Shelter is a start, not a solution. From the very first contact, we’re preparing for a bigger goal: a return to the community in permanent housing. Our shelters serve families, youth, single women and others experiencing homelessness.
I really didn’t start feeling like there was hope until I came to UMOM.
90% of homeless women have experienced severe physical or sexual assault.
UMOM’s Halle Women’s Center is Arizona’s first shelter designed exclusively for women experiencing homelessness.
HELP MEANS HOPE
Obstacles to permanent housing take many forms. Access to job training, healthcare, healthy food, basic financial training, treatment – our programs and services help people tackle the issues that led to homelessness in the first place.
“As humans, we make mistakes and that’s okay. Knowing that someone is there, even if we fall, that’s really important. That’s what UMOM was for me.”
Roughly 11% of adult homeless
Americans are U.S. military veterans.
Many live with lingering effects
of PTSD and substance abuse.
UMOM’s intensive case management and supportive services help Veterans and their families rebuild their lives.
A HOME WITHIN REACH
Most Americans spend half their income on housing. For extremely poor families and individuals, that figure jumps to 75%. UMOM moves families, youth and single women from emergency shelter to safe, stable, permanent housing.