count!

is an annual, global event. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it’s the perfect way to give to the causes that matter most to you. It is happening today, Tuesday, November 28, 2017! And this year, it is a very big deal for UMOM New Day Centers. An anonymous donor is offering a $10,000 match – but only if we can raise an equal amount in [...]