UMOM is a place of hope. Hope rebuilds lives.


A Safe Place to Stay – Emergency Shelter

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 and single women 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.



Supportive Services

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.


Affordable Housing

Most Americans spend half their income on housing. For extremely poor families and individuals, that figure jumps to 75%. UMOM moves families and single women from emergency shelter to safe, stable, permanent housing.



It’s a big relief. I just know I have a place I can come to, to shower, freshen up a little bit. I don’t have to worry about it as much.

You’d have to work 70 hours per week at minimum wage just to rent a two bedroom apartment in Arizona.

The Tempe Youth Resource Center works with homeless youth to find shelter, job skills, education and permanent housing.

Homelessness can happen to anyone.

An Arizona teacher – who’d been re-hired every year for many years – suddenly lost her contract with the school  district. She went from a professional position to homelessness in a year’s time.

62% of Americans have no emergency
savings. One big medical bill or car repair
can leave them homeless.