UMOM is people like you

Jackson Fonder

“There is a single driving force behind everything we do: the fundamental belief that every human being, no matter his or her status, deserves dignity, respect and a home. We spend every day working to make that vision become a reality.”
– Jackson Fonder, CEO

Our Mission is to end family homelessness by restoring hope and rebuilding lives.

Our Values

Learn: We pursue growth and solutions; always exploring ways to be better.

Elevate: Our focus is on people – we lift each other up with kindness, empathy, and respect.

Achieve: We are creative community leaders. We solve big problems working together.

Drive: Our work does not stop until all families have a safe place to call home.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

We believe that our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to inclusiveness as a value and practice. We are a values-driven company that believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion for our staff, clients, and community partnerships. We strive to lead by example, viewing and encouraging diversity as a fundamental strength of homeless services.

Founded in 1964, UMOM is located in Phoenix, Arizona and is an innovative provider of shelter, housing and services for people experiencing homelessness.

Every night we provide safe shelter and supportive services for nearly 700 individuals experiencing homelessness – 155 families and 130 single women. We also offer over 550 units of affordable housing across the Valley.

We helped 1,171 people find jobs through our employment services.

We provide healthcare services, job training, one-on-one case management, and more.

It’s more than a job. It’s our passion.