UMOM in the News: AZ DES Celebrates UMOM Partnership

We’re grateful to AZ DES (Arizona Department of Economic Security) for highlighting the success of our SNAP CAN (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Career Advancement Network) partnership. (Article courtesy of Arizona DES Office of Communications) SNAP CAN Provides Financial Benefits for Community-Serving Nonprofit The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Career Advancement Network (SNAP CAN) is a federal, state and local partnership designed to help Supplemental [...]

UMOM in the News: Parsons Foundation gives $1.1 million for powerful re-housing program

INNOVATION WILL SPEED THE MOVE FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING UMOM Announces New Grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation That Will Aid Powerful Re-housing Program PHOENIX (May 20, 2019) – UMOM New Day Centers, Arizona’s innovative leader in shelter, affordable housing and support services for families, single women and youth experiencing homelessness has created an innovative new approach to facilitate rapid re-housing. Rapid re-housing is an [...]

UMOM in the News: AZ Family, Phoenix homeless shelter receives $5 million

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The Real Story About Domestic Violence

  UMOM's resident expert on issues of domestic violence, Melissa Brockie, recently spoke with the Arizona Republic about the real story and real data behind DV. Melissa also talks about exactly what to watch for and what to do if a friend, neighbor or family member needs help. It takes just a little over two minutes to view and the info may surprise you. Then please add [...]

Little Gifts Can Make a Big Difference

  In January, UMOM received a generous donation of toddler bedding sets. All the children and families were thankful to receive them, but one young girl named Emma* was especially grateful. A few days after receiving the special gift, Emma – who is a student at our Child Development Center – ran up to a UMOM employee and gave her a big hug. When the staffer asked [...]

Good news in the new Federal budget

 NAEH (the National Alliance to End Homelessness) is sharing some great news. The new two-year federal budget deal increases the caps on what’s referred to as ‘non-defense spending,’ a category that includes funding for programs that serve people experiencing homelessness. You can read their blog post here. We’re not out of the woods. Although the caps increased, it will still take some effort to ensure funding for [...]

What is a PIT Count? And why does it matter?

A team of UMOM staff volunteers pose for a photo before completing the Point In Time Count. Under a bridge between Phoenix and Tempe, a group of six volunteers gathered on a chilly January morning. Across the nation, thousands of volunteers in hundreds of U.S. cities were doing exactly the same thing: launching the nation’s annual PIT Count. At first glance, the job seems simple. Interact [...]

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 [...]


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