What We Do 2017-11-06T22:26:46+00:00

UMOM is a place of hope. Hope rebuilds lives.

A SAFE PLACE TO STAY

Crisis 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, youth, single women and others experiencing homelessness.

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ALMA

I really didn’t start feeling like there was hope until I came to UMOM.

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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.

A HOME WITHIN REACH

Affordable Housing

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.

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Santos

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.

Tumbleweed, a service of UMOM, works with homeless youth to find shelter, job skills, education and permanent housing.

HELP MEANS HOPE

Supportive Services

Obstacles to permanent housing take many forms. Access to job training, child development, childcare, healthcare, healthy food, basic financial training, treatment – our programs and services help people tackle the issues that led to homelessness in the first place.

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SAMANTHA

“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.

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.

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