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An Update from Darlene


Dear UMOM Family,

As you may know, Gov. Ducey made an executive order this week regarding essential service providers in the community. Human service operations working with the homeless population were named as an essential.

Our emergency shelters are open and operating as we continue learning how to live our day-to-day lives amidst COVID-19. We are pushing forward with our goal of ending homelessness by keeping our community members safe, healthy, and off the streets.

I want to thank all of you who have been dropping off goods and sending us donations through your online purchases. It’s because of you that we are able to continue our day-to-day operations. It was a special treat today to have Boy Scout Troop 90 drop off a collection of donated items they had gathered for the children, families, and individuals at our emergency shelter! There were even books and board games for the kids; how great is that?

The 800 family members, single women, and youth at our shelters still need your support. We’re asking for your continued assistance during this time of need. Below is a list of items that we need right now:


1. Face masks

2. Clorox/ Lysol disinfectant products

3. Ziplock gallon bags

4. Aluminum foil

5. Paper towels

6. Dish soap

You can drive by and drop off these donations at our main campus between 8 AM – 5 PM. Alternatively, you can support these families, women, and youth, by making a virtual purchase on Amazon, WalmartTargetCostco, or wherever you shop. You can also make donations online. We’re so grateful for your support toward ending homelessness today, and always. None of this would be possible without you. 

Our community relies on your compassion; thank you.

With gratitude,

Darlene Newsom, Chief Executive Officer