“My chance to make a fresh start.” ~ Randy
Families who come to the UMOM family shelter come in all forms, entire families headed by mom and dad, single moms and also single dads.
Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau find more fathers than ever are raising children on their own, making up nearly one in five of all single-parent households. There are two million single fathers in the United States as of 2017, a significant rise from the 1990s.
One of those families is headed by Randy, who recently came to UMOM with his kids to get the help they needed to find a stable place to live. His story inspires us and we hope it provides a perspective on the different types of circumstances that lead to families experiencing homelessness.