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Affordable Housing for Vietnam Veteran

In 1973, Johnnie McGee graduated from high school in New Jersey and joined the Air Force, eager to see life outside of his small town. He diligently served our country in the Vietnam War, and spent time on duty in Montana upon his return to the United States. After sustaining an injury while active on duty, Johnnie decided to move to Mississippi, where his family lived. Life [...]

Financial Literacy

Anyone can find themselves just one paycheck away from experiencing homelessness. Working families who have played by the rules are currently facing the prospect of falling into homelessness due to COVID-19; especially if they are lacking the financial cushion to sustain themselves in the event of a job loss or unexpected medical bill. Homelessness can happen to any of us. During this unprecedented time, families facing financial [...]

World Health Day 2020

APRIL 7, 2020 - This World Health Day, we honor the contribution of nurses and midwives, recognizing their vital role in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the front lines of COVID-19 response, putting their own health at risk to protect the broader community. We extend our gratitude and support to nurses and healthcare workers as we recognize them as one of [...]

Spring Fundraising and Volunteer Events Update

A Message from UMOM New Day Centers 03/16/2020 Dear UMOM Family and Friends, The health and well-being of the UMOM family - residents, staff, donors, volunteers - has always been and continues to be our number one priority. After much consideration and with social respect for our community, UMOM has decided to change spring fundraising events and postpone volunteer activities as an effort to help stem the [...]

New World Record!

We Talked the Talk and Walked the Walk! It’s early in the morning at the Phoenix Zoo and the animals are quiet. Little do they know that, in a few short minutes, thousands of human beings – in flip flops, no less! – are about to invade these zoo creatures’ peaceful sanctuary. That’s how things started last Saturday at UMOM New Day Center’s 11th Annual Walk [...]

UMOM Women Thrive Thanks to Causemetics Donation

UMOM New Day Centers received a generous donation from Thrive Causemetics of over 27,000 makeup products, ranging from eyeliner and mascara to blush and lip gloss. Thrive Causemetics is Beauty with a Purpose, and for every product purchased, they donate to help a woman thrive. Makeup is often considered a luxury item rather than a necessity, but for most women, it is an instrumental tool utilized in [...]

A New Day for Employment at UMOM

Here at UMOM we believe that employment + housing = ends homelessness. In order to better assist the families, single women and unaccompanied youth we serve, we have opened the New Day Employment Center, a new training and employment center for UMOM clients. The Center is in a repurposed space located on our New Day Centers campus in Phoenix. The space has been [...]

UMOM receives $5 Million grant from Bezos Day One Fund

We’re excited to announce something truly extraordinary: UMOM has received a $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund, established this year by Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos. Each night, more than 200 families in Maricopa County will live on the streets, sleep in their cars or spend the night in fear because of an unstable living situation, even if they’ve sought help. A lack of resources [...]

A Unique Fundraiser Benefits UMOM’s Youth

At UMOM, we are fortunate to receive donations from a number of generous groups in the community including a variety of church groups, corporate committees, youth groups and girl scout troops. One afternoon, we were contacted by the Florence State Prison because they were interested in doing a fundraiser for UMOM’s Tumbleweed* youth. This was a first for us, but we were grateful to be selected by [...]

When the monsoon hit UMOM, you were ready to help!

When a heavy monsoon storm hit our UMOM New Day Centers main campus on the night of August 3, 2017, the results weren’t pretty. Our parking lot flooded first, then excess water swept through 12 units of family housing. At one point, we had 2 – 3 feet of standing water that took 24 hours to drain. Twelve families were flooded out. We felt so fortunate to be [...]

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