UMOM New Day Centers began in the hearts of people who knew they could do more for those who had less.

In 1964, members of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church (back then called the Arizona Methodist Church Extension Society) created what would come to be known as United Methodist Outreach Ministries or UMOM.
The early work of this faithful group was ‘urban-centered ministries’ that included relief for transients and backyard playgrounds for impoverished neighborhoods.

The Bruce and Diane Halle Women’s Center, Arizona’s first shelter solely for single women experiencing homelessness, opens in Phoenix.


UMOM takes over and begins operating Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development’s programs and shelters. TCYD is renamed, “Tumbleweed, a Service of UMOM.’

Parson’s Village opens, offering 48 new units of affordable/supportive housing.


UMOM partners with St. Joseph the Worker to provide job opportunities to people experiencing homelessness.